Bronwen Roberts RRT

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our own. B. Bronwen Roberts was a Respiratory Therapist at the Henderson site of Hamilton Health Sciences for 25 years. She started at the Henderson as a clinical student of The Toronto Institute of Medical Technology and graduated in 1981(now the Michener Institute). She became a Staff Therapist in 1984 at the Henderson Hospital and has built many relationships throughout the years. Bronwen was dedicated to patient care and learning new therapies and equipment. Bronwen will be remembered for her quiet support of many charitable causes, love of animals, travel and the Hamilton Tiger Cats Football team. In recent years she battled many health problems and passed away on Saturday Dec 12th, 2009 in her 55th year. She will be remembered by all for her courage, strength and dedication to her job. Bronwen was loved by her family and friends and we will miss her dearly. 
Respiratory Therapy Team Hamilton Health Sciences

Gary Tang was known to be a phenomenal person and outstanding leader in the profession of Respiratory Therapy. He was well respected and cherished as a clinical instructor in the Fanshaw Respiratory Therapy Program in London and had left a direct impression on the practice of many Fanshaw grads. Gary passed away suddenly at his home on Friday night.  He is survived by his wife and 4 children. The Funeral will take place on Wednesday, Dec 16 at 11:00am at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Rd. N., in London.   

A Tribute to Christine Taing

I had the opportunity of meeting Christine Taing in 1st year of the Respiratory Therapy program at Michener in 2007. Through this time,  we became really close by the 2nd semester. To be honest, I was incredibly happy to have met her because she was really kind and was always open, honest, genuine and sincere.  She always showed this kindness to everyone she met and was always smiling, and willing to humbly help out and make you feel at ease all the time. Christine made my time at school so precious because of her loving nature and her beautiful spirit. I know for a fact that I felt blessed to have met such a good friend when I met her.

To me, she was incredibly determined and so inspirational. Her motivation and drive, always put me in my place and forced me to also do the same. I know she was also vegetarian, only because she wanted to “see how far she can go”, as to test her self. I also tried with her, but didn’t last past 8 months. She always showed me around downtown Toronto, showed me  the best places to dine, and taught me many things.  One day when we went into Sick Kids hospital to have lunch, she said that it was her dream to come work there one day. From that day, we made a promise jokingly to finish our program and get a job there together.

Knowing Christine, she was always so open, friendly, and always making jokes, but at the same time really serious about her studies. She had a kind, sweet heart and definitely made an impact on my life. Her friendship meant a lot to many people as she touched all of our hearts. I’m incredibly thankful that I got to spend my first year at the Michener with her and that we had such a beautiful friendship.  Its shocking to realize that life really is so short and unexpected. It only tells us that we should really appreciate each day as it comes. Although her life was cut short due to horrendous negligence, I know that she is in a better place looking over us. She is truly a beautiful person constantly sharing her warmth and happiness. Christine will always live on in our hearts and in our memories forever. I’m really going to miss her.

Janani (Jen) Rajkumar
3rd year Respiratory Therapy Student,
The Michener Institute