Families remember Glenn Lewis, giant of Perth obstetrics as a “beautiful man”

Dr Lewis. Photo: Erika Van den Dries/Facebook
Dr Lewis. Photo: Erika Van den Dries/Facebook

PERTH families have remembered Glenn Lewis, a popular Perth obstetrician and gynaecologist, who died suddenly last week.

Dr Lewis worked at St John of God Hospital in both Subiaco and Mt Lawley.

He delivered thousands of babies throughout a career spanning more than 20 years, and his care and charm left a mark on the families whose lives he entered at a precious time.

Anna and Luke McKenzie of Como paid their respects in an online condolence book.

“Our deepest sympathy to the family and colleagues of Dr Lewis,” they wrote.

“We feel incredibly lucky that he guided us through pregnancy and birth of our daughter Cate, in such a trustworthy, reassuring and professional way.”

Donna Miller described Dr Lewis as a beautiful man.

“They say only the good die young, and when I met you 17 years ago Glenn you exuded the biggest brightest aura I have ever seen,” she wrote.

“What a beautiful caring man you were.”

Floreat woman Amanda Shelsher said Dr Lewis was there for her when she needed it.

“Glenn delivered our children Jakob and Indigo in 2005 and 2003 – you provided me so much support and care.

“Amazing passionate man who had so much time for me when I needed assistance in difficult times.”

Mark Edwards said Dr Lewis was “taken too soon”.

“Your skills, your bedside manner and calming nature made difficult times smooth,” he wrote.

“Heaven has gained another guardian angel.”

Dr Lewis suffered a heart attack last week.

He is survived by his wife, Dr Julie Hammond, his son James, daughter Georgia and a granddaughter, Adele.

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