Canadian Medical Association

Gatineau, PQ; Université de Montréal, 1963; family medicine. Died July 16, 2022, aged 86. Survived by his wife, Liliane Sénéchal, 3 children, 2 stepchildren and 9 grandchildren. “After medical school, Dr. Roy served in the Canadian army in West Germany for 3 years. He then became a military reservist and devoted himself to family medicine in Laval and Ste-Adèle, PQ, until 1976, when he rejoined the Canadian Forces. In 1978 he returned to West Germany, where he was commanding officer of a field medical unit for 3 years. Back in Canada, he completed a 2-year post-graduate course in alcoholism and drug addiction at the University of Toronto. From 1983 to 1988, Dr. Roy held positions as head of the Prospective Medicine Section in the Directorate of Preventive Medicine, and as head of the medical clinic at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Promoted to the rank of colonel, he was then named director of health services within the Canadian Forces until his retirement in 1989. From 1989-96 he served as medical director general of health care for the Correctional Service of Canada. After retiring from the federal government in 1996, he became a medical consultant in addictions and mental health at various clinics in Gatineau and Ottawa. During his career, Dr. Roy served as vice-president of the International Council for Prison Medicine, and directed the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. He was also director and vice-president of the Quebec Medical Association, and a member of the Canadian Medical Association’s Council on Health Promotion.”

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