Nanaimo, BC; University of British Columbia, 1970; Canadian Forces (Navy); general practice. Died July 18, 2017, aged 80. Survived by his wife, Carol Stewart Walker, 2 children and 6 grandchildren. "While he was based in Ottawa with the navy, Ron and 3 other navy doctors started the first walk-in clinic in Canada. He was then transferred to Canadian Forces Base Chilliwack, BC, to serve as base surgeon. Two years later he resigned from the navy and opened an office in North Vancouver, where he spent 22 years as a solo practitioner. He then joined the Caledonia Medical Clinic in Nanaimo, and stayed there for 3 years before retiring at age 62."