1915 - 2007
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Andre F. Pasquet of Terrace, BC, passed away peacefully in June. He graduated from Queens University in 1943 with a specialty in anesthesia. His anesthesia career was perhaps most distinguished by his close relationship with Wilder Penfield in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
“In many ways, the modern era of awake craniotomies began more than 50 years ago when Wilder Penfield and Andre Pasquet published their landmark paper on the surgical and anaesthetic aspects of surgery after the administration of local and intermittent sedation and analgesia. Many of the concepts they outlined remain relevant today.”
In 1954 Andy joined the department of anesthesia at Dalhousie University in Halifax where he became an integral and respected member of the department. Andre was blessed with a unique teaching ability and a rare common-sense approach to medicine.
In 1973 he moved to Terrace, BC, where he developed the anesthesia department at Mills Memorial Hospital. In proud appreciation of his work, an operating room was dedicated to Andre at his retirement.
He continued to live in “his mountains” with his loving wife, Eula, and continued to make a lasting impression on everyone he met. He will be missed by Eula, his four children, and Eula’s children, but the memory of Andre will continue to serve as a reminder of the virtues of honesty, dedication, and love, so wonderfully exhibited by Andy Pasquet.
--Eric Pasquet, MD
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