In Memoriam: Dr. Ina Cummings

The CSPCP mourns the loss of one of Canada’s pioneers in palliative care. Dr. Cummings was a founding member of the CSPCP and one its past Presidents. She was honoured with a CSPCP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 in recognition for her sustained and lasting contribution to palliative medicine and to the CSPCP. Dr. Cummings was a leader in palliative care since its very early days in Canada. She inspired many palliative physicians with her vision of whole person care and palliative medicine within the interdisciplinary team. Dr. Cummings died peacefully on March 20, 2018 at the West Island Palliative Care Residence – a facility that she helped to create and shape. See their heartfelt press releasefor a further tribute to Dr. Cummings.