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25th May 2020

Lion Doreen Parfect
Lions Club of Woolmer Forest

Woolmer Forest Lions are sad to announce the passing of ex Lion Doreen Parfect on 25th May 2020.

Former Lion Doreen became a member of Woolmer Forest in 1999 and spent three years as President. She was a dedicated Lion who could always be relied on to go above and beyond.

Although she had not been able to remain a member in her last few years due to ill health she is fondly remembered and sadly missed.

Joanne Wilson
Secretary


25th May 2020

Lion Doreen Parfect
Lions Club of Woolmer Forest

Woolmer Forest Lions are sad to announce the passing of ex Lion Doreen Parfect on 25th May 2020.

Former Lion Doreen became a member of Woolmer Forest in 1999 and spent three years as President . She was a dedicated Lion who could always be relied on to go above and beyond.

Although she had not been able to remain a member in her last few years due to ill health she is fondly remembered and sadly missed.

Joanne Wilson
Secretary


3rd May 2020

Lion Jack Talbot
Lions Club of Blandford & District

Blandford & District Lions Club is sad to announce the passing to higher service of Lion John (Jack) Talbot, husband of the late Wendy Talbot, on Sunday 3rd May at Castleman House Nursing Home Blandford.

Lion Jack would have completed 45 years of service with the Blandford Lions club this coming September and had just celebrated his 90th birthday in April.

In Lions he will be remembered for running the 100 club for 35 years; as Club Secretary for 10 years; and organising charity clay pigeon shooting events alongside Wendy, who died some 20 years ago, whose sudden passing was a dreadful blow to Jack, who never really recovered.

Jack served with the 20th Royal Corp of Signals and saw active service in Aden, before returning to Blandford camp and settling in Blandford with Wendy, who he met while in service.

Jack’s funeral will take place at Poole Crematorium on Friday 22nd May at 10:30am. Due to the current lock-down, unfortunately the service is only open to 10 mourners for which immediate family and friends have precedence. I will represent Blandford & District Lions Club. Please contact the Funeral Director if anyone else wishes to attend.

Address for cards or messages

Donations to Royal Signals Benevolent Fund, please. Cheques or Internet payment only please (no Cash).

Cards and messages to be directed through the Funeral Director:
Colin J Close Funeral Service, Peel Close, Blandford Forum, DT11 7JU
Tel 01258 453133 www.close-funeral.co.uk

Tony Ives
President & Secretary


2nd May 2020

Lion Barry Holmes
Lions Club of Henley on Thames

I have to pass on the very sad news that we lost one of our members, Barry Holmes to this dreaded Covid-19 virus.

Barry died last night, 2 May 2020, in the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. He had been in there for over two weeks and his wife was expecting the worst based on the reports of his deteriorating condition.

Barry was our club president 2008-2009. He was a very “gentle” man who joined our club in 2002 and worked tirelessly to help the club to help our community. He will be very sadly missed by family and friends especially all his fellow Henley Lions.

Dave Murray
Secretary


6th April 2020

Lion Helen Mitchell MJF
Lions Club of Swanwick

Swanwick Lions Club is sad to announce the passing to Higher Service of Lion Helen Mitchell MJF, the wife of Lion Fred Mitchell, on the evening of Monday 6th April.

Lion Helen had been an active member of Swanwick Lions for eighteen years, held numerous offices within the club and was Club President in 2017-18, She will be greatly missed by all the members of Swanwick Lions Club.

Helen's funeral will take place at Wessex Vale Crematorium Thursday 23rd April at 1:45 pm. Due to the current lock-down, unfortunately the service is only open to immediate family.

If you would have wished to attend the service, you can watch it online, full details are available at www.helenmitchell.muchloved.com Donations can be made online here or sent care of the Funeral Directors in favour of UK Sepsis Trust.

Address for cards or messages

A H Freemantle
Funeral Directors
46 South Street
Titchfield
PO14 4DY

Ernie Howard
Secretary


20th February 2020

Lion Peter Chappell MJF
Lions Club of Swindon

Swindon Lions Club is sad to announce the loss of Lion Peter Chappell MJF who died aged 86 on 20th February 2020.

Peter was a stalwart of the club from the day he joined in 1982. For many years he was the chair of the Welfare committee making important decisions and recommendations on the many requests for help and welfare cases received at nearly every club meeting.

Both Peter and his wife, Jill suffered from poor health for the last couple of years, but he was always cheerful and never lost his sense of humour. Jill predeceased him last December. They are both deeply missed by the members and partners of Swindon Lions very much.

Peter's funeral will be at Kingsdown Crematorium, Kingsdown Road, Swindon SN25 6SG on Tuesday 17th March at 11:15am. There will be a wake afterwards at Stanton House Hotel, The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon SN6 7SD.

Steve Austin
Secretary


14th February 2020

Lion Derick Smith MJF
Lions Club of Wimborne and Ferndown

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

Lion Derick joined Pangbourne, Theale & District Lions Club on 1st February 1994 and transferred to Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club
on 1st December 2003. For some 10+ years, Derick was our Club Secretary and Welfare Chairman, and also served as Club President in 2011/12.

Derick's Funeral will take place at 3pm on Friday 6th March, at Poole Crematorium, Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Poole BH17 9BQ.

It is Family Flowers only and any donations are to be for Breast Cancer UK please.

Afterwards the wake will be held at Dudsbury Golf Club, 64 Christchurch Road, Ferndown BH22 8ST.

Address for cards or messages

Yeatmans Funeral Directors
24 Albert Road
Parkstone
Poole BH12 2BZ

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
President


1st February 2020

Lion Ken Poulton MJF
Lions Club of Highworth and District

Highworth and District Lions Club are sad to announce the passing to Higher Service of Lion Ken Poulton MJF, aged 94 years, founder member of the Highworth and District Lions Club, a Past President and Lion for 46 years.

Lion Ken had also been a Councillor and Town Mayor of Highworth.


1st January 2020

Lion Denis White
Lions Club of Basingstoke

Basingstoke Lions are sad to announce the passing to higher service of Lion Denis White.


1st January 2020

Lion John Phillips
Lions Club of Hayling Island

Hayling Island are sad to announce the passing to higher service of Lion John Phillips.


1st January 2020

Lion John Richardson
Lions Club of Devizes

Devizes Lions are sad to announce the passing to higher service of Lion John Richardson.


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
Secretary


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
Secretary


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
President


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
President


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
DG


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
Secretary


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
Secretary


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
Secretary


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