Gove Hambidge M.D.
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Hambidge, Gove, MD Gove Hambidge, early advocate for family therapy, died peacefully in his home in Golden Valley, January 6, 2013. Dr. Hambidge was trained as a psychoanalyst and worked tirelessly in the field of family and individual therapy throughout his long career. His military service, working with returning WWII veterans, transitioned to a professorship at the University of Minnesota in 1953, where he taught until 1958. He maintained his private practice until he had a stroke in April, 2012. He is survived by his wife Mary Norman Hambidge, as well as by his children Gail (Bill) Quarton, Eric (Lisa) Hambidge, Wendy (Craig) Redfern, and Jay Hambidge (Melissa Driseoll); Mary's children Andrew (Jasmin) Crosby, Peter (Cathy) Crosby and Claire Crosby (Rosa Lizarde); 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Beck and the hospice caregivers at Park Nicollet Hospital, especially nurse Leah Holmbeck; Vicki Condon of Lifespark, who helped coordinate care for Gove; and most particularly Daniel King who cared for Gove through the last three months, and was a source of support & friendship for both Gove and Mary. There will be a memorial service for Dr. Hambidge on Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2:00 pm, at the First Unitarian Society, 900 Mt. Curve Avenue, Mpls, with a visitation following.

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Published in Star Tribune on Jan. 13, 2013.
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January 18, 2013
Every conversation with Dr. Hambidge was an education, a history lesson, a challenge, or some other kind of surprise, but it was never dull. I definitely knew no one else like him.
January 17, 2013
Gove was my friend to me for many years,praising me for overcoming insecurities, piercing my delusions with his laser precise insights, and adding depth and wisdom to my work--writing fiction for young people. His gifts to me live on and continue opening doors and unknotting knots within.
January 15, 2013
Gove was a wonderful friend of mine. Never have I met a 'younger' person who encouraged me to be full of spit and vinegar and love for life. He will be forever missed.
January 13, 2013
Peter J Hoecherl,
Gove was my physician and my friend for 15 years......Ill always be in debt to him....
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