CRABBE, Dr Sue
Died September 2011, aged 58: Dr Sue Crabbe was a senior partner at the Almshouse Surgery and Sandal Castle Medical Centre before she retired in November 2008. She died at her home in Chapelthorpe after a long illness. She was born in Liverpool but when she was 11 she moved to Wakefield, where she was a student at Wakefield Girls’ High School. While studying for her A-levels, she decided to become a doctor and went to medical school at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1976. She took on a series of junior doctor jobs, including one in San Francisco, before she heard in 1982 of a locum post being advertised at Almshouse Surgery.
Dr Crabbe had been married to husband David Morgan since 1992. She was club doctor for her beloved Sandal Rugby Club and regularly travelled away with the team. Dr Andrew Power, senior partner at the Almshouse Surgery and Sandal Castle Medical Centre, said: “She was very dedicated and helped to build up the practice. She was very caring and always put her patients first. She was very much missed when she retired and impossible to replace. We will miss her greatly.” The funeral took place on Saturday, 17 September 2011.