A RESPECTED Ellesmere Port GP and community stalwart has sadly passed away at the age of 91.

Dr Douglas Troup died on September 9 at the Countess of Chester Hospital, his family confirmed.

Known to many in the Little Sutton community, Dr Troup was a partner at the Great Sutton Medical Centre for 30 years before retiring in 1993 to spend more time with his family.

He was a founder member of the Ellesmere Port Rotary Club and latterly the Ellesmere Port Probus Club, whose members are retired local businessmen.

Together with his wife, Jean, he was also a longstanding parishioner of the Little Sutton Methodist Church where he regularly played the organ.

He and Jean were also longstanding members of the Ellesmere Port Music Society and he was chair for a number of years. During retirement the couple were also active members of the Ellesmere Port and Neston Talking Newspaper.

Born in Kirkcaldy and raised in Greenock, Scotland, to parents Ella and Douglas, Dr Troup attended Glasgow University and worked in Hull and Bakewell before finally settling in the Little Sutton area in 1956.

He married Jean in February 1955 and they have three sons, Doug, Graeme and Andy. The family happily made Little Sutton their home for six decades.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 27, at Little Sutton Methodist Church from 2pm.

In place of flowers the family have requested donations be made to the Hospice of the Good Shepherd in Little Sutton.

All are welcome and at Dr Troup's request those attending are advised to wear informal and colourful clothing.

He is survived by his wife Jean, sons, Doug, Graeme and Andy, daughters in law Janice and Sarah, grandchildren Jack, Ella, Megan, Ben and Sean and his sister Isobel and her husband Charlie.