David Jewell, former Director of the Regional Geriatric Program, in Hamilton, Ontario, passed away on January 25th, 2023.
We are saddened by the recent loss of David, a friend, colleague, mentor and leader. David was instrumental in the initial pilot of GPA through his participation on the GPA Steering Committee representing the Regional Geriatric Program Central and the Continuing Gerontological Education Cooperative (CGEC). After the CGEC transitioned into the not-for-profit AGE Inc, David joined the AGE Board of Directors for two terms, lending his expertise in his calm, cool and collected way that was legendary among Geriatric Clinicians and Advocates. He brought levity and humour to meetings and projects, modelling how to be a good leader and a good human. David remained supportive of the AGE Team even after his retirement from the RGPc, mentoring and recommending students who positively impact AGE and represent his legacy. He will be truly missed.