Paul and Jean Witty

It is with great sadness we announce that Paul and Jean Witty passed away within a couple of weeks of each other. Our thoughts go out to the family who have been devastated twice in such a short time.

Paul and Jean established the practice in the early 80’s after leaving the RAF. Paul quickly gained a reputation for good diagnostic skills and treatment alongside a professional, friendly and caring approach. This was supported by Jean who ran the practice administration. Paul looked after the Northampton Saints for many years. This is where he met Phil Pask who, on completing his studies, joined Paul in the practice. Thus “Witty and Pask” was born. Their reputation grew based on their inherent integrity and the waiting room was never a sombre place with Jean around. When Paul decided to retire in 1999 I was honoured to be offered the opportunity to take on his role in the practice with Clare and Janice taking on the practice administration work from Jean.

Their support, advice and trust was always treasured and we continued to keep in contact sharing holidays in Scotland, mostly fishing. Paul was as ever the patient teacher who had the uncanny knack of knowing just where the fish were and plucking them out effortlessly. The loop of his line flowing high over his head under total control will live with me forever as an aspiration.

Paul and Jean were good friends and we shall miss them hugely. I thank them for believing in me and the Witty name will always be part of our practice. I hope the family can take pride from the sign along the Billing Road. It is part of their parent’s legacy.

Mark Buckingham

16th May 2013