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Angus Carleton MD FRCS (C) MacDonald

Angus Carleton MD FRCS (C) MacDonald

Born In: Monroes Point
Born: September 20th, 1935

Passed on: August 10th, 2015

We sadly announce the passing of Dr. Carl on Aug. 10, 2015.
He was born in Munroe’s Point, Sept. 20, 1935, to Neil and Mabel (Carmichael) MacDonald.
He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 55 years, sons Ian (Dr. Jenny) and Dr. Michael (Jenn), and the grandchildren he adored – granddaughters, Kadie, Kellen and Kyleigh and grandsons, Seamus and Malcolm; sisters, Marcella Parks, Grace MacLeod, Eleanor Logan (Keith); brothers, Raymond (Donna) Jess (Ellie) and Jackie (Marlene); nieces, Marilyn, Emily, Tami, Sherri, Rachael and Lisa; nephews, Jonathan, Timothy and Andrew.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by nephew Robert MacLeod and brothers-in-law Courtney Parks and Roderick MacLeod.
He graduated from Acadia with a BSC with honours in 1958 and from Dalhousie Medical School in 1963 with an internship distinction. He spent three years in general practice in North Sydney, returning to the Victoria General Hospital to do a surgical residency and received his Fellowship by examination from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1971.
Following this he did two years of Post Fellowship study in surgery and research in Glasgow and Edinburgh during which time he was the recipient of Samuel MacLaughlin and Dennis Fellowships. On his return to Halifax he had appointments at both Dalhousie and the VGH and was a consulting Surgeon at the IWK, Camp Hill and Halifax Infirmary.
In 1977 he became an assistant professor and in 1986 became an associate professor, a position he held until his retirement in 1996. He held numerous positions and served on a number of committees such as Undergraduate Surgical Education, Liver Transplant, Medical Records, and was Chief of Surgery A. He set up a research lab to study bile acid metabolism and gall bladder disease and was funded by grants from the Medical Research Council, Dalhousie and Dept of Surgery. He set up the laparoscopic program for the VGH. For 20 years he was deeply involved with the surgical training of medical students and was very proud of the levels achieved by his students.
He “retired” to North River Bridge in 1996. Since then, he practised surgery at the Inverness Memorial Consolidated Hospital, a time he thoroughly enjoyed. He also did several locum tenens in Newfoundland and Labrador.
He was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, North River Bridge serving in the choir, a term on the Board of managers and as an Elder (retired). He was a member of the Stewards of St. Ann’s Harbour Association. He was a member of the St. Marks Lodge #35 and attained the 32nd degree.
He enjoyed working his farm, hosting groups of trout and salmon fishermen who fished the North River, storytelling with family and friends, watching his favourite football team, the New England Patriots and following the soccer matches. He was influential in having the condition of the North River repaired.
Dr. Carl was devoted to his family, his students and his patients (including those who attended his “choir room clinics.” Over his 50 years in Medical practice he impacted the lives of many — patients, students, colleagues, friends and family.
Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 16 at St. Andrew’s Church Memorial Hall from 2-4:30 and 6-9 p.m. A celebration of his life will be held Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Dr. Glen Davis officiating.
Family flowers only. A reception will be held in the Memorial Hall following the service. Interment at a later date.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the family by visiting www.fillmoreandwhitman.com.


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