Canadian Medical Association

Penticton, BC; University of Calgary (U of C), 1989; family medicine. Died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Nov. 9, 2021, aged 65. Survived by his wife Leona, 9 children and 2 grandchildren. “After several years in business, Jeff changed his mind about his chosen profession, went back to university to study sciences, and was accepted into the U of C medical school in 1985. This is where he met Leona; it was love at first sight. They moved to Penticton in 1990, where they opened their family medicine practice and started building their family. All 9 of their children were born at the Penticton Regional Hospital. Throughout Jeffrey’s career as a family physician, and into his post-ALS-diagnosis retirement, he developed a special interest in helping people suffering from alcohol use disorder by teaching about and promoting the use of effective medications in treating this condition. He recently founded the Canadian Alcohol Use Disorder Society (CAUDS.org).”

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