PHOTOS/VIDEO: Goodbye, Dr. Greggain

Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Dozens of cars lined up to wish Dr. Joshua Greggain well as he prepares to leave the Hope area. Some handed out cards to the doctor. (Photo/Adam Louis)Dozens of cars lined up to wish Dr. Joshua Greggain well as he prepares to leave the Hope area. Some handed out cards to the doctor. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Dr. Joshua Greggain says farewell to one of his patients during a drive-thru farewell parade behind Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)Dr. Joshua Greggain says farewell to one of his patients during a drive-thru farewell parade behind Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)
A car plastered with caricatures of Dr. Joshua Greggain passes behind Hope Medical Centre. Dozens of cars lined up as Greggain’s patients said their farewells. See more photos and a video on our website at www.hopestandard.com. (Photos/Adam Louis)
A car plastered with caricatures of Dr. Joshua Greggain passes behind Hope Medical Centre. Dozens of cars lined up as Greggain’s patients said their farewells. (Photo/Adam Louis)A car plastered with caricatures of Dr. Joshua Greggain passes behind Hope Medical Centre. Dozens of cars lined up as Greggain’s patients said their farewells. See more photos and a video on our website at www.hopestandard.com. (Photos/Adam Louis) A car plastered with caricatures of Dr. Joshua Greggain passes behind Hope Medical Centre. Dozens of cars lined up as Greggain’s patients said their farewells. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Car after car passed through the Hope Medical Centre parking lot in a drive-thru parade for Dr. Joshua Greggain. (Photo/Adam Louis)Car after car passed through the Hope Medical Centre parking lot in a drive-thru parade for Dr. Joshua Greggain. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Posters, balloons and art adorned dozens of cars during Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb,. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)
Posters, balloons and art adorned dozens of cars during Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb,. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)Posters, balloons and art adorned dozens of cars during Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb,. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis) Posters, balloons and art adorned dozens of cars during Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb,. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)
Dr. Joshua Greggain greets a parade-goer during the drive-thru farewell parade, seeing Greggain off on the next chapter of his life. (Photo/Adam Louis)Dr. Joshua Greggain greets a parade-goer during the drive-thru farewell parade, seeing Greggain off on the next chapter of his life. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Cars lined with balloons, streamers and posters passed by the Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26 (Photo/Adam Louis)
A parade-goer blows bubbles in celebration of Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre. Greggain will be moving to Victoria soon to support his wife’s career. (Photo/Adam Louis)A parade-goer blows bubbles in celebration of Dr. Joshua Greggain’s farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre. Greggain will be moving to Victoria soon to support his wife’s career. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Dr. Joshua Greggain shares a laugh with some former patients during his farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre. Greggain was all smiles as dozens of cars containing even more patients wished him well on the next stage of his life. (Photo/Adam Louis)Dr. Joshua Greggain shares a laugh with some former patients during his farewell parade at Hope Medical Centre. Greggain was all smiles as dozens of cars containing even more patients wished him well on the next stage of his life. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Members of the Boston Bar First Nation pose with Dr. Joshua Greggain outside of Anderson Creek Clinic as the community bids farewell to the doctor, who will be moving to Victoria soon. (Facebook/Joshua Greggain)Members of the Boston Bar First Nation pose with Dr. Joshua Greggain outside of Anderson Creek Clinic as the community bids farewell to the doctor, who will be moving to Victoria soon. (Facebook/Joshua Greggain)

The communities in the Hope area came out to bid farewell to Dr. Joshua Greggain. Greggain is moving on from rural medicine to support his wife’s golf coaching career in Victoria.

On Friday, Feb. 26, dozens of cars lined up outside of Hope Medical Centre’s parking lot, decorated with streamers, art and well wishes for Greggain. As the cars passed through, Greggain passed out wrapped packs of cookies bearing his likeness.

“This is the best parade ever,” laughed Greggain, who was all smiles as he said his goodbyes to every patient that came through.


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