Canadian Medical Association

West Vancouver; University of Wales (Wales), 1963; general practice. Died July 27, 2021, aged 82. Survived by 4 children, the children’s father, Dr. John Perry, and 4 grandchildren. “She enrolled when only 17 years of age at the Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff. After graduating she did a residency in maternity and child care before emigrating to Innisfail, Alta., with her husband and fellow doctor, John. For the next 8 years she experienced and enjoyed life on the Canadian prairies. By 1974, the family had relocated to the North Shore of Vancouver and Kath joined a medical practice in Dundarave. Her friendly and outgoing personality really began to bloom as she developed her own family medicine and maternity practice. She was immensely proud to have delivered hundreds of North Shore babies, often remembering small details, and even the names, of each one’s birth up until the very end of her life. After a number of years in family medicine, Kath was a founding member of the Lions Gate Hospital Maternity Clinic, and she continued her passion until retiring from practice well into her 70s. With a great love of medicine and people, Kath continued doing surgical assists at Lions Gate Hospital until almost her 81st birthday. She simply loved the job and loved the people.”

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