Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Former Nettlebed GP dies

FORMER Nettlebed GP, Jack Foster has died, aged 91

FORMER Nettlebed GP, Jack Foster has died, aged 91.

He was born in Birmingham, one of four boys, and trained at Birmingham Medical School, qualifying in 1945.

After national service in Palestine, Jack worked in London hospitals and met his future bride Alison while at the Brompton.

He moved to Nettlebed in 1951 and remained in general practice there until 1983.

A keen climber, skier and walker, Jack loved the mountains and his wedding gift to Alison was a surprise pair of climbing boots.

The couple had three sons, Michael, Andrew and Patrick, and four grandchildren.

Jack was involved in many community activities as well as the Catholic church at Watlington. The Foster family?s house was always welcoming and the couple had a wide circle of friends, locally and internationally.

Jack was always ready to listen and help, or to invite people for a meal, sometimes without even telling Alison that guests were coming.

He continued as a registered doctor, working right up until his death at the Sue Ryder home in Nettlebed.

He will be fondly remembered for his kindness and his generous spirit, which touched everyone he met.

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