Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; Royal Canadian Navy, WW II; University of Toronto, 1950; pediatrics. Died March 14, 2022, aged 96. Survived by his wife, Grace Wooster Jukes MacLean, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 stepsons and 3 step-grandchildren. “After the war he returned to Toronto to attend medical school, and when he graduated in 1950 there was only 1 woman in the graduating class of 165. In 1955 Bob was certified by the Royal College, and he then joined his friend and colleague, Jack Whitelaw, in practice in Vancouver. From 1955-92 Bob worked in this busy pediatric consulting practice, which included a group of highly esteemed and excellent pediatricians. He was head of newborn care at the Grace Hospital and then BC Women’s Hospital for over 30 years, and earned a reputation as a fair and effective administrator. Bob was a legendary teacher and clinician who taught medical students and residents throughout his career. His special interest in children with cystic fibrosis stemmed from his residency in New York City. He served as director of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Medical Advisory Committee for 6 years, and as chairman for 2 years. For his work with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he was awarded the Breath of Life Award. When Bob retired from active pediatric practice he continued in administrative roles as VP medicine and acting CEO at Grace Hospital, and VP medicine at BC Women’s Hospital.”

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