Dr George Denholm died on Tuesday the tenth of February.

George was an exceptional doctor and a marvellous friend.

He helped many people with his general and psychological medical skills.

George presented each year at the hypnosis courses held at Mercy Place, at Bardon in Queensland, but started presenting at the courses at the Banyo Seminary near the Brisbane airport years ago, before it was turned into the Catholic University.

George contracted cancer of the oesophagus around 10 years ago. He survived much longer than expected due to the tremendous loving support of his wife Sandra, of whom he always spoke so positively during his presentations. Sandra looked after George at home for as long as possible and he only went into hospital for the last time the day before his death. His quality of life was reduced recently due to the need for oxygen and the development of a brain tumour which made it difficult for him to concentrate.

I talked with him a few days before his death and told him what a great inspiration he had been for so many people. George missed his beloved golf! As Sandra said l "he was ready to go" and probably took his own oxygen mask off to help himself along. Fortunately George died peacefully without pain.

George had a distinct and whity sense of humour with his sudden glances, dramatic movements and engaging style with his audience, all delivered with a distinguished brogue accent. He presented to The Sceptics Society a few years ago and had lots of enquiries and hypnosis patients following the talk.

He had a passion for hypnosis and relaxation and believed in their multiple benefits.

George arranged the format for his own funeral and ensured that the tune 'Bad, bad, Leroy Brown', and 'New York New York' were played at the service. He went through the curtains to the pipes and drums of Scotland the brave!

Those of us who knew George were all the better for knowing him.

As George often said "leave em laughing".

George, we will miss you and think of you with fondness.

Regards, Alan

Dr Alan Fahey

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