Canadian Medical Association

London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1946; internal medicine. Died Feb. 7, 2018, aged 93. Survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “Bill lost his father at a young age and was raised by his mother through the Depression years. A gifted student, he graduated from medical school in 1946 at age 22. He interned at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver and, as newlyweds, he and his new wife Noreen (since deceased) took up positions at the hospital in Whitehorse, Yukon, Noreen as a nurse and William as the only doctor in the Western Arctic. After post-graduate work and specialty training in Montréal and London, England, he returned to Canada and settled in Woodstock Ont., as the city’s first specialist in internal medicine. His pioneering work in that specialty included establishing the first Coronary Care Unit at the Woodstock General Hospital. An old-school physician, Bill was on call 24/7 for many years of his practice, and he continued to make house calls until he retired.”