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IAN DURIE KERR (1939-2014)
We are sad to announce that Ian died on Monday morning at home with his family around him. He had had a long illness which he bore with typical dignity and lack of complaint.
Ian was born in Birmingham and educated at Bromsgrove School, Magdalen College, Cambridge and The Middlesex Hospital,London.
He did postgraduate training in Exeter and joined Clare House on his 30th birthday in March 1969. He was a partner for exactly 30 years.
During this time he was a full time GP looking after 1700 patients , and was on call 1 night in 6. He was an excellent GP , loved by his patients. He was also School doctor at Blundell’s for 10 years and was one of the first GP trainers. He was made Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1989. He was a great partner whose first concern was making sure the practice ran well for the benefit of the patients.
He was also a superb anaesthetist. As well as regular sessions in Tiverton Hospital, he provided emergency anaesthetics every 3rd night and weekend for the Maternity and Casualty departments.
Ian was a great enthusiast and doer. He taught himself the flute to Grade 8 standard. He was a keen sailor and walker and his house was full of improvements he had done and things he had made. He spent many hours mowing the lawns which always were perfect.
He retired in 1999 to spend more time on his hobbies and was always occupied. His attitude was always positive even when he was unwell.
He leaves his wife Judith, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. His youngest grandchild (and first granddaughter) was born at the time of his death.
We shall miss him greatly.