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Memorable Manitobans: William James Boyd (1913-1991)


Born at Winnipeg on 8 February 1913, Boyd recieved his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1935, practicing in Vita and Roland until the Second World War. He served with the RCAF as Chief Medical Officer in postings in Saskatchewan, Manitoba and New Brunswick. After the war, until his retirement in 1988, Boyd was in private practice with the Silver Heighs Medical Group. He also served on the staff of Grace Hospital. He was the president of the General Practioners Association of Manitoba in the early 1950s and a founding member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He served on many committees of the Manitoba Medical Association and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. In 1986, Boyd was honored with a Senior Membership Citation by the Canadian Medical Association for his contribution to the profession. He died at Winnipeg on 2 January 1991.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1991, page 34.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 21 May 2012

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