Thomas Edgar Syme FergussonBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3311 (Published 14 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3311
- Duncan Munro
Thomas Edgar Syme Fergusson (“Edgar”) was educated at Hillhead High School, Glasgow, where he developed a keen interest in rugby, playing for Hillhead Former Pupils, Glasgow district, and Glasgow University, where he gained a rugby blue. He was also an accomplished and enthusiastic golfer, often on the first tee at 7.30 am.
After pre-registration, Edgar became a general practitioner in Clydebank, where he worked for 20 years, transferring to the Scottish Home and Health Department as a regional medical officer. He continued to work as a medical adviser when the department became the Benefits Agency Medical Service, until his retiral in 1995.
Edgar’s life reflected his deep Christian faith. He was a kind, caring, and thoughtful man, keenly interested in all who knew him. He loved his family, his church, and his profession. He led an active, fulfilled, and spiritually enriched life until the onset of his illness, which he faced with great stoicism.
Edgar is survived by his beloved wife, Charis; his son, David, and his two daughters, Eleanor and Anne; and eight grandchildren.
Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3311
Former general practitioner Clydebank, and regional medical officer Glasgow (b 1929; q Glasgow 1952; DRCOG, MRCGP), died from cerebral malignancy on 24 June 2009.