Death announced of well-known Heathfield GP

15th July

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr Kenneth Chambler known as Bop by the family announces his passing after a brief illness, on June 2nd, 2021 at the age of 93.

Kenneth Chambler
Kenneth Chambler

Bop passed away peacefully at hospital in Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK and will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Marion, his sons Jonathan and Andrew, his grandchildren, Duncan, Jennifer, James, Edward, Livvie, Millie, Ruben and his great-grandchildren Beatrix and Romilly.

Bop had a long medical career which first took him to Galveston, Texas to study the treatment of burns in 1960 and then he settled as a Surgeon/General Practitioner in Alvin. He served the town from 1962 to 1975 returning to England to be a GP in the town of Heathfield, Sussex where he and his partner Dr Avery built the Heathfield surgery. He retired in 1992. To his credit, apart from the people he helped and loved, he published his findings of tissue typing skin to help severely burned patients and was awarded a master’s degree in surgery. He also enjoyed being President of the Heathfield and Waldron Rugby club during its formative years.

All are welcome to send their thoughts to and they will be communicated to the family.