Loving husband to Charlie, father of two beloved beautiful and brilliant daughters Rosa (15yrs) & Willow (12yrs) whom he proudly saw as his greatest achievement. Son to Nick and Nina Daubeny, brilliant brother of Nell. Tom was educated at Bedales (1986 -1992) Manchester & Toulouse Universities; St George’s University Hospital (2002-2006). Initially work for Tom was various jobs with varying degrees of success & no long term prospects. This all changed when he trained to become a Doctor, utilising his considerable if not always visible intelligence & charm. A highlight was his year as a Royal Flying Doctor in Western Australia where he combined work and exploring with his family. He then went on to work during the Covid pandemic in intensive care before securing his dream post as a Neuro Intensive Care Consultant on the South Coast.
His achievements in no particular order & too many to list here include: Chess Captain Bedales School, 2nd XI football team Bedales (Roy Keane-like midfield terrier), very average Club cricketer as both bowler and batsman, keen but again average competitor at squash, tennis, boules, darts, water polo, fencing, cycling, table tennis, motocross, boxing / wrestling (many of us trained with him on evenings after a few drinks). Other interests included sailing in Chichester marina and supporting QPR. Tom was extremely well travelled & still welcomed in most countries he visited; he always said yes to any suggested adventure and this took him all over the globe, teaching anaesthesia in Mozambique, charity work in Afghanistan and earlier this year diving with his girls in the Indian Ocean.
Tom was a loving, loyal, inspiring, charismatic friend to many far & wide. We will all miss him & the many stories will soon become legendary, much like our adored Tom.
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