Canadian Medical Association

Prince George, BC; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1970. Died Dec. 12, 2017, aged 71. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, a daughter and 2 grandchildren. “In 1975 he immigrated to Fraser Lake, BC, to pursue his medical career, and 23 years later Dr. Bert moved to Prince George, where he practised until his retirement earlier this year.” The Prince George Citizen reported: “An estimated 700 former patients, physicians, health care professionals and friends gathered at the Prince George Civic Centre Friday evening to commemorate the life of a key leader in northern BC’s fight for health care. Albert Scott Kelly lived most of his adult life as a family physician in northern BC. As speaker after speaker recounted, he played an instrumental role in establishing the Northern Medical Program at UNBC and the BC Cancer Centre for the North. He was perhaps the most well-known political advocate for medical services in northern BC.”