Shortly after four deaths of Ontario doctors in one week were confirmed, a fifth GTA doctor suddenly passed away.
Dr. Candace Nayman, 27, a resident at McMaster Children Hospital in Hamilton, collapsed while swimming in a triathlon and died four days later on Thursday, July 28, 2022.
The young doctor “radiated positivity” and “lived a vibrant and active life.”
5th GTA physician death within two-week period. 27 years old. Inferred that died while doing sports pic.twitter.com/2gNXxj8ZrZ
— Benoit MD (@MDinCanada) July 28, 2022
Wow, this is beyond the pale. pic.twitter.com/xLgXgpRyT2
— TexasLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) July 29, 2022
Toronto Sun reported:
She was “the loving daughter of Nicole and Gary, and the sister of Lauren, her twin, and Maurice, as well as partner to Seth Kadish,” reads an obituary on the Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel.
A triathlete, Dr. Nayman routinely commented on social media about her love of training and racing.
“Candace Brooke Nayman passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 competing and doing what she loved,” her obituary states.
Family, friends and peers gathered Thursday for her funeral, which has not only shaken her family but rocked the already shaken medicine fraternity.
“Everyone in the pediatrics department here at McMaster University and McMaster Children’s Hospital is devastated by the loss of Dr. Candace Nayman.” said Dr. Angelo Mikrogianakis, the chief of pediatrics at Hamilton Health Sciences’ McMaster Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.
“Candace was an aspiring pediatrician who exemplified hard work, radiated positivity, lived a vibrant and active life, and had a positive impact on her fellow residents, colleagues, faculty and patients.”
As Toronto Sun noted in their report, Dr. Candace Nayman is the fifth Ontario doctor to die in July.
Trillium Partners staff physicians Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall died last week, just days after the tragic death of North York General Hospital’s Dr. Paul Hannam, an Olympian who died during a run at 50 years old.
In all four cases, their hospitals made it clear their deaths “were not related to the COVID-19 vaccine.”
The cause of death in Dr. Nayman’s case has not been released.