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13th February 2020

Lion Derick Smith MJF
Lions Club of Wimborne and Ferndown

Wimborne and Ferndown are sad to announce the passing to Higher Service of our club Secretary Derick.

Further details to follow...

Godwin Micallef
Acting Secretary

8th February 2020

Lion Vic Rutland
Lions Club of Fareham

It is with great sadness that I write to advise you of the passing away of Vic Rutland on Saturday evening of the 8th of February 2020.

Vic was a well respected Ex Lion of Fareham Lions Club.

Vic’s Funeral will take place on Monday 16th March at 3:00pm at Portchester Crematorium, Upper Cornaway Lane, Portchester, Fareham PO16 8NE

Christine Asquith

7th November 2019

Lion Derek Knight PDG
Lions Club of Hayling Island

It is with great sadness that the Lions Club of Hayling Island have to announce the passing of Lion Derek Knight. He had been a Lion for almost 50 years.

Derek was our founder member having started the club in 1997 and it has grown in that time to become a strong, active club with over 35 members and a reputation for helping those who need it in our community. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and his death will leave a huge gap in our lives.

Derek's funeral will be at The Oaks Crematorium, Bartons Road, Havant PO9 5NA at 3:15pm on Monday 25th November.

This will be followed by a gathering at Hayling Golf Club.

Marilyn Skennerton

9th October 2019

Lion Maurice Littley
Lions Club of Calne

Calne Lions Club with great sadness report the passing to higher service of Lion Maurice Peter Littley on Wednesday 9 October 2019.

A Lion since November 1977 (with a small break) he was a very hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated member of the club who was, during his service, active in the club in many positions up until ill health prevented participation.

He was a very generous man with a quiet gentlemanly way, always with a smile and a devilish sense of humour. He will be sorely missed by his fellow Lions, family and the many many friends. It was a pleasure to have known him.

Les Long

David Mathews MJF5th October 2019

Lion David Mathews MJF
Lions Club of Fleet Lions Old Guys Branch Club

It is with deeply felt sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Fleet Lions FLOGS member David Mathews MJF.

David was a stalwart, highly valued, member of Fleet Lions and then the Fleet FLOGS since it's inception.

A good Lion, special person and good friend.

Roger Munday
Zone Chair

12th September 2019

Lion Duncan Green
Lions Club of Wareham

Wareham Lions are sad to report the passing of the last founding member of Wareham Lions Club, Duncan Green.

Lion Duncan established the Wareham Lions branch some 49 years ago and has been an active member from day one until his sad passing on 12 September 2019.

For the last few years Duncan was our Almoner and carried out his duties with upmost care and understanding to all of the Wareham Lions, he will be sadly missed.

Duncan leaves behind his devoted wife Mary and two children.

Robert Wasey

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

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