Dr Douglas Alleyne Grant, 1938–2014

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 57 , No. 4 , May 2015 , Pages 161 Obituaries

portrait of the late Dr. Grant
Dr Douglas Grant died in Lions Gate Hospital on 31 October 2014 following a short illness. Sincere thanks to the palliative care team at Lions Gate Hospital on 7W. 

Born in Vancouver on 31 December 1938, Doug graduated from UBC in chemistry (1961) and medicine (1965) and interned at Vancouver General Hospital before starting his general practice in North Vancouver, a career he enjoyed for 40 years until his retirement in 2006.

Apart from his office practice, Dr Grant served his profession in various capacities over the years, both on the North Shore and with the BCMA/Doctors of BC. He became director of education at Lions Gate Hospital at the time when the hospital was preparing to establish a rotating internship program and helped to arrange funding from the Ministry of Health. 

The program began in 1984 and Dr Grant remained the director of education throughout its 10-year duration, providing support, encouragement, and direction to 12 new interns each year.

Dr Grant was a man of character, looked up to and admired by his friends, peers, and patients. Always loyal and fair, he was deeply loved by his family. His five grandchildren were the delight of his later life, and his love for them was obvious to everyone. His lifelong interest in photography, spanning home darkroom processing to digital techniques, has left behind an enduring catalogue of beauty, form, and pattern captured in images seen through his eyes.

Dr Doug Grant had an innate sense of fairness and an intense loyalty to his family and friends. His gentle, kind, and selfness manner is inspiration to all. Dr Grant is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Stephen (Irma); daughter, Karen Sucra (Alex); and numerous extended family members.
—Lois Grant
West Vancouver
—Les Janz, MD
West Vancouver

Lois Grant,, Les Janz, MD,. Dr Douglas Alleyne Grant, 1938–2014. BCMJ, Vol. 57, No. 4, May, 2015, Page(s) 161 - Obituaries.



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Daniel Theal says: reply

I feel very fortunate to have had Dr Grant as my family Doctor. I liked him from the moment I met him and always found him to be a very helpful and very competent practitioner. When he retired I thought I would never find another doctor but Dr. McWinney was taking on Dr. Grant's patients so that was great. I was saddened to see that Dr. Grant passed away shortly after his retirement. As a doctor and a person he was a real gem.

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