Dr Stan Tsocanos
(1957 – 2016)
Stan Tsocanos was born on 30 July 1957, at Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne. He grew up in Windsor, but finished his secondary and tertiary studies while living in Armadale. Being the eldest child and eldest cousin, much of the extended family’s hopes and aspirations rested on Stan’s shoulders. The many people in his life always praised him and relished his accomplishments.
Stan attended Melbourne Boys’ High School and from there gained entry to Monash University, where he studied medicine, ultimately leading him to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. Stan obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRACOG) in 1991 and, following amalgamation of the Australian and New Zealand Colleges, Fellowship of RANZCOG in 1998.
Stan spent time in Adelaide as part of his training and went into private practice in the early 1990s. He was an excellent obstetrician and gynaecologist and was a very good laparoscopic surgeon. Stan was warm hearted, sincere, friendly and kind to all. With his happy demeanour and wicked sense of humour, he would light up the delivery suite or theatre with his presence. Stan will be missed by all his colleagues and nursing staff.
Outside of medicine, Stan always wished for a retirement in property development projects with his brother.
Stan died on 25 October 2016. He is survived by his five sons: Simon, Timothy, Alexander, Campbell and Lucas.