Doctor who served in Taiwan dies at 92

Carl Epp Carl Epp

Carl Epp, a medical doctor who served at Mennonite Christian Hospital in Hualien, Taiwan, from 1972 to 1991, died March 6 at age 92.

Epp founded the hospital’s internal medicine department and oversaw training programs for medical students, interns and residents. Its library is named in his honor.

Founded in 1954 and staffed by North American Mennonite medical workers, the hospital was fully staffed and operated by Taiwan­ese healthcare professionals by the time Epp left in 1991. Today it is the largest Mennonite hospital in the world, with 500 beds and more than 1,000 staff.

A native of Saskatchewan, Epp practiced medicine in Winnipeg, Man., after returning from Taiwan until his retirement in 2001.

Survivors include his second wife, Madeleine Enns, and four children. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Hilda (Schroeder).

A celebration of life was held at Fort Garry Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg.

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