Issue: BCMJ, vol. 47, No. 3, April 2005, Page 146 Obituaries

As of this issue, the BCMJ will publish a list of physicians who have died recently. Members are encouraged to submit In Memoriam notices for future publication.

Anderson, Dr James Larry, 
     Parksville (b. Nov 1931)

Betkowski, Dr Jerzy Peter, 
     Valemount (b. Jul 1917)

Duxbury, Dr James Herbert, 
     Victoria (b. Apr 1927)

Horton, Dr Thomas Bevan, 
     Comox (b. Apr 1935)

Lee, Dr Han Choo, 
     Vancouver (b. Feb 1924)

Mirhady, Dr Fereidoun, 
     Vancouver (b. Jan 1922)

Paty, Dr Donald Winston, 
     Vancouver (b. Sep 1936)

Phillip-Stewart, Dr Arthur, 
     Abbotsford (b. Mar 1937)

Schramm, Dr Kehnroth, 
     North Vancouver (b. Nov 1932)

Wilson, Dr George Bays, 
     West Vancouver (b. Nov 1915)

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