Canadian Medical Association

Portage la Prairie, Man.; University College Cork (UCC, Ireland), 1975; general practice. Died June 13, 2022, aged 70. Survived by his wife Delnora and 2 sons. “Paddy graduated from UCC in 1975 and returned to Whipps Cross Hospital in London, England, to work on rotation across the hospital. After a couple of years he moved to Cambridge, England, to complete his training as a general practitioner. He lived in Cambridge for 3 years before transferring to Old Church Hospital in Romford, England. In 1981, Paddy moved to Leaf Rapids in Northern Manitoba, before going to Beausejour and then Rossburn. His next stop was Portage La Prairie, and this would eventually become his home and final resting place. Paddy’s love of learning never stopped. He constantly added to his medical training and qualifications. His broad range of medical expertise, from general practice to anesthesia, gave him a fulfilling and varied career. He completed additional training in anesthesia and trained as a flight surgeon. He became the flight surgeon for the local Royal Canadian Air Force base, and a medical examiner too. He travelled north with the dental surgery team, and also went to Guatemala numerous times to volunteer as an anesthetist. In 2003, he completed an art history degree at the University of Winnipeg, commuting into Winnipeg while he worked full time as a doctor.”

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