Canadian Medical Association

Comox, BC; McGill University, 1964. Died Oct. 13, 2017, aged 84. Survived by 4 children and 9 grandchildren. “Derek was born in Liverpool, England, and during the war he was sent to Wales under evacuation decree to live with an unknown family. He stayed there for the next 4 years, and returned home to Liverpool unable to speak English. After his mandatory army service he and his wife, Ann (deceased 2009), made a spontaneous decision to move to Canada, where he was accepted at McGill University. Derek was a committed physician who worked into his 80th year. In his practice, he was dedicated to both his patients and to life-long learning. His professional legacy lives on in both his son Michael, a GP, and his granddaughter Molly, a medical student.”