bmj;381/may17_14/p1129/FAF1faRose Gwynne Roulston (“Gwynne”) was born in Peterhead, Scotland, the only child of Jim and May. She was educated at Dundee High School, where she was head girl. She went on to study medicine at St Andrews University and qualified in 1948.She had a short period at Coombe Hospital in Dublin, where she met her future husband, Jim Roulston, and in Slough, where she worked as the factory doctor for Mars. In 1951 she moved to Mirfield in West Yorkshire, where Jim became the local GP. Gwynne worked as an anaesthetist at Dewsbury General Hospital and what were then Batley and Staincliffe hospitals. She was heavily involved in pioneering epidurals for use in childbirth.Predeceased by Jim, Gwynne died peacefully at the age of 99. She leaves her daughter, Davina; her son, Christopher; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.