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John Ogeah (“Big John”) did a BSc in biochemistry before embarking on a career in medicine. He immigrated to the United Kingdom in 1986 and trained in obstetrics and gynaecology in Ireland. He later retrained in general practice and worked as a general practitioner from 1999 till his death. He was committed to teaching, training, and development of his team, and had a passion for using best evidence. He bore his illness with equanimity reinforced by his strong Catholic faith. He remained a quintessential gentleman to the end. He will be remembered for his quick wit and caring nature. He leaves a wife, Benedicta (a consultant paediatrician); two children; and a brother and two sisters.
General practitioner London (b 1955; q University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1984; BSc, MRCOG, MRCPI, MFFP), died from colon cancer on 23 September 2007.