Dr John Longstaff
Former general practitioner, Toddington Bedfordshire.
(b1928; q Sheffield University 1954)
d 8 January 2013.
Born in Belfast, John spent part of his early years in India, where his father was posted in the army.
He studied medicine at Sheffield University where he met Peggy, his future wife. They married after graduating and started their medical careers in Beverley, Yorkshire.
In 1960 John was appointed as a GP in Toddington, Bedfordshire, to serve the village and surrounding area. John was a dedicated doctor and a great believer in the NHS; he had a holistic approach to care and a wicked sense of humour. He retired from general practice but continued to do hypnotherapy and medical assessments.
John was a great lover of music especially Haydn. He set up a music society dedicated to Haydn, which is still putting on concerts in the village.
John leaves behind three daughters, seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.