Obituary - Dr Christine Jones, of Great Clifton
Last updated at 14:06, Friday, 06 September 2013
Workington doctor Christine Jones has died, aged 61, from motor neurone disease.
Dr Jones, of Great Clifton, was a GP at the James Street Group Practice for 32 years.
She died, surrounded by her family, on August 25.
She was born in Newcastle in 1952, to Donald Cain, a boilermaker in the shipyards at Newcastle, and Marie.
She went to St Mary’s Primary School and Sacred Heart Convent Grammar School in Fenham, Newcastle, and from 1970 studied medicine at Liverpool University.
Dr Jones graduated in 1975 and took a range of hospital posts before becoming a GP trainee at Workington’s James Street practice.
She went on to become a partner and when she retired in September 2011, due to ill health, she was the senior partner.
Dr Jones married Stephen in 1978 and they were together for 35 years.
Mr Jones, 62, said: “As a person she was incredibly hard working in whatever she did.
“There was an acknowledgement that she had really served her patients who had a deep respect and affection for her.
“She was very caring and took her time to do things properly.
“Despite this awful illness she never complained and lived life to the full as best as she could.”
She loved spending time with her four children.
Her other passions were gardening, cooking, reading and following football teams Carlisle United and Newcastle United.
She was also a keen traveller and had planned to visit New Zealand to celebrate her retirement but had to cancel it because of her deteriorating health.
Dr Jones is survived by her husband Stephen, children Nathaniel, 29, Abigail, 26, Christian, 24, and Benjamin, 21, mum Marie and sister Jean.
Her funeral was held at Our Lady and St Michael’s Church, Workington, last Friday, and she was buried at Cockermouth Cemetery.
First published at 13:41, Friday, 06 September 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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RIP Dr Jones. Shocked and saddened to hear of your passing. You were my doctor for more years than I care to admit. You were warm, caring, sensitive and compassionate. Everything a doctor should be but alas so few are now. You will be sadly missed by so many. May your family find some solace in the fact that you touched so many lives in a positive way and will be missed by many who were simply your patients. R.I.P.
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