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Former Norwich GP and Mattishall stalwart dies aged 80

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:26 07 July 2010

John Humphrey

John Humphrey

A former Norwich GP and a community stalwart in Mattishall has died at the age of 80 after a life of caring for others.

John Humphreys moved to Norfolk 40 years ago and in that time worked at surgeries in Norwich and took part in full in village life in Mattishall.

A former Norwich GP and a community stalwart in Mattishall has died at the age of 80 after a life of caring for others.

John Humphreys moved to Norfolk 40 years ago and in that time worked at surgeries in Norwich and took part in full in village life in Mattishall.

He was one of the leaders of the Great Mattishall Gant Fair and a key member of the group working to get the old primary school converted into a community centre.

Before moving to Norfolk he worked across the world as a colonial medical officer after a period in the merchant navy.

His wife, Alison, said: “He was kind and generous a good man. He always thought of other people first.

“He used to be on call three nights per week and at the weekend and he always used to go out to patients otherwise he would worry about them.”

He recently celebrated his 80th birthday at the Canton Chinese restaurant in Dereham. He died in his sleep on Thursday, October 15.

To read more about Mr Humphreys see Thursday's Dereham Times.

A funeral will take place on November 4 at 11am at Christ Church, Eaton, Norwich, where he worshipped for 40 years.

Family flowers only, donations to Medecins Sans Frontieres.

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