Canadian Medical Association

Madoc, Ont.; Canadian army, WW II; University of Toronto (U of T), 1953; physical medicine and rehabilitation; Order of Canada; former director, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Toronto East General Hospital; former member, Ontario Legislature; professor emeritus, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, U if T. Died July 24, 2022, aged 104. In 1987, CMAJ reported: “Godfrey is best known for his environmental activism: he has lobbied for nonsmokers’ rights, and against the Pickering airport and a dump in Stouffville. ‘Doctors must show leadership within the community,’ he insists.” CTV News added: “Dr. Charles Godfrey practised medicine until he was 102, making him ‘1 of the oldest [practising] physicians in North America,’ a U of T spokesperson said. At the time he was still working at 4 different medical clinics in Toronto, 4 days a week. ‘He possessed a remarkable longevity in his practice, supported by his enduring love for medicine and incredible care for his patients,’ the university said.”

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