Canadian Medical Association

Trail, BC; University of London (England), 1967; general surgery. Died of pancreatic cancer Oct. 22, 2018, aged 74. Survived by his wife Liz, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren. “In 1977, Bob’s great friend, Dr. Roger Crisfield, enticed him to leave the busy city life [in England] and move to the Kootenays, where he fell in love with the Rossland lifestyle. He initially joined the C.S Williams Clinic as a general surgeon, and later transitioned to his own private practice. He was a member of staff at the Trail Hospital for over 20 years. In 1997, he and Liz decided it was time for a new adventure. After answering an advertisement in a medical journal, they soon found themselves on the other side of the world in their new home, Saipan. Here, the alluring island life and unique professional challenges led them to stay for 10 years, and to travel extensively through Southeast Asia and Australasia. In 2007 he retired and returned to his favourite place, the Kootenays.”

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