Canadian Medical Association

Canmore, Alta.; Queen’s University, 1956; family medicine. Died June 21, 2019, aged 86. Survived by his wife Ann, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “After graduating from medical school, Jerry pursued residencies in internal medicine in Kingston, Ont., and family practice in Flint, Michigan. Subsequently, he ran a family practice in Espanola, Ont., for 10 years. Jerry enjoyed his years in Espanola, where he delivered hundreds of babies, yet still found a little time to hunt and fish, and to travel. In 1969, a family practice group lured him to Calgary, where he was the epitome of the traditional family practitioner — running a busy practice, making house calls, practising obstetrics and caring for his patients in hospitals and nursing homes. He also contributed his leadership to the medical community by serving as director of family medicine at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary and as an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Calgary. Toward the end of his 37 years in family medicine, he turned his focus to geriatric care as both he and his patients aged. He also travelled the country working with the Canadian Hospital Accreditation Council.”