Volume 9 • 2022 • Issue 6

Remembering Dentistry Leaders Dr.ThomasRaddall II Dr. Thomas H. Raddall II passed away on June 3, 2022, at age 87. Born in 1934 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Dr. Thomas Raddall II (Tom II) was the first of his family to attend university. He started in engineering at Acadia University but switched to sciences and entered Dalhousie University dental school in 1957. After graduating as a dentist in 1961, he returned to his hometown of Liverpool where he set up a new practice, paving the way for future generations of dentists in the region. Dr. Raddall II’s many accomplishments and leadership inspired his two sons, Tom III and Blair, to also pursue dentistry, as have Tom III’s sons, Tom IV and Gavin. “He was certainly a mentor and a role model for the whole family,” says Dr. Tom Raddall III. The legacy that Tom II developed left its mark on the entire Raddall family, the Dalhousie faculty of dentistry, and the community of Liverpool, where the Raddall dental practice still thrives. Professionally, Tom II was a long-standing member of the Acadia University Board of Governors, chair of the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia, and a member of many educational and faculty council committees. He was also a fellow of both the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the American College of Dentists. Tom II received the Nova Scotia Dental Association’s Philip S. Christie Award for Distinguished Service and an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Dentistry. He was also the first recipient of the Acadia Student Union Governor of the Year Award and, in 2013, received an honorary degree from Acadia. The son of Thomas H. Raddall, a well-known Nova Scotian author, Tom II dedicated himself to community organizations, his profession and to the preservation and promotion of his father’s legacy. He was also a strong supporter of the Dalhousie University Archives, helping with the donation of his father’s papers and collections. Tom II was also amember of theQueensGeneral Hospital Foundation, president of the Liverpool Curling Club, chair of the Queens County Museum, president of the Children’s Aid Society and president of the Kiwanis Club of Liverpool. Dr. Raddall’s quiet dignity, pragmatism, wisdom and strength will be greatly missed by those he knew and worked with him. Read more about the Raddall family legacy in Nova Scotia dentistry at: bit.ly/3TG4B9g 46 | 2022 | Issue 6 Obituaries