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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
President


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:
www.justgiving.com/regnorton1

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
Secretary


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 www.henleyherald.com/obituary-melvyn-williams/

Dave Murray
Secretary


15th September 2018

Lion Leslie Berry
Lions Club of Andover

With great regret, Andover Lions Club (now closed) have to inform you that ex Lion Les Berry has passed to higher service.

Lion Les served the club and community for 30 years and will be sadly missed.

The funeral will be on Friday 12th October at 2:45pm at Basingstoke Crematorium, Manor Farm, Stockbridge Road, North Waltham RG25 2BA. Family flowers only.

Les wanted this to be a celebration so no black clothing please.

A donation box for McMillan nurses will be at the Crematorium or you may send donations via the undertakers.

No Wake as such but we can gather at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Winchester Road, Basingstoke RG25 2BB afterwards.

Address for cards or messages

S and J Maddocks Ltd
Station Approach
Andover SP10 3HN

Hazel White
ex Secretary


19th July 2018

Lion Peter Vaughan
Lions Club of Windsor

Lion Peter had been a member since 1969.

Our thoughts as ever are with his family and
the Club - he will be sadly missed.

Fred Massey


3rd July 2018

Lion Dalton Hopkins
Lions Club of Basingstoke

Iím sorry to have to inform you that Basingstoke Lion Dalton Hopkins passed away in hospital.

Dalton's funeral will be on the 27th of July at 11:00am at Basingstoke Crematorium, Manor Farm, Stockbridge Road, North Waltham RG25 2BA

Please dress casually and colourful - with open necked shirts rather than ties.

Diane requests no flowers but any donations to the Parkinsons, Dementia and Alzheimers Society by cheque to the funeral directors.

Please join Diane in celebration of Dalton's life at the Basingstoke Golf Club, Kempshott Park, Basingstoke RG23 7LL.

Address for cards or messages

Alexander and Dry Funeral Directors
1 Seal Road
Basingstoke
RG21 7NQ

Tom Sayers
District Webmaster


20th June 2018

Lion Eddie Roads
Lions Club of Maidenhead

Sadly, our much loved Lion Eddie Roads passed away yesterday, aged 80, after a long struggle with Parkinsonís. Our thought are with his widow Yvonne and their family.

Eddie joined Maidenhead Lions in January 2000 and has served as President as well as many other roles within the club including managing our Childrenís Fun Train for many years. Most recently, he became a Privileged Lion.

Eddie was always great fun to be with and he will be missed by us all.

Brenda Butler
Secretary


8th June 2018

Lion Peter Tolson
Lions Club of Loddon Valley

It is with deep sadness that Loddon Valley Lions Club report the sudden passing into higher service of Lion Peter Tolson.

Lion Peter was one of our newest members having been badged up only in August 2017 but was already a well-liked and much respected member of our club. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with Lion Vanessa, his widow, and the family.

The funeral service will be held at West Berkshire Crematorium, Bath Rd, Thatcham RG19 4LD on 5th July at 12:00 noon.

Address for cards or messages

Lion Vanessa has asked for no cards nor flowers but a donation to Bloodwise, a charity they both supported, could be made in lieu if desired.
bloodwise.org.uk/donate

Bob Prevost
Secretary


30th April 2018

Lion Peter Cook
Lions Club of Trowbridge

Details to follow...

Fred Massey


6th April 2018

Lion Colin Marshall
Lions Club of Christchurch

Christchurch Lions Club regret to announce the passing to higher service of Lion Colin Marshall, a Melvin Jones Fellow.

Our thoughts are with Colin's wife Pip and family at this sad time.

A Memorial Service for Colin is to be held at 11am on Friday, 11th May 2018 at the Priory Church, Quay Road, Christchurch BH23 1BU.

Richard Allen
Secretary


18th March 2018

Lion John Greenaway PDG
Lions Club of Trowbridge

It is with much sadness I have to inform you that our friend, MJF and Past District Governor John passed yesterday following a short illness.

Glayne and his family were by his side.

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for John at St James Church, Church Street, Trowbridge BA14 8RU on Thursday 29th March at 11am.

Richard Loverock
President


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