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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Kent Macoomb (1932-2013)


Born at Winnipeg on 5 May 1932, he was educated at Isaac Newton High School and the University of Manitoba, receiving BSc and MD degrees from the latter. He specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery and, in 1965, completed a Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He worked at the Winnipeg Clinic and was its Head of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief Executive Officer, specializing in knee surgery and hip replacements, and also practiced at the Health Sciences Centre and Misericordia Hospital over a period of 35 years. He served as the Treasurer (1985-1988) and Secretary (1988-1991) of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, receiving an “Outstanding Service Award” from the organization in 1994. He was a Director for the Manitoba Orthopaedic Foundation (1984-1997) and was its President (1990-1997). He also taught at the University of Manitoba over a period of 24 years. Following retirement from surgery, he worked at the Workers’ Compensation Board of Manitoba and continued to see patients at the Winnipeg Clinic. He died at Winnipeg on 21 November 2013.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2014

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