Please join us in recognizing the passing of Dr. Peter Granger

Latest update:

In accordance with Peter’s wishes, his body will be cremated in a simple casket, with a Memorial Service and tea to be held at Bowen Island United Church and adjacent Collins Hall. His ashes will be spread to the sea, which he loved, at a later date.  The service will be on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 2:00 in the afternoon at the Little Red Church (1120 Miller Road) Bowen Island, with tea to follow in the adjacent Collins Hall.  Please note that the venue is small and so in case of rain please bring an umbrella. Please also note that to make the service, you will have to take the 1200 ferry from Horseshoe Bay at the latest.

Flowers will be respectfully declined; in lieu, Peter asked that a donation be considered in his memory to:

Medecins sans Frontieres/ Doctors Without Borders
P.O.Box 26399, Stn. K.,Toronto, ON, M7Y 4R1


The Doctor Peter AIDS Foundation
1110 Comox Street,Vancouver, BC, V6E 1K5


a charity of your choice.


As many of you may have heard already, we have sadly lost one of our family medicine elders.  Dr Peter Granger, who practiced in both Ontario and British Columbia, died on the evening of November 12.  In addition to being a wonderful person and clinician. Peter also exemplified the CanMEDS-FM health advocate role for many of Canada’s under-served and under-recognized.

Peter had an exemplary career.  He was the past president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and past Vice-President of Medical Affairs for North York General Hospital.  In Vancouver, he was a physician at Three Bridges Community Health Centre, the director of the Division of Inner City Medicine at UBC and he played a critical role in supporting the establishment of the Community Health Initiative by University Students (also known as CHIUS).   Many of you will know of his work as an advocate for inner city health populations, aboriginal youth and the LGTB communities.  In 2010 he was the deserved recipient of the Geeta Gupta Equity and Diversity Award.

Peter was an advocate for many, a friend to all.  He touched the lives of many of our colleagues as a loved mentor.  We will remember him for his gracious, giving nature, his ability to lead from behind and his undying modesty.   Please join us in recognizing the passing of this wonderful person.