The Lymington Society wishes to express its sadness following the death of Dr Ivor Johnston, who served the Lymington Society for more than 20 years, most recently as President.
Ivor had a distinguished academic and medical background, and moved to Lymington to become a GP in 1960, finally retiring as Senior partner at Chawton House surgery in 2004, at the age of 70. He is fondly remembered by many of his patients.
His many contributions to Lymington include being a trustee of the Lymington Hospital League of Friends, and of the Solent Music Festival, of which he was a founder.
At the Lymington Society he acted as secretary for many years, before his recent elevation to President. One of his many claims to fame was the introduction to the Society of Clive Sutton, our Chairman.
Those of you who knew him will be pleased to know that he was very well looked after, enjoying an active and happy life up to the end.
Our thoughts are with Daphne and all of Ivor’s family and many friends. Lymington will not be the same without him.