Canadian Medical Association

Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1943; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Sept. 14, 2017, aged 97. Survived by 4 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Jim graduated just in time to head off and serve at the tail end of WW II. Last November ‘Grandpa’ was the featured speaker at his great-granddaughter Rachel’s class show and tell, and he captivated the Grade 2 audience with stories of his time as a medical officer in England and Belgium. After the war, Jim and Catherine settled in Fort Garry in Winnipeg. It was the cusp of the baby boom, and Jim determined that following his father’s footsteps into obstetrics and gynecology was a worthy path. There are many in Winnipeg who credit him with bringing their babies into the world. In 2000, the Canadian Medical Association awarded Jim a lifetime achievement award to recognize his contributions to the medical profession, both as a practitioner and as associate professor in the University of Manitoba’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.”