09:40AM, Friday 16 August 2013
A devoted husband, father and former Maidenhead GP has died aged 82.
Dr John Dyer, of Cadogan Close in Holyport, lost his fight against cancer on Sunday (August 11) at the Thames Valley Hospice in Windsor.
He is survived by his wife Margaret, his two sons, Jonathan, 48 and Julian, 44 and two grandchildren, Theo, 11 and Alice, nine. (all ok)
Dr Dyer was born in Newport and began his medical career at the Staincliffe Hospital in Dewsbury in West Yorkshire.(ok)
It was there he met his wife of 51 years and the couple moved down to Bray in 1967.
He began his career at The Cedars Surgery (ok) in Cookham Road as a GP before becoming a partner several years later.
She said: "He was a devoted family doctor and that's all he ever wanted to do.
"They weren't paid much in those days but he loved every minute of it and had no regrets.
"He was a lovely man and was loved in the community."
His popularity was demonstrated with the amount of well wishes he received on his retirement in 1993.
"The amount of letters we got from patients and staff went he retired was amazing," said son Julian.
"He was much loved and respected, and was a really good colleague.”
One of his former colleagues at Cedar's, Dr Sandy Baillie-Hamilton (ok), said: "We worked extremely well together.
"He was a very caring person as well as a very good GP."
Dr Dyer's funeral will be a private family service on Monday (August 19).
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