Death of Dr Easton, much loved Grangemouth GP, aged 91

A popular former Grangemouth GP has passed away at the age of 91.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:15 pm

Doctor Daphne Easton died peacefully at her home in Dorrator Court, Camelon on February 15.

Daphne Halliday, as she was known then, was born and brought up in Edinburgh and spent her school days at George Watson’s Ladies College before attending Edinburgh University Medical School, graduating in 1952.

She married her university sweetheart, James Easton, in 1953.

Doctor Daphne Easton died in Camelon at the age of 91

A busy time followed with frequent moves and and an enlarging family.

Largely dictated by her husband’s time in the army and then by his job as an industrial chemist, she found herself living in Germany, Grangemouth, Middlesbrough and eventually Bo'ness.

As her family grew more independent she returned to medical practice, initially as a family planning doctor and finally as a much loved GP in Grangemouth where she worked in the Bo’ness Road Surgery.

Her hobbies included bird watching, reading, quizzes and crossword puzzles.

Dr Easton’s quick mind, her genteel nature and quirky sense of humour never deserted her even as her memory deteriorated in her final years.

She loved to sit surrounded by books and when possible, by members of her steadily growing family.

Jim sadly died in 2019 and she bore his loss with dignified sadness.

Dr Easton will be greatly missed by her children, Lindsay, Alasdair, David, Winnie and Sheila and also by her 16 Grandchildren and 10 – soon to be 11 – great grandchildren.

For more information please contact Camelon’s John O’Connor Funeral Directors’ funeral manager Steven O’Connor on (01324) 637722.

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