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Dr. Manuel Tascon Alonso

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“Dear Margaret,I'm very sorry to hear of Manuel's passing. I still have memories of your marriage in Edmonton so many years ago. Please accept my most...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Zonia Keywan - Ottawa

“Our deepest condolences on Manuel's passing. I have great memories of Manuel and Margaret from childhood in Edmonton. I remember Manuel's caring...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Douglas Smith - Vernon - Family

“With deep sympathy at this time of sadness, thank you for your involvement in my disease when I needed it.Daniel (jr) and Ester ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Daniel jr Piñol - Family

“Your sister-in-law Araceli of Zaragoza, wife of your brother Isidoro:I always love you and will never forget you.Rest in peace.------------Your...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Araceli Tascón - Family

“The contact I have had with you for many years has been very enriching and I will not forget you. Rest in peace.Daniel Piñol, husband of your...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Daniel Piñol Zaragoza, Spain

“Message to Uncle ManoloManolo, you were an example of life for us all.We love you. We will never forget you.You will live in our hearts.Your niece,...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Nuria Tascón Zaragoza, Spain

“Mrs. Tascon and Robbie,I'm so sorry to hear about Dr. Tascon. He was always so nice to me and I really enjoyed his company.My deepest sympathies...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Juliana Stonis - Dallas, TX

“Margaret, We are so sorry for your loss. We are sorry that we could not be there with all of you but you and Robert are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Kelly Smith - Calgary - Family

“Margaret I was so very sorry to hear of Manuel's passing. Lisa and I are thinking about you and Robert at this time. Our prayers are with you....Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Grant Smith - Calgary

“Margaret and Robert, we are very sorry to hear of Manuel's passing. You are in our thoughtsLaurie ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Laurie Bahniuk - Sherwood Park


Dr.Manuel Tascon Alonso

February 3,1932 - October 6,2017

Dr. Tascon started his medical career in Spain, where he was born. His main interest was in cardiac medicine and research. This took him to England and then to Canada. While in Canada he completed a medical residency at the University of Alberta Hospital. His next step was to start a PhD in Minneappolis, Minnesota. His career then took him to Berkley California as Medical Director at Hancock Laboratories, which specialized in heart valve research. This resulted in him establishing his own laboratory in 1980. The "Tascon Medical Technology Corporation" focused on the research and development of advanced cardiovascular implants. His company was staffed by personnel with extensive experience in the design, testing and development of life supporting cardio implant devices. Dr Tascon was responsible for designing and patenting several valves that are still being used globally in cardiac care today.

Throughout his life, Dr Tascon always had an inquisitive mind, folllowing all the advances in medicine leading to the development of life saving technology.

Dr Tascon passed away in his sleep after a six month battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Kitsco from Edmonton, Alberta), his son, Robert, both living in California and his sister Gloria, living in Spain.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society.