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31st October 2017

Lion Bob Bone
Lions Club of Loddon Valley

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Lion Bob Bone who has been a very active member of Loddon Valley Lions Club for the past 32 years having served twice as President as well as holding the position of Treasurer for a number of terms. He will be greatly missed within our club.

His funeral will take place at the West Berkshire Crematorium, Thatcham, RG19 4LD at 12:00 on 15th November 2017.

Family flowers only but donations in his memory may be made to the Basing Unit, Basingstoke & North Hants Hospital.

Bob Prevost

13th October 2017

Lion Tom Brown
Lions Club of Blandford & District

Blandford & District Lions Club are sad to announce the passing to higher service of former member Thomas (Tom) Brown.

Tom was a member of Blandford & District Lions Club until his long fight with Parkinson's disease.

Our thoughts are with Jenny his wife and all the family.

Tom's funeral will be held at Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Poole BH17 9BQ on Friday 20 October at 10:30 and afterwards at The Greyhound, North Street, Winterborne Kingston, Blandford Forum DT11 9AZ.

Tony Ives

6th September 2017

Lion Robert Athis
Lions Club of Alton

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13th August 2017

Lion Fred Waterman
Lions Club of Alton

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1st May 2017

Lion Adrian Ould
Lions Club of IOW Ryde

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16th April 2017

Lion Allison Turner MJF
Lions Club of Cosham

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing to Higher Service of Lion Allison Turner MJF.

Lion Allison died on April 16th 2017 after a year of poor and often painful health.

Lion Allison had always supported her husband, John since he became a Lion in the early 90’s but in 2008 she decided to become a Lion herself, serving both as President and Treasurer.

The saying goes ‘if you want a job doing then ask a busy person’; Lion Allison was that person! As well as being a committed Lion, Allison was President and Treasurer of the local Conservative Club, Treasurer on her Church council, and volunteered at a local Infants School and the City Museum.

Although not well, she knew that her husband John was to be presented with a MJF at our recent 50th Charter Evening..... she was determined to be there.... What she did not know was that the members of Cosham Lions were on that evening to bestow that same honour on her. That is the picture we in Cosham Lions will hold dear.

Rest in Peace

Funeral arrangements
A Church service celebrating Allison’s life will be at 11:00am on Monday 15th of May at:
The Church of the Resurrection
Penrhyn Avenue
Portsmouth PO6 2AP

There is no church car park.

This is to be followed by cremation at Midday at:
Portchester Crematorium
Upper Cornaway Lane
Fareham PO16 8NE

Everyone is then welcome to join John Turner and his family at:
Cosham Conservative Social Club
11 Spur Road
Portsmouth PO6 3DY

John has requested that that we all wear something yellow (scarf/tie etc).

If you wish to make a donation all monies will go to Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Could I ask that you let me know if you will be attending the wake so that I can coordinate numbers for catering?

PDG Pat Nixon

12th February 2017

Lion Nigel Barnes
Lions Club of Wareham

It is with regret we announce the death of Charter Member Lion Nigel Barnes after 46 years with the Club.

Nigel's funeral will take place at 2:30 pm on Friday, 17th February at Lady St Mary Church, Church Street, Wareham BH20 4ND.

David Malkin

12th January 2017

Lion Vanda Small MJF
Lions Club of Ringwood and Fordingbridge

The Lions Club of Ringwood and Fordingbridge regret to announce the passing to higher service of Lion Vanda Small on Thursday 12th January 2017.

Vanda’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 1st of February at:
St. Mary’s Church, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, BH23 8JJ at 10:30am followed by interment in the churchyard.

Brian would like to invite all to join him at The Old Vicarage, Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch BH23 7DR for refreshments after the church service where he will have the chance to speak to you all personally.

Vanda will be sadly missed by her fellow Lions.

Address for cards or messages

Vanda loved flowers so please send floral tributes, if you wish, or donations to Naomi House Hospice for Children to:
Colin Hayley & Tapper Funeral Service
51 – 53 Old Milton Road
New Milton
BH25 6DJ
01425 629000

Yorky Tuke

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