Joan Hollobon, once the doyenne of Canadian medical writers, celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday.
Joan was the Globe and Mail‘s medical reporter from the early 1960s until her retirement in 1985. In a career that spanned the founding of Medicare to the early days of the AIDS pandemic, she was also a founder of the Canadian Science Writers Association, which awarded her its first lifetime achievement award in 2010.
A few of us had cake and heart-healthy red wine with her last evening. She was in great spirits and thoroughly enjoyed herself.~TM