Obituary - Dr Richard Stanley Charles Howell

1945 to 2002

Consultant Anaesthetist, Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham, (b Lydney, Gloscester, 1945, q St. Mary’s London 1968, MB, BS, DObstRCOG, FRCA) died on 16 July 2002 following surgery. He was 57-years-old.

In addition to being a first class anaesthetist himself, Richard was always delighted to pass on his skills to others. He contributed significantly to postgraduate education, first as Faculty Tutor in Coventry and then as the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Regional Adviser, West Midlands (1989–1996).

He will be remembered for his quiet sense of humour, his integrity and his conscientious approach to his work. He was an accomplished organist, and his deep Christian faith and love of music inspired many. Richard was also a regular and valued indexer at the British Institute of Organ Studies Archive. He is survived by his wife, Sue.

Dr D G Tweedie
Lower Fulbrook, Warwick