Roger died on Sunday 18th April, aged 88
Roger and brother Jim were born and bred in Newcastle and, apart from time in the forces during the war, Roger spent all his life here. Both were founder members of the Civic Society.
After being demobbed he trained as a pharmacist and took over his father’s busy shop in Red Lion Square, where he was greatly respected, many people often preferring to consult him about their medical problems rather than queue up at the doctor’s surgery.
Roger had great affection for his home town and particularly those less fortunate amongst the people who lived here. Much of his spare time was spent helping them in various ways, especially through his membership of Rotary and Friends of Orchard House, and as a founder member of Newcastle 431 Round Table. He also paid for the Betty Wain Room at the N.S.R.I., in memory of his wife, who predeceased him, as did his daughter Sarah.
Roger contributed a great deal to the local community and will be sadly missed .
If there were more people like Roger about, the world would be a much better place.
We extend our sincere sympathy to his sons Stephen and William, and brother Jim.