Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1977; emergency medicine. Died Aug. 3, 2019, aged 70. Survived by his wife Pat, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. “Following undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at Queen's University, he headed west with Pat in 1973 to enroll as a medical student at UBC. Never one to stop learning, George completed an MBA and master’s degree in health care and epidemiology in the years following completion of his MD. Widely respected as a kind and patient physician, George was a fixture at Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital since 1980, serving as director of emergency medicine from 1988-90 and 1994-97. He was also an accomplished pilot, orienteer (past president of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club and 2018 Western Canada Men 65+ Champion), outdoorsman (Scouts Canada leader, 1998-2006), and a bee keeper who maintained backyard colonies for more than 30 years.”