Obituaries

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.

Mr Martyn Bull

Mr Martyn Bull

Friday, November 4, 2016

FORMER radio presenter, nightclub DJ and well-known taxi driver Martyn Bull has died, aged 60.

Alan Rouse

Alan Rouse

Friday, October 28, 2016

A FORMER CP reporter and osteopath, Alan Rouse, has died, aged 79.

Molly Alice Rigby

Molly Alice Rigby

Friday, October 14, 2016

MOLLY Alice Rigby, a retired teacher who taught many people in Ryde, has died, aged 96.

John Gourley

John Gourley

Friday, October 14, 2016

ONE of the Island’s driving test examiners during the 1970s and 1980s, John Gourley, has died, aged 84.

Mollie Clapp

Mollie Clapp

Friday, October 14, 2016

ISLAND-BORN Mollie Clapp, who served as a leading aircraftwoman during the Second World War, has died aged 96, following a fall at home.

Mr Nigel Brade

Mr Nigel Brade

Friday, October 7, 2016

AN INTEGRAL member of the IW Literary Festival and IW Day teams, Nigel Brade, has died after a dignified battle with cancer, aged 59.

Mr John Shorter

Mr John Shorter

Friday, October 7, 2016

A FORMER policeman who survived the sinking of the IW ferry, Portsdown, during the war by a stroke of luck, has died at 93.

Mr Marcel Paul Henriette

Mr Marcel Paul Henriette

Friday, October 7, 2016

A RYDE man who, as a 17-year-old Royal Navy seaman witnessed the infamous Christmas Island nuclear bomb tests in 1957, has died aged 76.

Barry Dyer

Barry Dyer

Friday, September 30, 2016

A FORMER member of Bembridge Lifeboat crew, who helped to save the lives of over 300 people during more than 30 years of service, has died, aged 73.

George Harlow

George Harlow

Friday, September 23, 2016

THE FUNERAL service has taken place for retired senior accountant George Harlow who died at the age of 68 after a three year battle with cancer.

Roy Jones

Roy Jones

Friday, September 23, 2016

ONE OF the driving forces behind the success of the IW Rugby Football Club (IWRFC), Roy Jones has died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice on Sunday (18), aged 90.

Keith Allen George Lacey

Keith Allen George Lacey

Friday, September 23, 2016

ISLAND-born former County Press employee, IW Council chairman and Newport Football Club president, Keith Allen George Lacey, died at St Mary’s Hospital, Newport, on Monday (19), aged 86.

Sheila Mary Targett

Sheila Mary Targett

Friday, September 9, 2016

A LIFELONG musician, churchgoer and keen traveller has died, aged 90.

Nino Besozzi

Nino Besozzi

Friday, September 2, 2016

ONE of the Island’s most colourful characters, Nino Besozzi, has died, aged 88.

John Hilsum

John Hilsum

Friday, September 2, 2016

A PROMINENT Island educationalist and cricket coach, John Hilsum, has died.

Gwen Young and Grace Mabey

Gwen Young and Grace Mabey

Friday, September 2, 2016

TWO sisters, one the first woman Totland Parish councillor, have died within four days of each other.

Joyce Nightingale

Joyce Nightingale

Friday, August 26, 2016

A familiar figure to Ryde residents and holiday-makers has died.

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