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John Gavin Craig, MB BCh BAO 1970 (died 06 July 2015, aged 69)

(A fuller obituary, published on 10 July 2015, can be found in the 'Bradford Telegraph and Argus')

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved family GP and leading Bradford figure, whose death was announced by the medical practice where he worked for almost 40 years.

Born in Shipley in 1946 and educated at Bradford Grammar School, he joined the practice, founded by his father Dr John Craig (also a Queen’s graduate), after studying medicine at Queen's.

After qual­i­fy­ing, Dr Craig spent the next three years work­ing in hos­pi­tal medicine in Belfast, that pe­riod in the early 70s co­in­cid­ing with the Trou­bles at their worst. He then trans­ferred to Leeds as a hos­pi­tal reg­is­trar, gain­ing mem­ber­ship of the Royal Col­lege of Physi­cians.

Outside of medicine, he had many interests including golf and sailing which led him to take part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in 2005. He spent four months sail­ing four legs – Liver­pool to Portugal, Por­tu­gal to Brazil, Brazil to the Cape, and the Cape to Aus­tralia – as a crew mem­ber of The Glas­gow.

He was also a past president of Shipley Rotary Club and past president of Bradford Grammar School Old Bradford Association.

Dr Craig is sur­vived by his wife Anita, their four chil­dren, Sarah, Pa­trick, Sam and Han­nah, and nine grand­chil­dren.


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