Canadian Medical Association

Lethbridge, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1956; psychiatry. Died Dec. 27, 2017, aged 85. Survived by his wife, Patti Clow, and his children and grandchildren. “After medical school he joined the Canadian Foreign Service and began his postings, both as an MD and diplomat, in Ottawa, before continuing overseas to the UK, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland. Lawrence returned to Canada to live in 1966 and went into private practice in psychiatry. He was the first psychiatrist in Lethbridge and established the city’s first general hospital psychiatric unit. He continued as the chief of psychiatry in Lethbridge hospitals for many years. He was also a pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine. Lawrence, who attended Royal Military College, was in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a young man, and he often said that one of the proudest days of his life was when he graduated with his MD and received his Geneva Convention card for medical personnel.”

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