Lives of the fellows

Aubrey Hugh Dimond

b.11 January 1929 d.13 March 2013
MB BS Cantab(1953) MRCP DTM&H FRCP(1976)

Aubrey Hugh Dimond, known as ‘Kim’, was a physician in British Columbia, Canada. Born in Peshawar, British India, he was the son of Major General W E R Dimond CIE, CBE who served in the Indian Medical Service and then worked for the Ministry of Health. Educated at Haileybury College in Hertford, he studied medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Qualifying in 1953, he did house jobs at St Thomas’ for six months before moving to the Royal Hospital in Plymouth for a further six months the following year. He joined the RAMC in 1954 and undertook various junior and senior hospital appointments with them until 1970. During this time, he also spent nine months as a house physician at the Brompton Hospital in 1959. Eventually he went to Canada and settled in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.

While he was in the RAMC, he was a member of the squash team. He also enjoyed tennis, rugby football, skiing and listening to music.

In 1959 he married Elizabeth Ann Patricia née Jameson; she was the daughter of Commander B Jameson who was in the Royal Navy and also involved in the brewery business. Later in Canada he married Bronwyn and, when he died after a long illness she survived him, together with his four children, John, William, Helen and Nicola.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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