Terrace- Hospitals, Doctors

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

First Hospital in Terrace was on Kalum St. just down the hill, South from the old Police Station.
in 2013 a little north of Don Diegos Restaurant

2nd Hospital
Built by the Army

close up of the 300 bed Hospital area.

Map above is the 300 bed Army Hospital, ca 1942-43
built by the Canadian Army, called “Area K”
This hospital became what is now Terraceview Lodge, a Seniors Home

3rd Hospital

The Red Cross Outpost Hospital
established Mar 1, 1948, as a 10 bed Hospital.
An old converted Army building 162, in Area C,
Located on Little Ave. below Hodson Ave, today called Birch Ave.
Today's address- 4520 Little Ave.

4th Hospital
Feb 6, 1960, what is now the “Mills Memorial Hospital” on Haugland Ave. was opened.
Over 600 doctors have worked at that Hospital

Over the years I have found researching Doctors is near impossible. They were known by Dr., not Ed or Jim.
Plus names were misspelled, quite frequently I might add.
Best I can do for now below.

First Doctor- Dr. Seymour Traynor

Dr. Carns

Dr. George “Harry” Bleecker
b- Feb 10, 1878, Trenton, Hastings, ON
shown age 38 in 1916 census in Maple Creek SK
d- Nov 16, 1927, age 49
son of Thomas Howard Bleecker and Isabelle Young
Educated locally in Trenton,
graduated from Queen's Medical School in 1902.
Practiced at Roblin's Mills, PEI County, ON
before Maple Creek SK. and then Prince Rupert.

married Wonita Maud Bleecker, nee Putman,
Dec 23, 1912 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma, ON.
b- USA, shown age 34 in 1916 census,
daughter of Monroe Snell and Jennie Foster

Dr selling cigars!!! Times have changed!

Sept 20, 1923 Dr. Bleecker declared bankruptcy in Terrace

Dr. Bleecker and his wife moved to QCI in July 1924.
He left first, followed by his wife, and daughter Leah
He was in Terrace for 3 years prior to moving.
He moved to operate the Government Hospital at Queen Charlotte City, QCI

Dr. Eli “Wilson” Ewart
b- Apr 26, 1894, Bolton ON
d- Apr 1, 1971, West Palm Beach Florida, USA, age 76
ca 1927 in Terrace
Sept 1924 he was established in his office opposite the Post Office
Jan 1925 Dr. Ewart was working in Terrace
Feb 1925 Dr. Ewart from Terrace was making weekly visits to Usk

found a Dr. E. W. Ewart, shown as a surgeon
leaving port of Vancouver for Tacoma WA, Mar 18, 1923, age 28
5 ft 6 in, 147 lbs, Canadian

1945 he is a Dr. living on Victoria st. Westmorland, NB, married 1968 on Victoria st, Moncton NB
He was one of the First Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Maritimes
entered Medical School in Toronto in 1914, graduated in 1921
He served in WWI in the navy between those dates
reg # 3034412, served on Veronica, Royal Navy, Jan 1919
Interned at Toronto and Vancouver.

spouse Edith,
they had a daughter

Father- William Ewart
Mother- Jane Ewart, shown as next of kin in WWI
both parents born in ON

a Dr. C. G. Ewart left after a year in Terrace to Vancouver, July 1925
2 different Initials, two different Doctors, or an error?

Dr. Bennest

Dr. Turple (ca 1927)

Dr. Redvers Buller Brummitt
b- Mar 10, 1900 Vancouver BC
d- Nov 12, 1979, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver
son of William Bonner Brummitt and Harriet L. Hase
both born in England

married to Jamina Ioleen Moore
alt- Jimmina Saline Moore, Sept 13, 1926
He was leaving, with his wife, to Smithers to practice in Feb 1930
Still shown as a Doctor there in 1940.

Dr. Stanley Mills (served ca 1930-1957)

Dr. Stanley Gordon Mills
b- Aug 13, 1885 at 50 Garry St. in Winnipeg MB
d- May 21, 1961, DOA Terrace District Hospital*, Terrace BC, age 75
Died from a fire in his residence where he was sleeping.

buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetery, Terrace BC.
*later became Mills Memorial Hospital in his honour.
father- George Gordon Mills, b- Simcoe Co., ON, Canada (1850-1932)
Barrister, founder of the firm Mills & Mills.
mother- Kitty Carolina Jones, b- Gawler, South Australia (1860-1938)

He was age 43 living in Rock Bay BC, when he married
married Edith Jean Parker Sept 8, 1928,
in St. Mary's Church, Kerrisdale, Vancouver BC
b- Apr 14, 1905, Regina SK (Minnatonas, MB in Wedding cert?)
d- May 21, 1961 Lazelle Ave, Terrace BC, age 56
buried in Kitsumgallum Cemetery, Terrace BC.
Died from a fire in Her residence where she was sleeping.
She was age 24, a Registered Nurse, living in Chilliwack BC when she married.
father- Herbert Parker, b- Woodstock, ON (Winnipeg MB?)
mother- Jennie Jess, b- Quebec (Minatonis MB?)

son- Stanley “Parker” Gordon Mills
elected on Terrace's First Council ca 1960

Dr. Mills Bio

Served in WWI, enlisting in Toronto, ON, Apr 20, 1915
attained rank of Captain

Dr. Mills came to Terrace in May 7, 1930 to take over a one bed Hospital from Dr. Brummitt.

Dr. Mills retired as a Medical Doctor in 1957

Dr. Frank McGillvray

Surgeon came from New York

Dr. M. Weir

Dr. Roger Brent Hicks (ca 1972-1974)
b- Apr 3, 1924 in Calgary AB
d- July 12, 1990 in Terrace BC, age 66
son of Richard Hicks and Oriele Lang

Dr. Robert (Ted) Edmund Musgrave Lee
b- Sept 16, 1927 in Winnipeg MB
d- Jan 8, 2012 in Victoria BC.
son of William Samuel Lee and Miriam Elizabeth Struthers
Predeceased by his wife Thelma Doreen Earls
married Aug 20, 1952 in Portage la Prairie, MB
He came to Terrace in 1956
Foundation below, and REM Lee Theatre, named in his honour.

Other Doctors in the area:.

Dr. Gerald Hicks
He was in Terrace in the 50's + brother to Roger

Dr. Weare
He was here early 50's, went to Smithers.

Dr. James Dukelow

Dr. Jack Nicholson

Dr. Gordon Boyd

Dr. Roger Page

Dr. Christison

Dr. Gordon Donald McGhee
b- July 8, 1934 in Princeton, BC
d- Aug 8, 1972
(Specialist - killed by car walking on Halliwell Ave.)

Dr. Kwadwo Ohene “Kojo” Asante, MSM, LLD (Hon), MD, FRCPC
received lots of recognition for his Fetal Alcohol studies,
has a Clinic (?) named after him in Maple Ridge BC.
Came from Africa to study at Vancouver General Hospital.
His first wife Nadine Asante wrote “ The History of Terrace”

I encourage giving to Mills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop
on Lazelle Ave. next to the Telus building

also the Dr. R. E. M. Lee Hospital Foundation

2 great causes in Terrace


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