Yukon's Coroner Service has appointed a B.C. coroner to look into the deaths of two Watson Lake women.

Norman Leibel will oversee an inquest into the deaths of Teresa Ann Scheunert and Mary Johnny. Both were patients at the Watson Lake hospital and died within weeks of each other in 2012.

Leibel has 12 years experience investigating and conducting inquests.

Yukon chief Coroner Kirsten Macdonald made the appointment. The inquest is scheduled for June 2-13 at the Whitehorse courthouse.