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Mr G Cheney

PUBLISHED: 11:40 30 May 2008 | UPDATED: 20:31 05 July 2010

The death occurred on May 13 of Geoffrey Cheney, a distinguished consultant oral and maxillo-facial surgeon, who was appointed to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in the late 1970s and who served at the James Paget University Hospital and at the former Deneside Hospital.

The death occurred on May 13 of Geoffrey Cheney, a distinguished consultant oral and maxillo-facial surgeon, who was appointed to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in the late 1970s and who served at the James Paget University Hospital and at the former Deneside Hospital.

He read medicine in London at Guy's Hospital and at St Thomas's Hospital. Before coming to Norfolk, he held a senior position at East Grinstead, where he developed his interest in maxillo-facial surgery.

He will long be remembered in Norfolk for his skilful removal of a bullet from the facial bone of five-year-old Tenneh Cole, who had been flown from war-ravaged Sierra Leone for treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital in May 1995 through the generosity of readers of the Eastern Daily Press. Tenneh, who is now living at Freetown, Sierra Leone, still benefits from the kindness of the Hope and Homes children's charity.

Geoffrey's second wife Susie pre-deceased him about five years ago. He leaves two stepchildren, Kate and Jeremy Knox. The funeral was held on May 27 at St Margaret's Church, Hapton.

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