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(December 16, 1999, Gazette)

Dr. John M. Ross

Dr. John M. Ross, who retired as professor of Family Practice in June 1994, passed peacefully away on Dec. 2, 1999, at his residence in St. John's. Dr. Ross, age 71 years, took on many challenges during his lifetime. His medical work in the province began in 1957 at the Channel Cottage Hospital. From 1971-88 he held various appointments at Memorial, including chair of Family Practice. From 1988-94 he was seconded to Makerere University as professor of community practice involved in setting up a postgraduate training program for primary care physicians in remote hospitals in Uganda.