Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; Dalhousie University, 1956; general practice. Died Feb. 16, 2020, aged 88. Survived by 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “After medical school, Gord started his general practice in Blacks Harbour, NB. In the early ’70s his adventurous spirit led him to pack up his family of 6 and head for the West Coast. The journey was an undertaking that had many pitfalls, including 17 flat tires and a succession of calamities that provided fodder for future tales. Once in Vancouver, Gord took a position with the Department of National Health and Welfare. As part of a medical team, he attended to the needs of many remote communities in BC, often travelling on float planes, horseback and boats throughout the province. After 5 years working for the government, Gord returned to general practice, relocating the family in Stettler, Alta., before eventually settling in Sooke, BC. Gord was a beloved family doctor throughout his career. He had an attentive and kind bedside manner and took a genuine interest in each and every one of his patients. It was common for Dr. Dimock to make house calls after hours, and often long into the evenings.”

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