Canadian Medical Association

St. John’s; Dalhousie University, 1974; ophthalmology; clinical associate professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Died April 16, 2021, aged 75. Survived by his wife Mary, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “After general practice on Newfoundland’s south coast, Val was accepted in to a residency program in ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan. He spent 3 years in Saskatoon before finishing his training in 1980. This was followed by a fellowship at McGill University. Despite offers from across the country, he decided to ‘follow his heart’ and return home to St. John’s in 1982. His years in practice were busy but fulfilling. Val was a trailblazer in his field, and he influenced and guided many of the colleagues that followed him.”

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