Obituaries

Mr Norden Bernard Patton

Mr Norden Bernard Patton

Friday, May 15, 2015

AN AWARD-winning architect, who gave much of his time to voluntary work, has died, aged 86.

Mr ‘John’ Henry Graham Hancock

Mr ‘John’ Henry Graham Hancock

Friday, May 15, 2015

A MAN who moved to the Island more than 60 years ago and who served with the Royal Marines during the D-Day landings, Henry Graham Hancock, died at The Polars residential care home, Newport, on April 22, aged 95.

Mr Denzil McNeelance

Mr Denzil McNeelance

Friday, May 15, 2015

A WELL-known Island musician and former staff photographer with The Times, Denzil McNeelance, has died unexpectedly at St Mary’s Hospital, at the age of 56.

Mrs Joy Smith

Mrs Joy Smith

Friday, May 8, 2015

AN ARRETON woman who ran successful shoe shops with her husband in Ryde and Newport, Joy Smith, has died aged 82 after a long illness.

Mrs Brenda Laidlaw

Mrs Brenda Laidlaw

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

THE wife of an eminent Island doctor has died, a week before her 100th birthday.

Mr Shaw Taylor

Mr Shaw Taylor

Thursday, April 2, 2015

STAR of Police 5 and supporter of many Isle of Wight charities, Shaw Taylor, died at his Totland home last month, aged 90.

Mr Jack Tait

Mr Jack Tait

Thursday, April 2, 2015

WELL-known Isle of Wight musician and Ventnor character, Jack Tait, has died, aged 66, after a long illness.

Mr Peter Grannum

Mr Peter Grannum

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A WELL-known Isle of Wight businessman died suddenly on March 24, aged 77.

Mrs Nellie Patricia Harrop

Mrs Nellie Patricia Harrop

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A FITNESS teacher, who was instrumental in the formation of the Isle of Wight Keep Fit Association, has died aged 86.

Mr Ian Whitehead

Mr Ian Whitehead

Friday, March 27, 2015

A WELL-known Island businessman and restaurateur, Ian Whitehead, has died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, aged 51.

Mrs Jessie Longhurst

Mrs Jessie Longhurst

Friday, March 27, 2015

A FORMER Isle of Wight County Press reporter has died aged 86, following a short illness.

Mr Simon Robert Browning

Mr Simon Robert Browning

Friday, March 27, 2015

A NEWPORT man, who spent his working life as a funeral director, Simon Robert Browning, died at his home on March 9, following a long illness, aged 52.

Mrs Gill Meaton

Mrs Gill Meaton

Friday, March 13, 2015

GILL Meaton, the Spiritualist minister for the Island, has died at the age of 70.

Derrick Malcolm Rouse

Derrick Malcolm Rouse

Friday, March 6, 2015

A FORMER squadron leader, who had a hand in teaching Prince Charles to fly and who once held the world air speed record, former Lt Cdr Derrick Malcolm Rouse, has died aged aged 93.

Mr David Biles

Mr David Biles

Friday, February 27, 2015

WELL-KNOWN farmer, knackerman, cattle dealer, raconteur, horseman and former Island High Sheriff, David Biles MBE has died at his home after a long period of ill health.

Mrs Agnes ‘Nancy’ Ellacott

Mrs Agnes ‘Nancy’ Ellacott

Friday, February 27, 2015

AGNES ‘Nancy’ Ellacott MBE, who devoted much of her life to health services, has died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, aged 77.

John Salisbury

John Salisbury

Friday, February 20, 2015

THE founder of the flourishing Ventnor Film Society, John Salisbury, has died at the age of 66.

Mr Eric Carey-Holt

Mr Eric Carey-Holt

Friday, February 20, 2015

ERIC Carey-Holt, a former IW College lecturer and founder member, fundraiser and lay preacher at the New Methodist Church, Freshwater, has died, aged 68.

Mr Leslie Louis Vanassche

Mr Leslie Louis Vanassche

Friday, February 20, 2015

LESLIE Louis Vanassche, the founder of Leslie’s Motor Group, has died, aged 90.

Mr Geoffrey Lees

Mr Geoffrey Lees

Friday, February 20, 2015

A MEMORIAL service is to be held for Geoffrey Lees, who served his community after retirement from the IW College.

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