Dr John Scott Lewis

1928 – 2014

The Trustees and staff of the Hospice were saddened to hear that on 3rd November 2014 Dr John Scott Lewis, former Chairman of Ty Bryngwyn Hospice Trust, passed away after a long illness.

Mr Huw Edwards, President of the Ty Bryngwyn Hospice Trust, said that John was a wonderful man and an inspirational figure who will be greatly missed.

Dr John was a highly respected GP in Llanelli since the late 1950s when he moved to the town.

In 1986 he was one of the pioneers whose aim it was to build and equip a Hospice in Llanelli, and much thanks is given for his hard work in making this come to fruition.

He is remembered and deeply missed by all his family, friends, former colleagues and patients.

We are grateful for Rev Meirion Evans to allow us to publish his tribute to Dr John which he specially wrote and read in Welsh at his funeral in Adulam Chapel, Felinfoel.

In Memorium

 

Doctor John Lewis

 

Deep in his soul dwelt Rhondda recollections
of choirs, songs and praises of congregations,
wholesome ingredients of a cultured generation
that gave us John, our beloved physician.

 

He gave his hands to heal our condition,
dispensed wise counsel with his medication,
and we constantly leant on his selfless dedication
to deliver the balm of his consolation.

 

He lent his ear to our little scruples,
he opened his heart to engage with our troubles;
and kind to dismiss those ugly demons,
the fear and horror of imagined afflictions.

 

Today he himself has arrived at his sanctuary
and entered the haven of the spiritual surgery,
to receive there a draught of that life giving
potion from the pierced hands of the Great Physician.

 

November 2014 Meirion

 

Er Cof

 

Y Meddyg John Lewis

 

Ynddo roedd cof Cwm Rhondda, cof ei gôr,
cof ei gân a'i oedfa,
y cof a fu'n athrofa
I Doctor John, dirion da.

 

Dwylo I drin ein dolur, a geiriau
rhagorach na chyffur,
ninnau'n dwyn ein cwyn a'n cur
I geisio balm ei gysur.

 

Rhoi clust i'n anhwylustod, i'n gwaeledd
ei ymgeledd parod,
ac un i ladd bwganod
y boen nad oedd eto'n bod.

 

Un addfwyn aeth i'w noddfa yn hafan
y nefol feddygfa,
a chael I drin y blin bla
ffisig y Meddyg Mwya.

 

Tachwedd 2014 Meirion