Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tea Will Be a Chance to Farewell Dr John Binnie

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Tea Will Be a Chance to Farewell Dr John Binnie

Article excerpt

FRIENDS and former patients of general practitioner Dr John Binnie are invited to a morning tea on Friday to remember the man who devoted 25 years of his life to the health and wellbeing of the people of Kyogle.

Dr Binnie died on July 24, aged 89.

The morning tea at the Kyogle Bowling Club starts at 10am and is being hosted by Dr Binnie's daughter, Jan Boughey.

Mrs Boughey said as her father did not want a funeral, the morning tea would give everyone a chance to say goodbye.

aAnyone who knew Dad is invited to come along and share their memories of him,a she said.

aIt's simply a chance to get together to remember him.a

Dr Binnie, together with his wife Betty and their children Jan and David, moved to Kyogle in 1955 after working in the Queensland Hospital system.

Dr Binnie decided to become a doctor after returning to Australia at the end of the war.

Dr Binnie joined the RAAF as a 19-year-old, serving as a pilot ultimately flying Lancaster bombers. …

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