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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

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
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

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.

Bob Prevost

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

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

24th January 2018

Lion Ken Riley MJF
Lions Club of Ringwood and Fordingbridge

It is with considerable sadness that the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club report the passing of Lion PCC Ken Riley on 24th January 2018, aged 97 years.

Ken was a Charter Member of the Bournemouth Club and served as President in 1963/4. He was elected as 105D District Governor 1970/71 and subsequently appointed Chairman of Council 1971/72. He resigned from Lions in 1975 due to health and business problems but rejoined the Wadebridge (105SW) Club in 2008 where he was awarded an MJF.

On relocating to Hampshire in 2015 he transferred to the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Club.

Ken was an outstanding Lion and a Gentleman in every sense of the word and his presence will be sorely missed.

Funeral arrangements
The Funeral will take place on 13th February 2018 at 1:30 pm at The Church of Holy Ascension, Church Lane, Hyde, Fordingbridge SP6 2QJ and be in the form of a service of thanksgiving in celebration of Kenís life.

The family have suggested it's not necessary to wear black and nothing too formal. Family flowers only with donations for Cancer Research if desired.

Refreshments will be served in the Church Hall following the Service.

Members of the Ringwood & Fordingbridge Lions Club extend their sincere condolences to the surviving family and friends.

Address for cards or messages

The Funeral Directors are I N Newman Ltd, 22 High Street, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 1AX Telephone 01425 656286

Barrie Richardson

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