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30th July 2019

Lion Stuart Beese
Lions Club of Melksham

It is with sadness that I report that Lion Stuart Beese died on Tuesday 30th July. Stuart was a charter member of Melksham Lions club and also the first president in 1975.

Jim Whyborn

Ken Staniforth PDG MJF19th July 2019

Lion Ken Staniforth PDG MJF
Lions Club of Salisbury and District

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Immediate Past District Governor (105D) Ken Staniforth MJF passed away this afternoon, in Salisbury District Hospital.

As most of you will be aware, Ken had been fighting Myeloma Cancer of The Blood for the last couple of years and has given it a fantastic fight as only he could. Unfortunately in the last few days he caught Pneumonia and his immune system was too weak to fight this final hurdle.

Luckily we visited him in Hospital yesterday evening and presented him with his Past District Governor medal and chain; his pride in receiving this was obvious and he had a huge smile on his face.

He really was an amazing man, and his love and enthusiasm for Lions was really contagious.

A least he is no longer suffering and is now at peace. He will be long remembered as a Gentleman, a Lion, a friend and the final District Governor of District 105D.

Our thoughts and condolences are with Ken’s partner Lion Jean Lock and the rest of his family at this most difficult time.

District Governor 105SC Lion Jarvis Macdonald and Past Council Chairman MD105 Lion Peter Burnett

The Funeral Service will be on Friday 16th August 2019 at 2pm at the Gray Manor Hotel, Park House Cross, Cholderton, Wiltshire SP4 0EG. If nice weather, the Service may be held outdoors in the Hotel grounds.

Dress: Whatever you feel comfortable wearing.

The committal will be by private cremation.

Family Flowers only please.

Donations in memory of Ken to Salisbury District Hospital, Pembroke Ward/Unit and Nunton Unit can be made on the day of the Funeral or via the Funeral Directors: James Benedict, The Centre, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7DR

Following the Funeral Service, there will be a wake at The George Hotel, 19 High Street, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 7ET.

For the purpose of numbers, if you plan to attend the wake, please use the Contact Us form stating name and number of people. Those who have already responded via Facebook need not respond again.

Jarvis Macdonald

18th July 2019

Lion Bob Moore PDG
Lions Club of Bournemouth

It is with deep regret we advise of the death of Past District Governor, Lion Bob Moore, who passed away peacefully on 18th July 2019 aged 97years. Lion Bob has been a strong and dedicated member of the Lions Club of Bournemouth, providing his experience as the Club mentor. We extend our condolences to his wife Lion Peggy Moore and his family.

The funeral will take place on the 5th August 2019 at 12:30pm, at Bournemouth Crematorium, North Cemetery,
Strouden Avenue, Bournemouth, BH8 9HX.
Afterwards returning to the Sunrise Residential Home, Poole Road, Westbourne BH4 9DR.

Family request no flowers or black clothing please.

Pam White

14th July 2019

Lion Bruce Barnes
Lions Club of Loddon Valley

Loddon Valley Lions Club regret to report the passing of Lion Bruce Barnes on the 14th July 2019.

The funeral was held on the 2nd August.

Our condolences to Bruce's wife Evelyn.

Lesley Petrie

28th June 2019

Lion Guy Elliott MJF
Lions Club of Loddon Valley

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing into higher service of Lion Guy Elliott. Guy died peacefully surrounded by his family on the morning of 28 June 2019.

Lion Guy was a Charter Member of Loddon Valley Lions Club and actively served the local community for over 44 years. He was our Club President in 1987/88.

It was on Guy’s farm where our Country Working Fair ploughing competitions took place and in Guy’s barn that many of the Club’s Social Barn Dances were held. In the earlier days of the Loddon Valley Lions Treacle Fair it would be Guy on his tractor leading the parade through the village to the delight of the residents.

Guy was a very popular member of the club (especially with the ladies). Respected and loved by all, he will be greatly missed for his dry sense of humour, camaraderie and his willingness to help all around.

He was a true Lion to the end.

Guy’s funeral will be held at 3pm on 12th July at Ramsdell Parish Church, Monk Sherborne Road, Ramsdell, Tadley RG26 5RA.

Address for cards or messages

Condolences can be sent c/o myself, Lion Bob Prevost, 19 Tadley Hill, Tadley, RG26 3PN and I will pass them on to the family.

Bob Prevost

5th March 2019

Lion David Moye MJF
Lions Club of IOW Ryde

Fellow Lions

It is with great sadness that I report the passing to Higher Service of Lion David Moye MJF, a member of the Lions club of Ryde since 1976.

No specific dress code requested for the funeral on the Ist April 12:45pm at the Isle of Wight Crematorium, Whippingham, East Cowes PO32 6NJ

Family flowers only please

Donations to the Lions club of Ryde

Pauline McCreanor

1st February 2019

Lion David Knowles
Lions Club of Hayling Island

Hayling Island Lions Club are sad to announce their member Lion David Knowles has passed to Higher Service following a heart attack.

Marilyn Skennerton

1st February 2019

Lion David Gambell
Lions Club of Alton

Details to follow...

Fred Massey

11th January 2019

Lion John Cook PDG
Lions Club of Bracknell Forest

It is with sadness that 105D Times records the passing to higher service on 11 January of PDG Lion John Cook (DG 105SW 2000/2001).

Lion John was a member of Seaton Lions for many years before transferring with Lion Marcia to Bracknell. With his health declining, eighteen months ago Lion John reluctantly gave up his Lions membership after more than 30 years of distinguished service.

Peter Tabb
105D Times Editor

13th December 2018

Lion Reg Norton
Lions Club of Crofton

I am sad to let you know that I have just found out that Lion Reg Norton, founder of Crofton Lions Club passed away in the early hours of this morning after a long period of illness.

Funeral arrangements, for anyone wanting to pay their respects and remember a truly wonderful gentleman who gave so much:
Thursday 10th January 2019, 3pm at Portchester Crematorium (South Chapel), Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE

Family flowers only please.

Afterwards at The Crofton Pub, 48 Crofton Lane, Fareham PO14 3QF

Given that for more than 68 years Reg devoted his life to voluntary and charitable work with a wide variety of organisations, it seems only appropriate that, for one final time in his memory, we help contribute to finding a cure for this dreadful disease that Reg fought so stoically and valiantly against for several years.

Donate online and leave a message:

or if it's easier and you'd rather remain anonymous, text:
REGN84 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate by text

Rob Armstrong-Collett
Zone 3F Chairman

17th November 2018

Lion Bob Taylor MJF
Lions Club of Weymouth and Portland

Weymouth and Portland Lions Club, sadly report the passing of Lion Bob Taylor MJF.

Bob joined the club in 1976 and, amongst other club positions, was President in 1983/84.

Bob was a committed Lion who was active in the club in many positions up until ill health prevented his participation.

Our thoughts go out to his wife, Jo.

Norman Stagles

5th November 2018

Lion Mel Williams
Lions Club of Henley on Thames

It is with great sadness that I advise you of the passing to higher service of Lion Mel Williams.

Lion Mel joined Lions International and the Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames in 2001 and has been a very hard working and dedicated member of the club over the past 17 years.

He has been battling cancer for some time now, first prostate cancer and ultimately pancreatic cancer. He died peacefully this evening at the Sue Ryder Hospice in Nettlebed.

His wife, Jean, was also a victim of cancer. She passed on a few years ago.

Lion Mel leaves behind his two daughters and a number of young grandchildren.

Mel's funeral will be at St Mary's Church, Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU on Friday 23rd November at 1:45pm. There will be a reception in Chancery House, which adjoins the church. Nearest parking is in Greys Road or the train station.

A full obituary can be read at

Dave Murray

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