Canadian Medical Association

Chilliwack, BC; University of Alberta, 1966; family medicine; former chief of staff, Chilliwack General Hospital; life member, CMA. Died Sept. 12, 2017, aged 86. Survived by his wife Helen, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. "After graduating in dentistry, George decided to pursue a career in medicine, which he practised until 1994. Many of his dental patients followed him into medical practice, and some still proudly point out dental work that he performed on them decades ago. His attachment to his patients was of paramount importance to him, and his family remembers many Christmas gatherings, family vacations or similar events that were delayed because of an unexpected medical crisis in one of his patients. As well, he frequently chose to forgo vacations in order to work in the most unstable, war-torn and poverty-stricken areas on Earth. There were stints, which varied from 2 weeks up to a year, spent in Rwanda, Sudan, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Belize, Ukraine, Siberia, Zambia, Mexico and elsewhere."