Canadian Medical Association

Dalhousie, NB; Memorial University, 1976; past president, New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS) and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; former minister of health and community services, minister of health and wellness, and minister of education, New Brunswick; recipient, Canadian Medical Association’s Sir Charles Tupper Award for Political Action; senior member, Canadian Medical Association; honorary doctor of laws, University of New Brunswick; recipient, NBMS Order of Merit. Died March 9, 2018, aged 72. Survived by his spouse, Pierrette Arseneault, 3 children, a stepdaughter and 8 grandchildren. In describing his career, Dr. Furlong wrote: “I have been blessed with a wonderful profession. I have been privileged to care for others who hold the medical profession in high esteem.” Former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord told the CBC: “From the first time I met Dennis, I was impressed by his intelligence, his sense of community, and his desire to do things for others. You could see that throughout his life, not just his political life, all his life.”

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