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Dr. James Laidlaw

Date of Death: July 26, 2021
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Christ Episcopal Church
114 W. Boscawen Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Saturday 7/31, 11:00 am

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Dr. JAMES  LAIDLAW, age 84, died July 26, 2021. He leaves behind Barbara Laidlaw, his wife of 54 years; daughter, Kristina Laidlaw and husband, Scott Mincemoyer, of Helena, MT; son, Scott Laidlaw, of Taos, NM; granddaughter, Allie Mincemoyer; grandsons, Kendrick Laidlaw and Benjamin Mincemoyer, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. His parents and brotherContinue Reading

Ann Mills left a message on August 24, 2021:
Have always missed Dr. Laidlaw as my grandma use to see him back in the 80s and often I would take her and he was always very kind and not rushed like they are today and she always enjoyed seeing him. She was in her 80s but would always dress up to go to the doctor, and I would tease her and say"now get all prettied up for Jim" ha ha and she would just smile...He was a great doctor and I'm sure will be sorely missed.
Roxane left a message on August 1, 2021:
I have many fond memories of working with Dr Laidlaw during his time at Selma. His patients loved him. The world has lost a great physician.
Sheryl Crim left a message on July 31, 2021:
I had such respect for Dr. Laidlaw. He would sit with his patients and go over discharge instructions in detail. He expected the attending nurse sit as well so nothing would be missed, but when we were busy, we would try to avoid the extra time it took. Guess what? Dr. Laidlaw would page us and wait until we arrived. Somehow I never minded because he was so genuine and kind. He will be missed by many.
Ruth peterson left a message on July 31, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss.He was so good to me and wonderful to his patients.I will miss him. Sincerly. Ruth Peterson
Gloria Racey left a message on July 31, 2021:
Dear Barbara and Family, Jim was my mother's physician for many years. She and the family thought a lot of him. He was kind, caring and took very good care of her. I enjoyed getting to know him when taking Mom to appointments and later at Stonebrook. Such a nice person. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you be comforted by the wonderful memories and receive peace as you hold your loved one in your heart. Sincerely, Gloria Racey
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Phyllis Johnson left a message on July 29, 2021:
It was a pleasure to work with Dr. Laidlaw. Prayers for his family.
Russ and Emily Potts left a message on July 29, 2021:
Dear Barbara: So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, and just wanted you to know you and your beautiful family are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a remarkable man with unique abilities and a magnetic personality that filled the room whenever he entered. Quite simply, if you couldn’t get along with Jim Laidlaw, you couldn’t get along with anybody. Jim was the doctor for Emily and me, but he was so much more than that. Not only was he a great healer, but he was a dear, special friend. He always made time for his patients, he always listened to their concerns, and more importantly he had that unique talent of making you feel like you were the most important person on Earth. He is simply irreplaceable. The biggest single reason that he was so successful and so loved was obvious – it was you and your support for him every day. Emily and I love you guys and we reminisce often about the fabulous time we enjoyed together on the cruise to Alaska. As I was watching Lydia Jacoby from Seward, Alaska win the gold medal in the Olympics, it brought back fond memories of our visit there when we were on that cruise. Thanks for all the great memories. We share so many great memories, and Emily and I want you to know that we will always be here for you 24/7. We know there’s a huge hole in your heart, but please know that love and support surrounds you. Please convey to your wonderful daughter and son and your entire family our deepest love and condolences. We love you very much. We’ll see you Saturday at the memorial service. Russ and Emily Potts
Mary Lepley left a message on July 29, 2021:
My heart and prayers go out to Dr. Laidlaw’s Family! He was my Mother’s Doctor, she loved him so much, that she made him a Afghan, he was so surprised and really appreciated it so much. He was so kind and loving to her and all his patients. I’ll Never forget the day he came to my brother and I and told us, that she might not live,if they took her off the ventilator, with tears in his eyes, he said we had to make that delicious. It was hard to do, but we did say take her off. Tears in his eyes, he hugged us, and said I will do my best to save her, I love that woman. (as a patient and friend). Praise God she lived a good while longer with God and Dr. Laidlaw’s knowledge. We love you and will always remember you! One of the Best! Rest In Peace! Mary Spaid Lepley Family
Debora Moomae left a message on July 29, 2021:
So very sorry for your lost. He was one of the best to work with.
Laura Lepley-Kesner left a message on July 29, 2021:
Many prayers for the family. Thank you Dr. Laidlaw for all you did for my grandmother over the years, even crying along with us at times. Also, thank you for being willing to teach this new nurse in 1999 on the medical telemetry unit. You showed respect to us nurses and were always willing to help us learn. God bless you and enjoy your heavenly reward.
Kim Campbell left a message on July 29, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great person and a great physician. As a nurse I always enjoyed working with him. May God give you peace.
Kathy Beckley left a message on July 29, 2021:
My sincere condolences all of Dr. Laidlaw’s family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Laidlaw was a great cardiologist and I learned so much from working with him in the CCU when I first became a nurse. He truly loved what he did, genuinely cared for his patients, was highly skilled, and was never hesitant to teach. Dr. Laidlaw helped to grow WMC’s heart program in its early days and I loved working with him for many years. I know he will be missed by so many.
Carol Rodriguez left a message on July 28, 2021:
Dr. Laidlaw was one of a kind! He will be missed but never forgotten.♥️
Sheri Miller, RN left a message on July 28, 2021:
One of the kindest physicians I ever had the privilege of working with. Condolences to the family.
Dave Parrish left a message on July 28, 2021:
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dr. Laidlaw was my doctor, a very caring, knowledgeable and compassionate person. In all my years I have never had better care from a physician than he. After his retirement I missed seeing him as a patient and actually still do. One day I saw him at the museum on the first floor and I was at the top of the stairs on the second floor. I yelled out “There is the best doctor in Winchester” actually I wanted to declare that to anyone who could hear me there. He was humbled but modest with his response.
Bill & Sue Jarvis left a message on July 27, 2021:
A true gentleman who's bedside manner endeared everyone to him. Enjoyed many social events with both Jim and Barbara. We will miss you doc.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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