Canadian Medical Association

London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario (UWO), 1943; internal medicine, rheumatology; dean of medicine, UWO, 1965-78; founding board chair, London Intercommunity Health Centre; professor emeritus, Western University; member, Order of Canada. Died May 9, 2020, aged 99, due to complications following a broken hip. Survived by 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. “Because of World War II, the class of Meds ’44 was accelerated, with graduation in August 1943 (Meds 43B). Following a 9-month internship at the Montreal General Hospital, Doug joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a surgeon lieutenant. After the war, he completed his post-graduate training at the Montreal General Hospital, followed by 2 years of general practice at the Smith Clinic in Hawkesbury, Ont. From 1950-52, Doug did further post-graduate training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then returned to London to practise. His service as dean from 1965-78 was followed by the position of vice-president, health sciences, until 1984, and then service as vice-provost, health sciences, until 1987. At age 94, Doug decided to enhance his fitness level and joined a local gym. He valued physical fitness, and ran with Terry Fox when he went through London in 1980. Doug continued to participate in the Terry Fox Run for years, even though he was forced to walk in his final few years.”

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