Dr Michael Mayne, formerly a GP in Beverley, has died in Dunblane, Scotland after a long battle with cancer.
Dr Mayne trained in Leeds before coming to Beverley with his wife Margaret in 1958. From then, until his retirement in 1993, he worked at the North Bar Surgeries at 21 North Bar Without, initially as junior partner to Dr Andrew Jarvis but following the latter’s emigration to Canada in the early 1970’s, as senior partner and occasionally as a single-handed GP. After a spell “living above the shop” in North Bar Without the family moved to Church Road, Molescroft where they spent many happy years.
Following retirement Margaret and Michael spent several happy years involved in activities associated with Beverley’s historic buildings and the East Riding Archaeological Society and in travelling, both around Europe in their camper van and to visit their six grandchildren around the U.K.
A few years after Margaret’s death in 2004, Dr Mayne moved to Dunblane to be near his daughter Susan Graydon and her family, where his love of a “discussion’ got him involved in the University of the Third Age and he continued his interest in local history, as well as occasionally indulging a long hidden aptitude for painting.
Susan and her brothers Peter and David are hosting a reception in his memory for friends and former patients. This is planned for Sunday May 25th at 1:30pm in St Mary’s Church Parish Hall. Friends and former patients are welcome to attend. No flowers please, but there will be collection in aid of Strathcarron Hospice, near Dunblane www.strathcarronhospice.org