Canadian Medical Association

Sydney, NS; Dalhousie University, 1969; family medicine. Died May 11, 2019, aged 78. Survived by his wife Frances, 4 children and 11 grandchildren. “After graduating from Dalhousie, he returned home to Sydney with his bride, Fran, and started a family, a life and a legacy that would span the next 50 years. This June 15th would have marked his 50th year of practising medicine for the great people of Sydney. One of the things that Murdock was most proud of was being a constant and consistent provider of primary health care on Cape Breton Island. He loved to care for people from ‘cradle to grave’ and to talk about delivering ‘the babies of the babies he had delivered [earlier].’ He respected all of his patients and was honoured to provide 50 years of service to generations of Cape Bretoners. While he was proud of his many achievements within his profession, Murdock was humbled to be an integral part of the lives of so many of his patients, from the many births to the deaths and everything in between. He was a true family physician, and they just don’t make them like that anymore!”

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