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DR. ROBERT KELLY McGINNIS It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our Kelly McGinnis M.D., C.C.F.P. on Christmas Day, 1999 at the Montreal General Hospital following a courageous battle with Hodgkins Disease. He leaves to mourn his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.C. McGinnis (Bob and Lenore) of Winnipeg; his sister and brother-in-law Kathryn and Marcelo Cano, Alejandra and Patrick of Toronto; his sister Shauna McGinnis of Winnipeg, uncles, aunts, many cousins and friends. Kelly was born in Winnipeg, June 7, 1959. Following two years of high school in Nairobi, Kenya, he graduated from St. Johns Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg. Kelly graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 1983, followed by a residency at McGill University in Montreal. He had a thriving medical practice in Ottawa and gained the respect and devotion of his colleagues and patients. He had many talents including music, painting, photography and landscaping. He was an excellent swimmer and taught swimming. He was an active member of the Ottawa-Carleton H.I.V. Primary Care Group and active member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and a mentor to the Canadian H.I.V. Aids Mentor Programme, and consequently, was invited to attend many international conferences as a resource person. He also taught first year medical students at the University of Ottawa his skills as a caring, compassionate family physician. Endowments may be made to the Dr. R. Kelly McGinnis Scholarship Fund, forwarded to the University of Ottawa Alumni and Development Office, Ottawa University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6N5. A tree will be planted in Kellys memory at the University of Manitoba. A memorial service will be held at the University of Ottawa Chapel in Tabaret Hall on January 22 at 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will also be held at Fort Garry united Church in Winnipeg at a later date.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 31, 1999

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  • An excellent Dr who held himself to providing above normal quality care for his many patients from many walks of life. He held a practice without prejudice or condemning practice he head was always clear as to quality treatment with dignity and respect for clients patients and fellow professional he spoke about good family support and held the i.integrity of his life experience as a testament to the respect of those who inspired him my sons when we could feel his sickness made a candle for him and he treated their gift with respect he showed it to others and was was a strong voice in the silent era of abuse being secured by Dr police politics cas workers a true block buster - Posted by: Brenda Bell Folks (patients my children Jayson and Jamie folks he was an excellent Dr who advocated for rights of) on: Apr 11, 2013

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