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You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Dick Liversedge, who we sadly lost in 2022.
6 Jun 2022
Written by Tara Biddle

The following obituary was written by Dick’s daughter, Annabel Keville

After leaving Tonbridge, Dick qualified with a dental degree from the London hospital in 1968. During training he saw a patient suffering from permanent pain due to trigeminal neuralgia.  This inspired him to do medicine and after many more years of study he became a Facio Maxillary surgeon.  In 1977 he was appointed consultant at the Middlesex Hospital and Edgware and Barnet hospitals.  In later years he became honorary lecturer at the Royal Free Hospital.  He was also postgraduate tutor.  Not only did Dick work for the NHS until retirement but he also had a very successful practice in Wimpole Street.  He was passionate about his work and helping patients, not retiring until seventy-one.

Dick loved to live life to the full, he was a true adrenalin junky.  A modest man, he never boasted about his achievements; competing in three winter Olympic Games for luge: Grenoble 1968, captaining in Sapporo 1972 and Innsbruck 1976. He had the honour of walking behind John Curry, the Olympic ice dance gold medallist during the opening ceremony in Innsbruck.  On retiring as a competitor, he was appointed to the medical committee for the Federation of the International Luge (FIL) with special regard to doping control, attending in this capacity at the winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid 1980 and Sarajevo 1984.  He was also an active member of the Cresta Club, St Moritz competing in many races over the years culminating in his last ride down the run at the age of 75.

Never frightened by a challenge, on his sixtieth birthday he did a bungee jump at the Victoria Falls and white water rafted down the Zambezi.  When at home, the slightly more genteel sport of croquet was what he truly loved and at which he excelled, for despite many years of trying, the game of golf eluded him! 

He was a wonderful husband to Jenny, father and role model to his children Dominic, Annabel and Belinda.  He was an energetic grandfather and always had time for each of his grandchildren, Leonora, Johnny, Cici, Poppy and Tilly.  He instilled in them a love of life and a strong work ethic.  He will be sorely missed.

(FH 54-58)


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