Canadian Medical Assocation

Victoria; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1954; former surgeon-lieutenant, Royal Navy; general practice. Died Sept. 2, 2018, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Mary-Wynne Ashford, his first wife, Patricia, 4 daughters, 3 stepchildren and 10 grandchildren. “After completing his training he did 3 years of service in the Royal Navy on HMS Warrior. He observed the hydrogen bomb tests at Christmas Island, an experience so horrifying that he never forgot it. He immigrated to Canada in 1959 and practised family medicine in Victoria. He loved his patients and found medicine a deeply satisfying career for 40 years.” A former patient wrote: “He treated his staff and patients like family because he cared.”