Welwyn Garden City doctor dies

A well-respected doctor who dedicated nearly 40 years of his life to his patients has died, aged 85. Tewin resident Dr Richard Knight was a senior partner at the Parkway and Hall Grove practice in WGC. He retired in 1990. Married to Margaret, he was a f

A well-respected doctor who dedicated nearly 40 years of his life to his patients has died, aged 85.

Tewin resident Dr Richard Knight was a senior partner at the Parkway and Hall Grove practice in WGC.

He retired in 1990.

Married to Margaret, he was a father to three daughters and two sons, and had 11 grandchildren.

Former colleague Chris Lund said: "He was very caring, conscientious and thorough.

"He believed passionately in what he was doing and will be really missed by his patients."

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Dr Knight enjoyed playing bridge and was a great sailor.

"He was never happier than when he was in the galley," Dr Lund added.

WHT editor Terry Mitchinson said: "He was our family doctor from the time of my parents moving to WGC when I was two.

"He was totally dedicated. Nothing was too much in his care for his patients."

Dr Knight's funeral takes place at Harwood Park Crematorium on Monday, July 13, at 3.30pm.

Donations in his memory can be made to Cambridge Foundation, Research Clinical Medicine Development Office.

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