Obituaries

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.

Mrs Joy Wroath

Mrs Joy Wroath

Friday, May 22, 2015

MRS Joy Wroath, whose irrepressible energy made an memorable impact on many aspects of Island life, has died while on a Mediterranean cruise, aged 83.

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.

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