It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of our immediate Past President Viv Pugh.

Viv had been a staunch supporter of the LCSP Register for 40 years and described the pride he had being nominated and serving as its President from 2009 to 2012.

Based in Cwmbran, South Wales, he developed a very successful practice and through his love of rugby was a permanent fixture on the medical team of his local rugby club, being made a ‘life member’ for his services.

Such was the success of his practice and work that his Son in Law also trained and once qualified worked with Viv for a number of years before moving with Linda to Canada to start a practice in Victoria. To continue the family connection Viv’s second daughter Jo had qualified through the Northern and worked also at the clinic, eventually taking it on full time once Viv had officially retired.

Together with Mary his wife, he enjoyed and travelled extensively throughout the whole world and was disappointed that he could not get to Canada during his Presidency as the medics would not allow him to fly for health reasons at that time.

Sadly, in January 2011, Viv lost Mary to a degenerative disease but he continued to fulfil his duties as President with dignity and commitment, never missing a meeting, engagement or official duty.

Viv Pugh was a gentle caring man, softly spoken and courteous, a true gentleman. His passing will leave a void in our hearts and a gap in the LCSP family.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda and Jo and their families.

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