Tributes Pour in for Portsmouth Dentist

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Colleagues, patients, friends and family have paid tribute to Portsmouth dentist, Stuart Avery, who has died at the age of 82 years old. Stuart, who was affectionately known as Ave, died on March 18th after he suffered a stroke and subsequent chest infection.

Stuart was in the Navy before he opened Stuart Avery Dental Technician in Fareham in 1965. He relocated the laboratory to Warsash in 1990 and retired in 2003. He met his wife Linda while working at the practice in 1978. He had previously played football for Arsenal in his youth and was a proud youth team coach at Hampshire during the 1980s.

Stuart was a very popular figure in the local community and he was known for his kind nature and sense of humour. He was always willing to help patients out, no matter the time, and he always enjoyed a laugh and a joke. His step granddaughter Victoria said that he made time for everyone and always made the effort to have a chat and catch up with colleagues and patients. Throughout their relationship, Stuart and Linda enjoyed going to the New Forest where they had a holiday home. Victoria fondly remembers them taking a break there whenever they had time, until Linda became too poorly to manage the journey. The couple married in 2003, but sadly Linda died of ovarian cancer in 2013 at the age of 64.

Stuart’s funeral was held on the 13th April and the family requested donations for Cancer Research UK.

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