Edward (“Eddie”) James Mac Flynn

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 21 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:657

Former general practitioner Dungiven, County Derry (b 1914; q Dublin 1939; BAO, DPH, JP), d 7 April 2006.

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After studies in Dublin and Belfast and periods working in the north of England, Edward James Mac Flynn (“Eddie”) returned to his native County Derry in 1944. He served the people of Dungiven for over 35 years, carrying out his extensive obstetric duties in the Roe Valley Hospital, Limavady. He continued working in the school medical clinics and retired finally to Limavady in 1985. Eddie was deeply involved in the community and served as chairman of the rural district council and as a member of Londonderry County Council. He was BMA chairman for County Derry in the 1970s, served as deputy coroner, and became a justice of the peace in 1969. He leaves a wife, Claire; four children; and 10 grandchildren.

[R L Carson]


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