January 18th, 2019
Karl R. Brinker, M.D., F.R.C.P. (C), F.A.C.P., beloved husband of Mary Lynn Brinker, passed away in Brownwood, Texas on January 22, 2005 at the age of 58 years.
Karl was born on August 10, 1946 in Mt. Pleasant, MI. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1968 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. In 1972 he received his M.D., C.M. from McGill University in Montreal, QC. From 1975 to 1977 he served in the U.S. military with the Center for Disease Control in Ft. Collins, CO in conjunction with the U.S. Public Health Service. From 1977 to 1979 he served a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, TX. Karl worked at Methodist Medical Center and as a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX for twenty years. In 2004, he took an educational sabbatical with the Division of Nephrology and Transplantation Immunology with Phillip Halloran, M.D., Ph.D. at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. Karl was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed dry fly fishing. He was a huge hockey fan, a proud Michigan Alumnus and a long-time youth baseball coach. Karl was a loving father, husband, brother, and friend. He was a compassionate caregiver and had a wonderful sense of humour.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Jan. 25 to Jan. 26, 2005