Obituaries

Mrs Muriel Patricia Lovelace

Mrs Muriel Patricia Lovelace

Friday, February 10, 2017

A RETIRED civil servant with a passion for travel, gardening and photography, Muriel Patricia Lovelace, died at her Whippingham home, on January 26, aged 97.

Mrs June Rosemary Williams

Mrs June Rosemary Williams

Friday, February 3, 2017

Island-born former post office assistant June Rosemary Williams has died, following a long illness, at St Mary’s Hospital. She was 86.

Mr Edward Satherley

Mr Edward Satherley

Friday, February 3, 2017

THE Island’s first mobile librarian, Edward Satherley, has died, aged 94.

Cllr Morris Barton

Cllr Morris Barton

Friday, January 27, 2017

MORRIS Barton, the politician who dubbed himself a ‘Reasonable Revolutionary’, who brought colour and controversy to council chamber in equal measure has died. He was 75.

Cllr Colin Richards

Cllr Colin Richards

Friday, January 27, 2017

TRIBUTES have been paid to Cllr Colin Richards, who died on Sunday at the age of 75.
He died at St Mary’s Hospital.

Mr Steve Sleight

Mr Steve Sleight

Friday, January 27, 2017

WELL-known Cowes author, broadcaster, sail-or and boatbuilder, Steve Sleight, has died aged 64, after a long illness.

Cdr Christopher John Hilton Smith

Cdr Christopher John Hilton Smith

Friday, January 27, 2017

A RESPECTED Royal Navy Commander has died, aged 47.
Christopher John Hilton Smith, the son of Dr John and Anthea Smith, and the husband of Sarah, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 19.

Mr Dave Gray

Mr Dave Gray

Friday, January 27, 2017

IN JUST hours, the community rallied behind an appeal to raise £3,000 to pay for the funeral of Island surfing guru David ‘Dave’ Gray, who died at his Ventnor home last Friday.

Mrs Olwyn Archer

Mrs Olwyn Archer

Friday, January 20, 2017

WELL-KNOWN fundraiser Olwyn Archer has died, aged 90.

Dom Cuthbert Johnson

Dom Cuthbert Johnson

Friday, January 20, 2017

THE abbot of Quarr Abbey from 1996 to 2008, Dom Cuthbert Johnson, has died in Sunderland, aged 71.

Mr Reginald Colley

Mr Reginald Colley

Friday, January 20, 2017

A VENTNOR character with a lifelong commitment to football, Reginald Colley, has died aged 96 at Downside House, Ventnor.

Mrs Marion Elizabeth Fletcher

Mrs Marion Elizabeth Fletcher

Friday, January 13, 2017

SHE was born in Yorkshire and died in London, but Marion Elizabeth Fletcher loved the Island and returned throughout her life.

Mr Brian Winnard

Mr Brian Winnard

Friday, January 13, 2017

A KEEN windsurfer and ballroom dancer, Brian Winnard has died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, aged 84.

Mrs Betty Doris Whitehouse

Mrs Betty Doris Whitehouse

Friday, January 13, 2017

A WOMAN with a deep, ingrained passion for the sea and Island countryside, Betty Doris Whitehouse, died at Ward House Nursing Home, Ventnor, on December 19, aged 98.

Mr Ivan Hayward

Mr Ivan Hayward

Friday, January 13, 2017

IVAN Hayward, who was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s birthday honours list of 1981, has died at the age of 88.

Mrs Doris May Stewardson

Mrs Doris May Stewardson

Friday, January 6, 2017

A HOSPITAL and hospice volunteer, Doris May Stewardson, has died, aged 90.

Mr John Graham Hopetoun Verey

Mr John Graham Hopetoun Verey

Friday, December 23, 2016

A MAN whose family business went on to become part of Wight Salads, has died at a care home, in Newport, aged 95.

Valerie Reddington (Nee Gaunt)

Valerie Reddington (Nee Gaunt)

Friday, December 9, 2016

THE woman remembered as the first Hammer horror vampire to bare her fangs on screen, Valerie Sheila Reddington, died at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, on November 27, aged 84.
As actress Valerie Gaunt, she appeared with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing in two films — firstly in The Curse of Frankenstein in 1957, as Victor Frankenstein’s maid and mistress, Justine.

Dr Renato ‘Sonny’ Levi

Dr Renato ‘Sonny’ Levi

Friday, November 25, 2016

WORLD-FAMOUS high-performance racing and leisure boats designer, Dr Renato ‘Sonny’ Levi, died peacefully at his Porchfield home on November 12, aged 90.

Mr Raymond Kenneth Loftus

Mr Raymond Kenneth Loftus

Friday, November 11, 2016

SECOND World War veteran turned IW railwayman, Raymond Kenneth Loftus, has died, aged 94.

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