Canadian Medical Association

Guelph, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1963; general practice. Died March 26, 2020, aged 80. Survived by his wife Doreen, 3 children and 10 grandchildren. “Norm was born in the Belgian Congo in 1940 and raised on the mission field in Angola, Zambia and Southern Rhodesia. Following in his father’s footsteps, he graduated from the University of Toronto medical school and soon joined the mission field himself — he even met [his wife] at the Grenfell Mission in St. Anthony, Nfld. Years of service followed at the Murchison Mission Hospital in South Africa, working with the Zulu people. Norm and his family returned to Canada in 1974 and settled in Scarborough, Ont., where he began a long career as a rehabilitation physician at both the Riverdale Hospital (now BridgePoint Active Healthcare) and the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital (now Sunnybrook Holland Centre). He retired in 2005.”

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