Thu, November 27, 2014 12:49 am
Dr. Gregory ‘Koko’ Canga, a good friend to many of us, one of the pioneer volunteer surgeons of the DAUSA Medical Mission, passed away on Thursday morning, November 27, 2014, at the Danao Provincial Hospital.
He will be terribly missed by hundreds of Danawanons whose lives he saved during his active practice of medicine, mostly getting pro bono delicate surgical procedures.
Dr. Canga who once served as president of the Philippine College of Surgeons – Central & Eastern Visayas Chapter, had sent several surgeons as volunteer at the annual medical mission in Danao City.
Dr. Koko along with Dr. Lito Almendras had firmed up the partnership of the Philippine College of Surgeons and Danao Association USA making the medical mission in Danao City a regular event.
Koko was an older brother of Candy Canga, former DAUSA Vice President who helped the establishment of the association’s scholarship program.
His mother Ms. Rose Canga, a retired nurse, has been a regular medical mission volunteer for several years.
According to Candy wake will be at the Canga family home in Danao. She will notify DAUSA for the schedule of internment and church service as soon as final preparation is made.
Koko is survived by his wife Lisa, a registered nurse.