Canadian Medical Assocation

Lethbridge, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1967; family medicine; former team physician, Lethbridge Broncos. Died June 29, 2018, aged 79. Survived by his wife Marlene, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, 2 stepchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. “Maurie began his career in medicine as the delivery boy for Kitson Pharmacy, making deliveries on his bike throughout Lethbridge. That experience and his interest in chemistry led to a degree in pharmacy, and he was a pharmacist for several years before deciding to go to medical school. He began private practice in 1968, and provided years of competent and compassionate care before retiring in 1997. In addition to his role as family physician, he was an emergency physician and physician surgical assistant. He was also founding medical director for Student Health Services at the Lethbridge Community College, and was the first medical director for the Lethbridge Fire Department. Throughout his career he held various appointments and positions with the Alberta Medical Association, and he was very much involved in administration with the continuing care program in Lethbridge and surrounding area. Maurie was always involved in one committee or another, work aimed at bettering the profession to which he contributed a wealth of knowledge and wisdom.”