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Memorable Manitobans: Donald B. Proctor (1924-1984)


Born at Winnipeg in 1924, he was educated at Kelvin High School, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Toronto (DDS, 1950). During the Second World War, he served from 1943 to 1945 in the Royal Canadian Navy, after the war remaining a member of the Royal Canadian Dental Corps Militia.

Returning to Winnipeg in 1950, he went into private dental practice, following in the footsteps of his father. In 1969 he joined the staff of the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba where he was Professor in the Department of Stomatology and Director of Patient Care. He was an active staff member of the Health Sciences Centre from 1969 to the time of his death. He received the Professor of the Year Award in 1980 and was awarded fellowship in the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He served for many years on the National Dental Examining Board as President from 1973 to 1975 and on several occasions served as their Chief Examiner.

Married to Isabelle Hamon in 1946, he was a member of St. George’s Anglican Church, Winnipeg Winter Club, Winnipeg Dental Society, Manitoba Dental Association, Canadian Diabetic Society, and the Canadian Club of Winnipeg.

He died at Winnipeg on 12 November 1984


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 1984.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 May 2016

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