Roy E. Boates

Roy owned and managed a community pharmacy in Prince Edward Island from 1949 to 1974. He served on the executive of CPhA and was on the Executive Council of the PEIPhA for 20 years being president twice. In 1967 he was the first person in PEI to receive the Robins Bowl of Hygeia award for community service. In 1981 he went to Gambia under the auspices of CUSO (Canadian University Service Overseas) and served as Chief Pharmacist in Gambia. He initiated, supervised and implemented a new drug system. He was responsible for two hospitals, 16 health centers, 17 dispensaries, and 54 sub dispensaries. He also opened two new medical stores stocked with supplies from the Canadian Mission Relief Fund. He taught pharmacology to third year nursing students at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Banjul, Gambia. For his service he was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the African Area President. Roy received the CPhA Meritorious Service Award in 1987.

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