Obituaries

Lydia Anne BurcherLeslie Stuart CantlayHoward Granville HanleyWilliam Gordon HendryJohn Littler JacksonThomas Michael MolesJames ScottJohn Douglas StevensEsther Welbourn (née Hendry)Basil Martin Wright

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7297.1308 (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1308

Lydia Anne Burcher

Consultant anaesthetist Birmingham Children's Hospital 1997–2000 (b 1962; q Birmingham 1984; MRCP, FRCA), d 16 October 2000. Lydia trained in general medicine before embarking on her anaesthetic career and specialising in paediatric anaesthesia. She took on the role of anaesthetic college tutor at Birmingham Children's Hospital in 1999 to fulfil her interest in education and training. As a colleague, she was always professional, juggling family life and the rigours of a full time NHS appointment with cheerful enthusiasm. She enjoyed reading, music, good food, wine, and walking, and had developed a recent passion for sailing. She leaves a son.

[G M Derrick]

Leslie Stuart Cantlay

Former consultant general psychiatrist County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust (b Aberdeen 1945; q Aberdeen 1969; MRCPsych), d 5 January 2001. After psychiatric posts in Aberdeenshire, in 1972 Les joined the army and was posted to Northern Ireland. He also served in West Germany, Hong Kong, and at the Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, Woolwich, reaching the rank of lieutenant colonel in 1983. In 1988 he joined the staff of Winterton psychiatric hospital, Sedgefield, moving to Darlington after Winterton's closure in 1998. He enjoyed his work very much, particularly teaching and training junior doctors. Les was meticulous and precise, particularly in his use of English. He was a great fan of Elvis, loved motorcars, and was extremely proud of his recently acquired silver grey, mark II, “Inspector Morse” Jaguar. He collected model cars and trains, and implements for left handed people. An enthusiastic traveller, he spent a short holiday in China a few months before his death visiting Beijing, the Great Wall, and the Terracotta Warriors. He leaves a wife, Sheila, and two daughters.

[Leslie L Burton]

Howard Granville Hanley

Former consultant urologist St Paul's Hospital for Urinary Diseases (b 1909; q Liverpool 1932; MD, FRCS, CBE), d 18 February …

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