Obituaries

Mrs Vivien Ellis

Mrs Vivien Ellis

Friday, July 31, 2015

A FORMER teacher at St Therese Presentation Convent School, Ryde, who once worked alongside Hollywood great Sidney Poitier, Vivien Ellis, has died aged 83.

Mrs Peggy Crickmay

Mrs Peggy Crickmay

Friday, July 17, 2015

A FORMER matron at Wellington College has died aged 107.

Mrs Pam Stubbs

Mrs Pam Stubbs

Friday, July 17, 2015

THE successful founding partner of the Ladies Realm shops has died aged 91.

Mrs Margaret Whitaker

Mrs Margaret Whitaker

Friday, July 10, 2015

ONE of the country’s last surviving members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service to serve in the Second World War, Margaret Whitaker, died, aged 91, at St Mary’s Hospital, following a short illness.

Mrs Paula Morton

Mrs Paula Morton

Friday, July 10, 2015

Paula Morton, a successful Shanklin busineswoman, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, having battled the return of cancer since the turn of the year.

Mrs June Richmond Tait

Mrs June Richmond Tait

Friday, July 10, 2015

A FORMER pharmacist in the West Wight, June Richmond Tait, has died aged 80.

Mrs Jill Patricia Jackman

Mrs Jill Patricia Jackman

Friday, July 10, 2015

Jill Patricia Jackman who was heavily involved in the campaign to save Chale School, died last Thursday.

Mrs Jill Cawood

Mrs Jill Cawood

Monday, July 6, 2015

DAIRY farmer Jill Cawood, 63, died peacefully at her beloved Wheatenbread Farm, Shalfleet, on Monday, after fighting cancer for two years.

Mrs Phyllis Emily Wills

Mrs Phyllis Emily Wills

Monday, July 6, 2015

ISLAND-BORN speech and drama teacher and life-long supporter of the IW Musical Competition Festival, Phyllis Emily Wills, died at St Mary’s Hospital, last week, aged 94.

Elizabeth (Betty) Thompson

Elizabeth (Betty) Thompson

Friday, June 26, 2015

A MEMBER of the oldest fish and chip shop dynasty on the Island, has died, aged 87.

Philip John Selby

Philip John Selby

Friday, June 26, 2015

A FIREFIGHTER, known to his community for his work as a co-responder with the ambulance service and for his passion for amateur dramatics, has died, aged 66.

Mr Vernon Shimmin

Mr Vernon Shimmin

Friday, June 19, 2015

A FORMER PE adviser for the IW, who played a significant role in the development and success of the Island Games, Vernon Shimmin, has died, aged 84.

Mr James Milton Cheverton

Mr James Milton Cheverton

Friday, June 19, 2015

A ROYAL Navy lieutenant commander, who was married for almost 70 years, has died.

Mr Henryk Jach

Mr Henryk Jach

Friday, June 19, 2015

ONE of the last surviving Polish sailors to serve on the ORP Blyskawica when it defended Cowes from Nazi bombers, Henryk Jach, has died following a long illness, aged 95.

Mr John Philip Judson

Mr John Philip Judson

Friday, June 12, 2015

A RETIRED police officer, who served on the Island for 20 years, John Philip Judson, died on May 31, following a long illness, aged 88.

Mrs Lynn (Twinkle) Rogers

Mrs Lynn (Twinkle) Rogers

Friday, June 12, 2015

TWINKLE, who was born Lynn Ripley in Surbiton in 1948 and went on to become a 60s pop icon, died last month on the Island, aged 66.

Richard Whitaker

Richard Whitaker

Friday, June 5, 2015

A KEEN musician, who once played the great organ in Notre-Dame, Paris, died on April 24, aged 76.

Kenneth Benjamin Lithgow

Kenneth Benjamin Lithgow

Friday, June 5, 2015

A FORMER prisoner of war and Long March survivor has died, aged 93.

Mr Graham ‘Stumpy’ Cotton

Mr Graham ‘Stumpy’ Cotton

Friday, May 22, 2015

THE world of Island sports and Ventnor has lost popular character Graham Rodney Cotton, best known as ‘Stumpy’, who died suddenly on April 30, aged 72.

Mr Barbara Williams

Mr Barbara Williams

Friday, May 22, 2015

FORMER dancer Barbara Williams has died aged 98.

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