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Oak tree planted in memory of doctor
8:02am Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
AN oak tree to commemorate a much loved and respected doctor in Southampton has been planted on The Common opposite The Cowherds Pub.
The ceremony took place to makr a year after the death of Dr John Struthers.
The tree was planted and ashes were scattered in an area that was described as his old stomping ground when out walking the dogs over the years.
Dr Struthers retired from general practice after a heart attack in 1988 but continued with lectures, medical tribunals and medicals for the Armed Forces until he was 70.
He was a keen Rotarian and bridge player.
John was the son, grandson and great grandson of doctors.
He had four children and eight grandchildren.
Son Simon, followed him into medicine and became a paediatrician.
John's widow Valerie, said that her husband of 53 years liked to proudly boast that all his children went into the caring professions.
She added that he is grievously missed by her, his children, grandchildren and his many friends.