Canadian Medical Association

Kelowna, BC; lieutenant (N), Royal Navy, WW II; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1949; anesthesiology. Died May 11, 2018, aged 95. Survived by his wife Janet, 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “He immigrated to Kamloops, BC, in 1951, and worked as a family physician. Later he trained in anesthesiology and joined the Underhill Clinic in Kelowna in 1960, working as a general practitioner and as an anesthesiologist at the Kelowna General Hospital. After his retirement in 1986 John authored 5 books on maritime history. On April 10, 2017, he was presented with the SS Beaver Award by the Maritime Museum of BC, and was recognized for his internationally respected maritime publications that feature advanced knowledge about sailing-ship technology. He has donated his entire library of books to the Naval Marine Archive Canadian Collection in Picton, Ont.”

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