Canadian Medical Assocation

Galiano Island, BC; University of British Columbia, 1954; ophthalmology. Died Dec. 26, 2017, aged 90. Survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “Dad always knew that he wanted to be a doctor. Raised during the poverty of the Depression, he took on many jobs to pay for his university education, including carpentry work for his father who had secured a construction position with the Department of National Defence in the 1940s. After graduating from UBC’s first medical school class in 1954, he and Mom moved to Merritt, BC, where Dad shared a general practice with his closest friend, Hugh Pontifex. Dad began his specialty training in ophthalmology in 1960 and joined an ophthalmologic practice in Burnaby, BC, in 1965 with partners Jack Siddall, Sam Gibson, Don Matheson and Bill Pratt. They all became lifelong friends. Dad retired in 1991.”