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Reggie Valarino

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Parents  Federico Garcia Montalvo
Died  March 13, 2009, Gibraltar

Role  Doctor
Name  Reggie Valarino
Reggie Valarino
Full Name  John Reginald Garcia Valarino
Born  9 June 1941 Madrid, Spain (1941-06-09)
Spouse(s)  Anne Evans (m. 1966, div. 1980) Maria Del Carmen Rodriguez (m. 1980)
Children  Louise Kathryn Gabriella Jonathan Frederick Lorna Belen Isabella
Residence  4 Gardiner's View, Gibraltar
Alma mater  University of Liverpool
Occupation  Medical Practitioner Politician

Nationality  British (Gibraltarian)
Education  University of Liverpool

The Hon. Dr. John Reginald Garcia Valarino MB, ChB, better known as Reggie Valarino, (9 June 1941 – 13 March 2009) was a Gibraltarian doctor and politician.


Early life

Dr. Valarino was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1941 to Federico Garcia Montalvo and Eugenia Valarino. His father was a horse trainer and his mother a housewife and seamstress.

Medical career

Dr. Valarino graduated as a medical practitioner from the University of Liverpool and had been working in the field since 1967, having started his professional career in Gibraltar at St Bernard's Hospital. Soon after, he opened his own private practice in Gibraltar.

Political career

Dr. Valarino was first elected to the then House of Assembly (now the Gibraltar Parliament) in the 1976 general election as a member of the Gibraltar Democratic Movement (GDM). He was also a former Minister of the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights (AACR) through several terms and member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP), serving a total of almost 20 years as an elected representative of the people of Gibraltar both in Government and in Opposition.

Later life and death

Dr. Valarino had been a member of a number of public committees. From 1994-1996 he was chairman of the Gibraltar branch of the European Movement. He was regional representative of the British Islands and Mediterranean Region of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and was a past secretary of the British Medical Association (Gibraltar branch). He was also Life President of the Gibraltar Hockey Association.

He died on 13 March 2009, aged 67, after a long illness. Following news of his death, the Gibraltar Parliament observed a minute's silence in his memory on 17 March 2009. A memorial service was held for him at the Cathedral of St. Mary the Crowned on 18 March 2009, which filled to capacity with attendees.


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