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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Patrick “Pat” Doyle (1922-2015)


Born at St. Boniface on 28 February 1922, he received medical training at Laval University. In 1948, he began a family medical practice at Ste. Anne and retired 50 years later. He was instrumental in establishing the first hospital at Ste. Anne and founded the Seine River Medical Centre. He served as President of the Catholic Physicians Guild of Manitoba, Catholic Health Association of Canada, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba (1984), and Association des commissaires de langue française du Manitoba, and Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Boniface General Hospital and Seine River School Division. He was a Director of the CBC (1977-1983) and wrote eight books including A Doctor’s Journey: 45 Years of Challenge (1995), which chronicled his life as a rural doctor. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1997) and Order of Manitoba (2013), and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died on 2 December 2015.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 2015, page A31.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2015

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