Canadian Medical Association

Delta, BC; University of British Columbia, 1956; public health. Died Feb. 9, 2018, aged 87. Survived by his wife Muriel, 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Being a physician was a lifelong passion for Buddy. After graduation from medical school, he began a long career in the RCAF that was something like an episode of MASH meets Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Even though he was the first physician qualified as a nuclear medicine specialist in the air force during the Cold War, he rarely took himself too seriously. With his outlandish sense of humour, Buddy would salute with wiggling fingers. Once, while visiting an American nuclear submarine, he pirouetted and fell into the harbour.”