Tributes have been paid to a beloved husband, grandfather and Salisbury GP.

Dr Jeffrey Anthony Easton, who worked at Harcourt Medical Centre, passed away peacefully in Salisbury Hospice on September 30, after a short illness, at the age of 70.

He had practised at the surgery in Salisbury for 30 years.

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He was the beloved husband of Heather, father of Rosalind, Helen and David and grandfather of Anabel, Georgia and Margot.

Dr Easton was a student at Latymer Upper School in London.

He went on to study Medicine at University College Hospital, where he met Heather, a UCH nurse.

They married in 1977 and went on to have three children.

Dr Easton worked as a junior in several London hospitals before moving to Somerset for GP training.

He then settled in Salisbury in 1982, serving as a GP at Harcourt Terrace, which later moved to Bowling Green House and became Harcourt Medical Centre.

Family members say he thoroughly enjoying working alongside his colleagues, caring for patients across the Salisbury area.

At the age of 61, he retired to enjoy gardening, sailing his boat and spending time with his grandchildren.

Jeffrey was a dedicated member of the Leander Club in Henley and completed his Yachtmaster qualification with the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Dr Easton's wife Heather told the Journal that he was a "lovely, lovely GP" and the family is expecting a good turnout at the funeral.

She said: "We are going to miss him like mad. He was very much a powerful force in our family, to the good. He loved his grandchildren.

"He's not going to see them grow up, which really hurt him - he loved them all."

The funeral will be held at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Homington, Salisbury, on Wednesday, October 27, at 2.30pm.

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