James Robert Anthony Deans

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4781
  1. Jonathan Deans

James Robert Anthony Deans (“Tony”) did his house jobs in Wolverhampton and then worked a year as a general practitioner in Stafford. He then spent two years in Dar-es-Salaam before returning to the UK and undertaking surgical training in Lincoln and Warwick. In 1969 he left England for Newfoundland, where he completed his training as an orthopaedic surgeon. From there he moved to Ontario, where he worked full time until 2005, followed by eight years in semi-retirement. He is warmly remembered as a teacher, friend, mentor, and physician as well as a loving husband and father.

Tony leaves Brenda, his wife of 54 years; a daughter, Caroline; and a son, Anthony.


Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4781


  • Orthopaedic surgeon Canada (b 1938; q Birmingham University Medical School 1962; FRCS), died from bowel cancer on 4 January 2015.

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