Canadian Medical Association

White Rock, BC; University of British Columbia, 1970; family medicine. Died Aug. 1, 2018, aged 73. Survived by his wife Joan, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “After his post-graduate training, Alan settled in White Rock in 1973 and joined the Hilltop Medical Clinic. He also served as chief of medical staff at Peace Arch Hospital for 15 years, and worked at the Hay River Regional Health Centre in the Northwest Territories and volunteered in several underprivileged countries. Alan thoroughly enjoyed teaching and working with medical students and nurses.” The Surrey Now-Leader reported: “Hilltop Medical manager Yvonne McLeod commented that Pretty, in addition to being ‘a brilliant physician,’ was also a pioneer in adopting fully computerized electronic medical records at the clinic in 1978, while most other offices were still using paper records. ‘Alan took a keen interest in the advantages computers could bring to the medical office and took the lead role to revolutionize Hilltop Medical Clinic with this practice, which is now common in medical clinics.’ ”