Obituaries

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.

Mr Peter Garlick

Mr Peter Garlick

Friday, February 20, 2015

A FORMER mayor of Yarmouth and tireless charity worker has died, aged 74.

Robert William Hayter

Robert William Hayter

Friday, February 6, 2015

THE Island-born founder of a well known second-hand furniture and antiques business, Robert William Hayter, died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, following a long illness, last Wednesday, aged 86.

Dorothy Bufton

Dorothy Bufton

Friday, February 6, 2015

A FORMER detective in the Metropolitan Police and founder of the Garden Isle Club, has died aged 89.

Patricia Bown

Patricia Bown

Friday, February 6, 2015

A WOMAN who married more than 8,000 couples on the Island, has died, aged 83.

Noel Lister

Noel Lister

Friday, February 6, 2015

Philanthropist, UKSA founder, and entrepreneur Noel Lister, died aged 87 on January 29.

Cavendish Morton

Cavendish Morton

Friday, February 6, 2015

RENOWNED artist, designer, teacher and philanthopist, Cavendish Morton, has died. He was 103.

Mr Murray Smith

Mr Murray Smith

Friday, January 30, 2015

A FORMER vice-commodore of Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, Murray Smith, has died, aged 84.

Mr Brian Gardener

Mr Brian Gardener

Friday, January 30, 2015

BRIAN Gardener, the businessman and founder of Newclose County Cricket Ground, died last Monday following a short illness, aged 73.

Mr David Evans

Mr David Evans

Friday, January 23, 2015

A SOUTHERN Vectis driver, who had a lifelong passion for buses, died suddenly on New Year’s Day while out with friends.

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