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  • The Love Family

    Dr. Bob and Mrs. Nancy LoveBob Love graduated from McGill University's Faculty of Medicine in 1950.  He and Nancy were married that August and Bob went on to take two internships.  As Bob was keen to work in clinical practice, he took a position with the C.G. Williams Clinic in Trail, BC.   In 1955, they went to Vancouver where Bob was a resident at the Vancouver General Hospital.  Bob and Nancy welcomed to their family the first of their four children that year.  In 1961, with three young children, Bob and Nancy moved to Toronto, where Bob undertook his last year of post-graduate studies.  They returned to Trail where Bob practiced Internal Medicine for 22 years.  He concluded his career practicing Nuclear Medicine in Victoria. 

    One of their four children, Robin, studied medicine (UBC 1986), and also started a family during medical school. He lives in Nanaimo with his wife Deirdre and their family, where his practice is Family Medicine and  Palliative Care. He is an active participant in the UBC Family Medicine and Island Medical Program teaching programs.

    Robin recalls his parents being very supportive of education and encouraging about starting a family while in school. "You just have to be hardworking and clear about your responsibilities," they counseled.                                                    

    As a tribute to their husband and father, the Love family established a bursary for Island Medical Program students who have children.  It is the Love family's hope that it will help ease these students' way through medical school and encourage them as they learn medicine while caring for a family.