Robin Eady
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EADY Robin on 2nd August 2017, aged 76. Professor Robin MBE,DSc, FRCP, FMedSci, peacefully after a heart operation. Much-loved husband of Ann, father to Tom and 'Prof' to Kane and Frankie. Family funeral on 14th August, followed by a celebration of his life at the Royal Society of Medicine on 16th October, at 5.30pm. No flowers, but donations to Kidney Research UK, Peterborough, PE2 6FZ.

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Published in The Times on Aug. 9, 2017.
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March 29, 2020
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Dr Eady in Edmonton, Alberta Canada back in 2014. Both myself and my family are so very grateful to him for the spark of hope he lit in me fifteen years ago. In 2005 I came across his story, devastated from a recent ESRD diagnosis at the age of 30 - borderline suicidal as wife and job were gone after this shock blew up my life. In my first week on dialysis I was told to apply for welfare while I waited for most of 30's for a deceased donor kidney. In those early days of treatment, I would drive home from the hospital despondent and screaming in the car. In my desperate search to find some way to overcome this diagnosis, I came across Dr. Eady's story - this incredible man who overcame the odds and achieved so much - despite his ESRD diagnosis at a young age. He inspired me not to temper my dreams, that while it would be hard, I still could have a future worth fighting for. And so I took his example and picked myself up and fought back towards a crazy dream of going to law school while on dialysis. Two degrees and fifteen years later I am in my 6th year of practice, have a new kidney and remarried with a new family to boot. So I am so glad I got to meet him - shake his hand and tell the man who started it all - what his story and perseverance has meant to me. I will never forget him. He was a truly special human. My sincere condolences to the family.
Jason
Acquaintance
December 28, 2018
Saturday 29 December 2018
I was privileged to nurse Dr Robin Eady in a dialysis unit in London many years ago. He was a brave and dedicated doctor and patient.
Harriet Thurston
October 15, 2017
I was deeply saddened to hear of my wonderful Consultants loss and my heartfelt condolences go to his loving family and colleagues.

I was so privileged and grateful to have been his patient for very many years. I shall never forget his gentle kindness, his genuine interest in me and my family, and his care and time given on each special visit to both me and my Mum.
Veronica Cameron
September 2, 2017
My heart felt condolences . May God give the family the strength to withstand this irreparable loss.
Deepak Sharma
Friend
August 24, 2017
2002 in New York. Nancy H Spaeth, Robin Eady and Linda Johnston with Dr. B. H. Scribner's Lasker Award.
Nancy Hewitt Spaeth
Friend
August 23, 2017
I am so sorry to lose Robin. In many ways, he lead my way. I first met him in New York when Dr. Scribner sent us both to be there for the reception of his Lasker Award because he was too sick to be there himself. When I was asked to speak for the Tanker Foundation in India, I spoke with Robin who had been there the year before. He helped prepare me for the event. It's so hard for me to imagine him being gone which is what I must do. It's very sad for me.
Nancy Hewitt Spaeth
Friend
August 22, 2017
We (my wife and me) met Robin and Ann in Seattle during our mutual stay there in 1972-1973 and we have been very close friends since then. Robin and I shared a common admiration and love for our common mentor and almost father B.H.Scribner.
Courage, sharpness and strong will did not mask Robin's constant humour.
Our life will be empty without Robin
Bernard Charra
Friend
August 13, 2017
I will miss Robin's gentle encouragement, intellectual curiousity and determination. Sincere condolences to Ann, Tom and family. Remember those who leave us will always be with us in spirit and I am sure Robin will continue to watch over you and whisper in your ear from time to time.
Edel O'Toole
August 13, 2017
Robin: great man, great scientist, great friend!
My condolence to Ann and Tom.
Francesco Bruno
Dermatologist Milan
Francesco Bruno
August 11, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Robin's passing.

He had been a great mentor to me since I became his research fellow in 1989. He will be terribly missed; but his kindness, his greatness, and his gentle spirit will be remembered forever. I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my career and will pass them on to the next generation.

My condolences to Ann and the whole family.

Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto
Asahikawa, Japan
Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto
August 11, 2017
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 10, 2017
On behalf of the many doctors from the UK and all around the world trained by Robin in both dermatology and the science of skin disease, we mourn your passing but celebrate your tremendous legacy and the journey you have set us on to help patients with genetic skin disease. Our deepest sympathies to Ann and Tom and our promise to keep on with the work you started.
John McGrath
August 9, 2017
The staff, managers and physicians of the Northern Alberta Renal Program are very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Robin Eady. He is fondly remembered by many in the program during his time as a dialysis patient, and also as being our very first Renal Technician in 1963.

We have been blessed to have Dr. Eady and his wife Ann visit us in Edmonton. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered. We would like to extend our sincere sympathy to his family.

Sandi Vanderzee,
Director,
Northern Alberta Renal Progam
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