A WELL-loved and respected Ilkley GP, Dr Robin Poulier, aged 59, lost his battle with lung disease on November 22 and passed away at home with his family around him.

Robin was a partner and founding member of the Ilkley Moor Medical Practice for 25 years, retiring in 2013 because of ill health. During his time as a GP he was passionate about the care of his patients and the development of general practice.

He was a prominent member of the Ilkley community, both in his professional and personal life. Obsessive about his golf, cricket and rugby, he was a member of many of Ilkley’s sports clubs. He was devoted to his wife and family, with a zest for life and dealt with his illness with bravery and courage. Robin will be sadly missed by family, friends and the Ilkley community at large.

Donations if desired in memory of Robin may be given to Medecins Sans Frontieres (UK) at www.msf.org.uk or care of: John Whitham Funeral Services, 34, Lees Road, Ilkley, LS29 8DS. The funeral service is private.