Canadian Medical Association

Langley, BC; University of Toronto, 1954; family medicine. Died June 26, 2018, aged 91. Survived by his wife Ina, 10 children, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “Fred lived a life devoted to service. As a teenager, he joined the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and served for 3 years. He then returned home, got his high school equivalency and began his medical training. He re-enlisted while in medical school and after graduating he served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, seeing service in Egypt in 1957-58 and receiving a United Nations Emergency Medal. He left the military in 1959 to open a practice, and over the next 42 years, in his office and at Langley Memorial Hospital, he cared for the people of Langley. After open-heart surgery in 2001 he closed his office; but after a 4-month ‘retirement’ he returned to medicine as a locum. He finally retired in 2007 at age 81. His commitment to his profession extended beyond his practice to his involvement in policy through his committee work within the British Columbia Medical Association, the Canadian Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.”

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