Canadian Medical Association

Courtenay, BC; Royal Artillery; St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (England), 1954; psychiatry. Died July 31, 2020, aged 92. Survived by his wife, Susan Ketchen, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “After immigrating to Canada from the UK in 1969, Michael joined the new Foothills Hospital and the new medical school at the University of Calgary. He was appointed to the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine in 1971, a relationship which continued until 1991 when he was appointed professor emeritus of psychiatry. During these years he was director of the Residency Training Program in Psychiatry, and also of Adolescent Treatment Programs, including Wood’s Christian Homes, and of the medical staff of Alberta Mental Health Services, Calgary Region. He also served on the medical school’s Admissions Committee and as an associate director in the Department of Psychiatry at Calgary General Hospital. He moved to Vancouver Island in 1988, and for 6 years was director of psychiatry at St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox and consultant psychiatrist to BC Mental Health Services in the Comox Valley and North Vancouver Island, linking with the University of British Columbia as an honorary clinical professor of psychiatry. He retired to his beloved hobby farm in 1997.”

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