Dr Douglas Evan Bebb, 1931–2014

portrait of the late Dr. Bebb

Dr Bebb passed away peacefully at St. Jude’s Anglican Home in Vancouver on 25 January 2014 after a lengthy struggle with Alzheimer disease.

Dr Bebb was born in Kimberly, BC, spent a brief time in Ocean Falls, and then moved to Victoria where he attended Mount Douglas Secondary School before moving to Vancouver to study chemistry at UBC. He was a member of the second UBC medical school grad class in 1955. After graduation he interned in Calgary, and then returned to Vancouver where he practised until his retirement.

Dr Bebb was a respected general practitioner in Vancouver for many years. Possessing a solid mixture of knowledge, a pleasant disposition, and a tireless devotion to his patients, he set the gold standard for family practice in the days of the full-service family doctor.

Passionate about everything he pursued in life, Doug was an avid skier and golfer, spending many weekends with his wife and family at their cabin in Whistler, where he was first a volunteer ski patroller on Whistler and Blackcomb and later a mountain host. 

Doug will be greatly missed by his family and his many colleagues, friends, and former patients. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Betty (née Steel), his three sons and their wives (Doug and Franca, David and Diane, Richard and Bernadette), and his seven grandchildren (Ryan, Owen, Hanna, Kayla, Alexander, Charlotte, and Brock).

The family would like to thank the staff of St. Jude’s for the exemplary care they provided to Doug during his final years.
—Robert Douglas Bebb, Whistler
—David Bebb, Vancouver
—Richard Bebb, MD, Vancouver

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Hilda Locke says: reply

Dr. Bebb was my doctor from about age 13 to about 36. He was a caring man and a very caring doctor. I think of him often. It is so wonderful how large his family is. I remember seeing his sons picture on his desk when they were just boys. God bless your whole family.

J. R.Denis Levy says: reply

Doug. Was my very dear friend from our days at Victoria College, and my greatly valued doctor for many years, from the time of his return from Calgary.
His friendly personality and impeccable professional expertise made him a very special person.

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