Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; University of Manitoba, 1949; family medicine. Died April 8, 2018, aged 92. Survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. “John finished high school at 16, and because his father felt he was too young to go away to university John spent some time teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. He had great stories about those days. After medical school he moved to Killarney, Man., where he practised until 1967. He was particularly proud of the public health initiatives he introduced and promoted in the Killarney area. The family moved to British Columbia in 1967, first to Nanaimo and then to Victoria, where John joined a large clinic and remained there until his semi-retirement in 1986. He was among the first physicians to pursue a specialty in family medicine. After ending his practice, he continued to assist with surgeries several days a week.”