Dr. Albert George Laroche
Not much is known of the early life of Dr. Albert George Laroche. Originally from Montréal, he seems to have established himself in Victoria B.C. , and during the Second World War was named Surgeon Commander for the Naval Service at Esquimalt on the island of Vancouver. Following the war, Dr. Laroche was nominated as the president of the CUA in 1946. In 1947, he was named medical specialist with the Department of National Health and Welfare in Ottawa.