Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

August 06, 2009 09:55 ET

Dr. LaVerne Clifford Kindree Invested as a Member of the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 6, 2009) - On behalf of Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, Ms. Sheila-Marie Cook, Secretary to the Governor General and Secretary General of the Order of Canada, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Dr. LaVerne Clifford Kindree during a private ceremony in Squamish, British Columbia, on August 5, 2009.

Dr. Kindree's citation is as follows:

LaVerne Clifford Kindree, C.M.

Squamish, British Columbia

Member of the Order of Canada

For more than 50 years, LaVerne Kindree has been a vital force in his community. He served as the region's sole physician for many years, was the longest serving coroner in British Columbia's history, and was instrumental in establishing the Squamish General Hospital. Independently, he conducted field work that led the provincial government to declare Lyme disease endemic to the region. This resulted in many people being diagnosed and treated after years of suffering, and spurred the creation of the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. Involved in every facet of community life, he is a founding member of the Squamish Chamber of Commerce and the founding chairman of the Squamish Hospital Foundation.

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