Canadian Medical Association

Powell River, BC; University of Alberta, 1964; pediatrics. Died Nov. 4, 2019, aged 79. Survived by his wife Joyce and 2 children. “Following Gerry and Joyce’s marriage in 1966, a locum in Powell River solidified their desire to return there following his completion of a residency in pediatric medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1970. Gerry passed away suddenly while walking with his wife Joyce on the Seawalk in Powell River. How fitting that he was in a location he loved, enjoying the antics of otters at the ocean’s edge.” Colleague William Barclay commented: “Gerry practised as the sole pediatrician in Powell River for 27 years, until his retirement in 1997. Intelligent, dedicated and compassionate, Gerry was available 24/7 and at a moment’s notice for GPs struggling with sick children in the ER, ward or nursery. He was highly respected by his colleagues and the resident of Powell River, and he will be missed.”

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