Obituaries

Margaret Gwendoline RobertsAnne Templeton Roddie (née Mathews)Barbara Margaret Ann Rogers (née Furniss)Roland Harvey RushtonDavid Gunn Scott

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7107.552 (Published 30 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:552

Margaret Gwendoline Roberts

Former general practitioner Hereford (b Hereford 1925; q Royal Free 1950), died as she was leaving the annual festival of Friends of Hereford Cathedral of acute arrhythmia after a myocardial infarct on 14 June 1997. After qualifying she worked at Shrewsbury and Hereford hospitals as a medical registrar, and then joined a large practice in Hereford so that she could share her home with her widowed mother. She always ran a small car, needed she said to negotiate the narrow streets of Hereford city and the surrounding villages, and when she won a new car in a raffle she gave it to the Third World charity supported by her parish. On fine days Margaret took her mother on her visits, but after her mother died she built an extension on to the farmhouse of a school friend. Together they tended the gardens in the cathedral cloisters and chapter yard using plants known only before 1700. Inevitably pets were wished on to them by aging patients, or they came as strays, and cats and dogs were housed in the farm outbuildings and two …

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