Canadian Medical Association

Lethbridge, Alta.; St. Thomas’ Hospital (England), 1942; Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), WW II; internal medicine. Died May 2, 2019, aged 99. Survived by 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “During his 4 years in the RAMC he saw service in Britain, Palestine, North Africa, Italy, India and the Far East, ending the war in Malaya. Before his travels to the Far East, he returned home to take a blood transfusion course and found time to get married on Feb. 2, 1944. Leaving behind his new wife, who was expecting their first child, he was not to return for 18 months, arriving home on his son Michael’s first birthday in 1946. After the war the family chose to move to Canada, and in 1952 arrived in Picture Butte, Alta. In 1954 Richard joined the Campbell Clinic in Lethbridge, and he practised internal medicine there for the next 32 years. His career spanned an amazing era in medicine. He always kept up to date with the latest advances (including the first ICU in Lethbridge) and enjoyed his mix of general internal medicine with a busy consultative practice, all the while making his patients feel valued and cared for. He retired in 1986 after nearly 50 years in medicine.”