Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of Western Ontario, 1956; orthopedic surgery; past president, British Columbia Medical Association. Died Aug. 15, 2020, aged 88. Survived by his wife Carol, 4 children, 4 grandchildren, and his former wife, Catherine. “His interest in research led him to the University of Lund in Malmo, Sweden, where he became a graduate medical research fellow, presented his thesis, and received a PhD. Much later, in 2015, he was honoured as a Doctor Jubilaris at Lund. His son Hugh, also an orthopedic surgeon, wife Carol and daughter Alexandra attended as guests. In Sweden, Duncan formed many life-long friendships. Duncan had previously received a Master of Science degree from the University of British Columbia, and chose to settle in Vancouver to practise orthopedics. Later in his career, he became interested in automotive medicine and accident reconstruction, which led to forensic orthopedics. He had a passion for cars and was drawn to the study of accident reconstruction. He would want to be remembered for his participation in bringing the seat-belt law to British Columbia. He had worked tirelessly with both provincial and federal governments to make this happen.”

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