GARNETT, Donald Goddard

1897 - 1988

Donald Robert Garnett, was born at Bowness-on-Windermere, Westmorland on 2 September 1897 and baptised on 30 October 1898, son of Frank Walls Garnett, a veterinary surgeon, and his wife Susannah née Goddard, who married at Hampstead, London in 1895. In 1911, a 13 year old, living at Daleygarth, Windermere with his parents, 44 year old Frank and 37 year old Susannah and a sibling sister, 14 year old Marjory. Registered as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) and graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine (MB). He married at Bakewell, Nottinghamshire in 1923, Florrie Clare Constance Pierce, and served in the Colonial Medical Service in Uganda 1924-1927. In 1939, a medical practitioner living at 117 High Street, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Suffolk with his wife. His wife died at Halstead, Essex on 31 January 1965, aged 62, and he married secondly in 1966, Elizabeth Mary Wilding (1903-1988). He lived at Fairfield House, Leiston, Suffolk and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1942-1951 and exhibited in 1941, two works 'Lower Abbey Marshes' and 'Eastbridge Marshes', in 1942 two works 'Spring Visitors to Eastbridge' and 'Teal Drakes and Black Clouds', in 1952 an oil, 'The Hall of Giant's, Roman Ruins, Sirmione Lago-de-Garda', in 1955 an oil, 'Old Church, Talmont Charente Maritime, France', in 1957 two oils, 'L'Ancienne Abbaye De Montmajour Arles, France' and 'Clouds Lifting, Blakeney, Norfolk', in 1958 'Camp De Mar, Majorca' and in 1959 'Bric-a-Brac'. From 1962 he exhibited from Hillgarth, Coggeshall Road, Earls Colne, Essex two oils, 'Still Life with Onions' and 'Interior' and his last was in 1972 'Ness Glen, Ayrshire'. He died at Lydfords Nursing Home, East Hoathly, Uckfield, Sussex on 7 August 1988. His son was Conrad Peter Almeric Garnett (1925-2010)