Tributes flood in for 'lovely young man and GP' Paul Crozier after South Shields doctor loses battle with leukaemia aged 34
Patients and friends have joined together to pay tribute to a GP who died after facing his own battle with leukaemia.
Dr Paul Crozier was just 34 when he died on March 18, just months after getting married.
The GP, who worked at the Farnham Medical Centre in Stanhope Road, South Shields, has been fondly remembered by colleagues for his kindness, enthusiasm and unwavering dedication to patients.
After the sad news, the local community shared their own messages of condolence and love on social media, paying tribute to his care and compassion.
Here are some of your tributes, paid on the Shields Gazette Facebook page:
Jayne Rainsforth: “He was always so lovely when treating me and my children, thought to him and his family.”
Kirsty Cunningham: “So sorry to hear this, he was a good doctor, thinking of his family.”
Chris Embleton: “Absolutely terrible, lovely young man and GP. RIP.”
Susan Smith: "So sorry to hear this sad news. Sending condolences to friends, family and colleagues.”
Linda Hush: "So tragic, he was a dedicated and caring doctor who put people at ease. RIP.”
Sonia Amess: “Such sad news, thinking of his family, friends and colleagues, such a lovely doctor.”
Su Smith: “So sad deepest sympathy to all at the practice.”
Graham Conaty: “Even when we were growing up together, all Paul ever wanted was to become a doctor. I’m so proud of him that he was able to realise his dream yet so sad that his time with us was so short.
"Sleep well my friend. Until we meet again.”
:: Paul’s colleagues are fundraising in his memory. To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulcrozier