Canadian Medical Association

Quispamsis, NB; Dalhousie University, 1963; family medicine. Died Aug. 3, 2019, aged 82. Survived by 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “John arrived in Canada from Hong Kong as a first-year student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, with aspirations of a career in medicine. He graduated from Dalhousie medical school in 1963, and interned at the Saint John General Hospital in New Brunswick. In 1964 he started his practice in family medicine and continued over 40 years, [providing] a humble and dedicated service to families in the greater Saint John area, including the community of St. Martins. Some of his fondest memories, (before medicare), were of bringing home ‘payments’ in the form of baked goods, freshly caught fish or fresh vegetables! His commitment and dedication to serve others saw him working tirelessly during the day, and long into the nights and weekends, of being on call, making house calls, delivering babies, and doing emergency room shifts; essentially, doing what he loved and what he felt was his calling. Always interested in the pursuit of higher education and clinical excellence for his patients, he pursued post-graduate training in pediatric cardiology and, later, in clinical allergy, chronic pain and addiction management. He established the Loch Lomond Medical and Pain Clinic, along with his wife, Maureen [deceased], who served as nurse clinical manager. This practice integrated the ‘East meets West’ philosophy, allowing him to fulfill his dream of helping those in need. He also served on the Board of Directors, and as clinical teacher, for the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and was president of the foundation’s New Brunswick chapter. Other contributions include service as occupational medical officer for MacMillan Rothesay Paper for over 25 years, and as a charter member and president of the NB Society for Clinical Allergy. He also held various other roles at the local and national level.”

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