Canadian Medical Association

Chatham, Ont.; Royal Canadian Air Force, WW II; University of Western Ontario, 1950; general practice. Died Oct. 11, 2018, aged 92. Survived by 2 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “After the war, Dr. Barlow enrolled in the ‘ex-service class of medicine’ at Western, and after graduating he opened his general practice at 143 Thames Street in Chatham, where he remained until his retirement from primary care in 1972. During his career Dr. Barlow was a delegate to the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), and he served as president of the Kent County Medical Society for a term. He remained very active in the medical community for a number of years. He developed the first doctors’ answering service in Chatham, was president of Windsor Medical Services, and was the first member on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Medical Review Committee. He also served as a Chatham city councillor for 3 terms. In recognition of his dedication to the medical profession and local community, Blake was honoured with the OMA’s Glenn Sawyer Service Award in 1989.”

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