Canadian Medical Association

Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1961; family medicine; former Family Physician of the Year, Manitoba; professor emeritus, University of Manitoba. Died Feb. 17, 2020, aged 82. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Gary spent the first decade of his career practising in the Transcona Medical Group and making house calls throughout Transcona and the surrounding area. In the early 1970s, with the support of the Grey Nuns, he and 3 colleagues were asked to develop a family physician training program. The Family Medical Centre at St. Boniface Hospital and the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba were born from this work, growing from just 2 residents in 1973 to 150 residents across 10 sites today. Gary taught for almost 3 decades and served as department head. After retiring from the university, Gary spent the last 10 years of his career with the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre and the Workers’ Compensation Board.”

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