Dr Alan Ritchie
We learned with great sadness of the death of Dr Alan Ritchie who will be fondly remembered by many. He died after a brief illness on the 28th March at home and surrounded by his family. Alan was the senior partner when I joined the practice in 1990, having already been with the practice for over 25 years. All who worked with him remember his wit and wisdom. I was particularly grateful to him and to Barbara his wife for taking me under their wing in my early years in the practice.
Alan was a great source of help and inspiration, and whenever I had need to ask him about a patient I had seen he could tell me their family story, often going back two or three generations, and his guidance was always of great help with their present problem. I will remember him most for his wisdom, but also for his unfailing good humour, and his love of the golf course, an occasional wee dram, and his evident care and compassion for his fellow man.
If you would like to convey messages of condolence we would be very pleased to pass them on.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara, Chris and Dawn and their wider family.