Arthur 'Sam' Davidson FRCS DLO
8th February 1919 - 24th December 2016
(Latest Update: Fri 30 Dec at 1100)
Sam passed away peacefully shortly after 7am on Christmas Eve, following a short illness [read more...].
Funeral: Monday 16th January at 1045
West Kirby Methodist Church, Westbourne Road, West Kirby, CH48 4DQ.
Church website: http://www.westkirbymethodist.btck.co.uk/ContactUs
The service will be followed by a private committal.
Sam's family invites the congregation to join them for refreshments at West Kirby Sailing Club following the church service.
A brief history of Sam's life
Dad was born in West Derby on 08 February 1919. He studied medicine at the University of Liverpool, during the war. Following qualification Sam was drafted into the RAMC, and served in India and the Far East, attaining the rank of Major.
Sam returned to the UK and became an ENT specialist. He was made FRCS in 1950. In 1959 Sam and Dorothy moved back to the North West, setting up home in West Kirby on the newly built 'Macdona estate'. They had three sons: Andrew, Peter and Christopher. Dad joined West Kirby Sailing Club on returning to the area and for all too brief a period was the Club's oldest member.
Dad played a leading role in establishing post-graduate medical education in the United Kingdom and was the first Dean appointed by the University of Liverpool to oversee these developments.
Sam is survived by his three sons, Andrew, Peter and Christopher; Dorothy having passed away in March 2000.
Dad's brief illness
Dad sustained a fractured leg when he fell at home in the early evening of Thursday 8th December. He was admitted to Arrowe Park in the early hours of Friday 9th and successfully underwent surgery on the morning of Saturday 10th. Despite the success of the 'pin and plate' surgery, there were multiple post-operative complications, common with elderly people. Dad remained in good spirits, although slowly weakened as the days went on. He passed away peacefully in his sleep.
This page will be regularly updated. If you want to contact the family, please send a text message to Chris' mobile: 07971 624 376 (country code +44).