Dr John (Jack) Henry Baldwin

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 52, No. 3, April 2010, Page 151 Obituaries


Portrait of Dr. John Baldwin

Jack Baldwin was born 17 May 1916. He graduated from Mount Allison Uni­versity in New Brunswick in 1937, then went on to study medicine, receiving his medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1941.

After RCAF service, he and his wife, Betty, moved to Nanaimo, where he practised family medicine and surgery until his retirement in 1987. A founder of Caledonia Clinic, he lived his nearly 94 years with integrity, humility, dignity, and grace, and he was truly loved, respected, and ad­mired. He was gentle, kind, and honest, and had a wry and crazy sense of humor that was so endearing.

While always proud of his Maritimes roots, Jack loved Nanaimo. He was a founding member of the Nan­aimo Lions Club and was active in the Yacht Club, Ski Club, Tennis Club, and Golf Club, and he and Betty greatly enjoyed many wonderful times and activities with family and friends.

Jack slipped gently away at home under the watchful, loving care of family. Predeceased by granddaughter Cynthia Pink in 1972, son Bob in 2003, and soul mate Betty in 2006, he is survived by daughters Dianne Pink and Cynthia McGhee, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
—Dianne Pink
North Vancouver

Dianne Pink. Dr John (Jack) Henry Baldwin. BCMJ, Vol. 52, No. 3, April, 2010, Page(s) 151 - Obituaries.

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