BMJ publishes obituary for retired Whitehawk GP

Posted On 02 Apr 2010 at 9:05 am

Retired Whitehawk GP Dr Stuart Weir has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.

Dr Weir, who attended All Saints Church in Patcham until shortly before he died, was born in Ireland in 1922 and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, qualifying in 1947.

He worked as a house officer in Liverpool before doing national service in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He reached the rank of captain.

According to an obituary in the British Medical Journal (BMJ, Saturday 3 April), he trained in paediatrics before becoming a GP in Whitehawk.

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He worked in the same part of Brighton for 25 years.

He later set up a private practice, helped by his wife Joan, who died in 2004. He retired in 1994.

In 1987, Dr Weir served as president of the Brighton and Sussex Medico-Chirurgical Society.

Dr Weir, who died in November, is survived by three children and three grandchildren.

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