Canadian Medical Assocation

North Sydney, NS; Dalhousie University, 1955; general practice. Died Jan. 2, 2018, aged 87. Survived by his wife Mary, 6 daughters and 6 grandchildren. “Upon graduation he and Mary made the trek across the newly opened Canso Causeway to establish roots in Cape Breton. From 1955-57 they lived in Glace Bay, where Dad practised with The Bay Medical Group. They then moved to North Sydney, where Dad worked with Dr. J.S. Munro. In 1959 he established his own practice, and in the 1960s built a medical clinic with Drs. Liam McKeough, Lyle Skinner, Pat Gardner and Gordon MacKenzie, DDS. Dad also taught in St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing and served on various hospital committees. He retired from medicine in December 2000.” A colleague wrote: “He was part of that great generation of physicians who served the people of the northside selflessly for so many years. Skilled as were so many of his contemporaries in the many complicated aspects of family medicine, his impact on his patients’ lives and community were beyond measure.” A nursing colleague wrote: “It was an honour to have worked with him during my 37 years at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. He was a doctor [who] never once raised his voice to any nurse, young or old, one [who] had the patience of Job and was always encouraging, always with a smile.”