Dr. Bireswar Bose

February 2, 1931March 3, 2018

We announce with great sadness the passing of Dr. Bireswar Bose in Edmonton on March 3, 2018 while surrounded by his loving care givers, niece and friends at the age of 87. Dr. Bose was born in Calcutta and graduated in Medicine from the R. G. Kar Medical College, University of Calcutta. After a year of internship, he went to Vellore Medical College in South India for nine months to obtain further training. He then left for England where he spent eight years to obtain surgical training and become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. He married Dr. Anita Roy, who was his medical college sweetheart and two years junior in school. She joined him in England and obtained advanced training as an anesthesiologist. In 1967, he moved to the University of Pennsylvania hospital in Philadelphia to obtain further training. On returning from the USA, he spent another two years in London, England before emigrating to Canada in 1969. He settled in the town of Barrhead, Alberta to carry on his surgical practice. In 1974, he became a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). He was appointed as a consultant surgeon to the breast unit at Cross Cancer Institute where he was involved in both clinical and research work. Greatly dedicated to his profession, he was much liked and respected by his patients and colleagues. He published 29 scientific articles and made many presentations in international surgical meetings in many countries. His significant contributions include developing a technique for excision of nail-fold for in-growing toe nails (1971), and he used amniotic membrane to treat burn wound (1979). Both processes are still relevant today. In 2002, he retired from active practice to take care of his wife Dr. Anita Bose who became ill. She passed away in April of 2017. He and his wife were popularly known as “Biru-da” and “Anita-di” in the Bengali community. They both played a major role for many years in the affairs of Edmonton Bengali Association and both were loved and respected by the community. Their contributions will be remembered fondly for a long time. A celebration of Dr Bose’s life will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Hainstock’s Funeral Home and Crematorium, 9810 34 Avenue NW, Edmonton T6E 6L1 followed by cremation. In lieu of other tributes, donation can be made to Canadian Cancer Society, #201, 9452 51 Avenue NW, Edmonton, T6E 5A6 or Alzheimer Society of Alberta & Northwest Territories, #308, 14925 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton T5M 2P6.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dr. Bireswar Bose

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Veronica Schroder

March 15, 2018

I want to express my sympathy to the extended family on the passing of Dr. Bose.
He was a unique person and a wonderful doctor. He was always professional and
knowledgeable. He will truly be missed.

My sincerest condolences,
Veronica Schroder

Rita Wutzke

March 14, 2018

Dr Bose, Thank you so very much, for your ever pt nature, when I was a young employee at the Barrhead Hospital, I learned how to be a scrub nurse, and have continued (1975-2018) and am very thankful,for the love of working in the Operating Room.Thank You Rita

Kelly Enders

March 10, 2018

Wayne and I had grew as nurses because of Dr. Bose. He made us better. Dr. Bose gave Wayne his start in his Cancer Care Career. He made us think and challenged our knowledge because he cared and wanted us to grow. This world will miss his brilliance. RIP sir.