June 28, 2016 - 8:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - The work of Dr. Gur Singh will forever be remembered with a room at Royal Inland Hospital now named in his honour.
In a small ceremony in the hospital’s courtyard former co-workers and family spoke about Kamloops’ first neurosurgeon, who passed away last year, before unveiling two plaques to be placed by the hospital’s high-observation neurosurgery room.
One plaque dedicates the neurosurgery high observation room to Singh's memory, while the second has a short biography about him and his achievements.
Hospital staff shared stories about Singh’s abilities as a neurosurgeon, his efforts around the hospital and his work as a philanthropist. while his son, city councillor Arjun Singh, said his dad would like to be remembered as a person who tried to help people.
“He said the most satisfying moment in his career, and there was many, was the creation of the neuro unit," he said. "The naming of this room with these signs and plaques is just so incredibly appreciated."
Dr. Singh worked at the hospital for more than 50 years. He died in March 2015 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.
An endowment fund to help people with brain injuries get back to work was also created in his memory last spring.
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