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Adler, Kurt (Doc)

It is with sadness we announce the death of Kurt (Doc) Adler at Fort Macleod on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the age of 85 years.
Kurt was born on Jan. 15, 1919 in Vienna, Austria, the son of Adolph and Hermine (Planner) Adler, both of Vienna. Receiving his education in Vienna, Kurt went on to Dublin University where he graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A.O., B.C.H. and M.B. He received his D.P.H. from the University of Toronto and did his post graduate work at the University Clinic in Vienna.
After graduating, Kurt practiced in Dublin, Ireland, for one year and then went on to Liverpool, England for two years. He came to Canada in 1950 where he practiced at Belleoram and Ferryland in Newfoundland for 6 1/2 years.
In 1957 he moved to Fort Macleod where he was employed as medical health officer and medical director at the Chinook Health Unit for 23 years.
Kurt was a member of the British Medical Association, Canadian Medical Association, president of the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Public Health Association and chairman of the Alberta Branch of the Medical Health Officers of Canadian Public Health Association.
Kurt hosted a weekly radio show called “Ask the Doctor” from CJOC in Lethbridge. He served the Fort Macleod community as president of the Ratepayers Association, president of the Tennis Club, member and past president of the Rotary Club and served a term on the Municipal Hospital Board.
Kurt enjoyed skiing, chess, swimming, tennis, table tennis and curling.
With his wife Moira, who predeceased him in 1991, they raised three sons, Desmond, Kevin and Brendan, in Fort Macleod. In addition to his three sons and their families, Kurt is survived by his wife Elsa, currently residing in Germany.
A private service was held at Eden’s Funeral Home in Fort Macleod. Cremation.

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