Canadian Medical Association

Calgary; University of Manitoba, 1958; gastroenterology. Died May 8, 2019, aged 85. Survived by his wife Linda, 3 sons and 3 granddaughters. “He earned his medical degree in 1958 as the gold medalist in his class, and then a PhD in pharmacology in 1963. He left a faculty position in Vancouver to help found Calgary’s medical school in 1969, which he joined as chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and associate dean of research. Always seeking new challenges and knowledge, he completed a second fellowship, in gastroenterology at age 50, and served as Calgary’s chief of gastroenterology from 1996 to 2000. Linda and Keith were also founding board members of the Alberta Science Centre Society, working together in their passion for science education. Keith also served on countless other boards and community projects throughout his long career, including a term as president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta.”