Former patients have paid tribute to an 'outstanding' Salisbury GP, who passed away on September 30.

Dr Jeffrey Anthony Easton practised at Harcourt Medical Centre for 30 years.

The doctor passed away peacefully in Salisbury Hospice on September 30, after a short illness, at the age of 70.

Obituary: Tributes paid to beloved Harcourt Medical Centre GP, Dr Easton

Journal readers took to social media to share their memories of the "lovely gentleman" and "outstanding GP".

Some said the doctor saved their life or the life of a loved one.

Sabby Jane commented: "RIP Dr. Easton, thank you for all your help and support over the years. Without you, I wouldn't be here! Sending huge love to your family at this difficult time."

Fiona Waddingham said the same: "He saved my life. Fantastic doctor, lovely man."

Lullu Pint Size Jones commented that Dr Easton saved her husband's life: "This amazing man gave 100% support and encouragement to my husband and family when everyone else gave no help.

"This man saved my husband's life and thanks to Dr Easton I still have him 21 years later. God bless, lovely man."

'Our wonderful caring doctor'

Many say that he was caring and always took the time to show empathy.

Karen Murrell said: "He was our wonderful caring family doctor for many many years who helped me and my family so many times. My thoughts go to his family at this time."

Tracey Morris commented: "Such a lovely gentleman and great GP, always had time for people. RIP."

Dermod Hill said: "An outstanding GP always interested in his patients as people first and foremost. RIP."

Glenn Warren commented: "He was a brilliant doctor, and a very nice man too."

Pru Oreilly added that he was "the best doctor I’ve had".

'Thoughts to his family'

Former patients have been sending their thoughts to his family.

Dr Easton leaves behind his wife Heather, children Rosalind, Helen and David and granchildren Anabel, Georgia and Margot.

Heather Ludlow said he had "such empathy with older patients", sending "thoughts to his family".

Jody Rivers commented: "A lovely doctor and also had a great sense of humour too. Sad news. Thoughts with his family."

An anonymous resident commented: "Rest now Sir; your duty is done."

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