Canadian Medical Association

Saint John, NB; Dalhousie University, 1970; family medicine; honorary member, Canadian Medical Association; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died April 7, 2021, aged 78. Survived by his wife Carol, 6 children and 10 grandchildren. “Bill practised family medicine for over 40 years. The activities he enjoyed most for relaxation were his annual fishing trips with his family and friends, aka ‘the young and the breathless.’ ” When he retired in 2011, CBC News reported: “Dr. William Patterson is retiring after 41 years in practice. ‘The last 3 weeks are going to be very difficult because a lot of patients are leaving with their charts every day,’ Patterson said. “He started telling his patients he was retiring 3 years ago, and helped some find new doctors who were taking on patients. ‘Many have doctors, but many don’t, and that’s the hard part,’ he said.”

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