It is with deep sadness that we announce the untimely death of Steve (Tymmer) Tymchuk on May 10, 2022. Steve served the Canadian Perfusion Community for 15 years. He started as a sales rep for Medtronic in 2008 before forming his own successful company, ebbtides medical, in 2013. During his time at ebbtides, Steve was able to bring us many new technologies. Carbonaide, a simple CO2 diffuser used to reduce air emboli during valve surgery, is one of those products. Other products included those from Chalice Medical, like PMP oxygenators and heater coolers approved for long-term ECLS, as well as perfusion simulators. During the pandemic, Steve did his part to help treat severely sick COVID19 patients. He was instrumental in bringing Cytosorb to Canada on a special access basis for clinicians to use as another tool to fight off inflammation in these patients. Steve also worked tirelessly during these trying times to ensure products kept coming in, helping many hospitals with their COVID ECLS needs. Steve was a friend to all, a devoted father of two beautiful children, and a long-standing member of the CSCP who helped save and improve the lives of countless cardiac surgery patients from coast to coast. Rest In Peace, our dear friend. We take comfort in knowing that your contributions to Cardiac surgery in Canada will not be forgotten.
If you'd like to make a donation in Steve's memory to BC Children's Hospital Foundation please follow this link:
BC Children's Foundation