Died 16 February 2007, aged 70: Edmund Rainey, who was a former orthopaedic surgeon at Pinderfields Hospital, lived in Sandal Avenue.The father-of-three, who died at Waakefield Hospice, was born in Randalstown in County Antrim on 27 November 1936. He was educated at Queens University, Belfast, and after house officer posts in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, he undertook specialist training in orthopaedic surgery at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast

On completion of his training in 1971, he was appointed consultant at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, where he worked until his retirement in 1996. He was also a member of the founding committee of Methley Park Hospital and served on the committee of Wakefield and District Mobile Physiotherapy Association. He was an active member of Wakefield Round Table, becoming chairman in 1976. He was a keen and competitive golfer and was a member of Wakefield Golf Club for 30 years.The funeral service at Sandal Methodist Church was led by Mr Rainey’s nephew, the Rev Graeme Rainey. 

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