Lives of the fellows

Edward Gray Brownell

b.1923 d.16 September 2004
MD Manitoba(1946) FRCP(1975) FACP FRCPSC FACC

Edward Gray Brownell (‘Ted’) was a Canadian cardiologist. Apart from two periods in England, he spent most of his life in Winnipeg. He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba and graduated in 1946. Travelling to the UK, he did further training in internal medicine and cardiology. On his return to Canada, he practiced at the Winnipeg Clinic and General Hospital before being appointed to a post in the faculty of medicine at the University of Manitoba. He continued to practice at the General Hospital, later the Health Sciences Centre, while carrying out his teaching duties. At the University he served on many different committees and advisory boards and was also on the Senate. He was also on the board of examiners of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and gave much time to the Manitoba Heart Foundation, for whom he served as a board member and chairman.

Passionate about the theatre, he was on the board of the Manitoba Theatre Centre for over 30 years from 1970 onwards and was its president from 1974 to 1976. A keen golfer in the summer, he used to go curling in the winter. A convivial man, he enjoyed good food and wine and the company of his friends. He also loved to travel, especially to Europe.

He died at home, survived by his wife, Anne-Marie, former wife, Bjorg, daughter Alix and son Laurence. He also had three stepdaughters, Gillian, Kate and Heather, and 15 grandchildren.

RCP editor

[Winnipeg Free Press - accessed 31 May 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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