Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1976; family medicine; president, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), 2006-07. Died Oct. 6, 2019, aged 68. Survived by his wife Nancy, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Tom completed his residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in 1978 and set up a medical practice in Victoria’s Western Communities, where he worked as a family physician for more than 40 years. He served in numerous capacities supporting family medicine, including everything from maternity through eldercare, from exam writer to committee organizer to president of the CFPC. He did all his work without boast or complaint.” The Department of Family Practice at UBC commented: “Dr Bailey was a humble, down-to-earth family physician leader whose influence was felt far and wide in the college and among family physicians in Canada. Many may not know of his important work because he did this work to support physicians, the discipline and patients, and never sought attention or credit for all this transformative work he accomplished.”

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