Obituaries

Mr Alain Smith

Mr Alain Smith

Friday, January 29, 2016

UBIQUITOUS man of the theatre Alain Smith has died. He was 73.

Mrs Michele Brade

Mrs Michele Brade

Friday, January 29, 2016

ONE of the founders of the IW Literary Festival, Michele Brade, died suddenly at St Mary’s Hospital on Saturday, January 16, aged 77.

Mr William Edward John Rann

Mr William Edward John Rann

Friday, January 29, 2016

BETTER known as John and widely recognised as well-loved magician The Great Randini, William Edward John Rann has died.

Anthony Hugh Williams

Anthony Hugh Williams

Friday, January 15, 2016

RETIRED engineer and well known Island angler, Anthony Hugh Williams, died aged 80, at The Elms nursing home, Bembridge, on December 30.

Norman Reginald Thompson

Norman Reginald Thompson

Friday, January 8, 2016

A FORMER Island policeman, who also served on board the cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, Norman Reginald Thompson, has died aged 90 — the day after his birthday.

Roy Brinton

Roy Brinton

Friday, January 8, 2016

AUTHOR, historian and former curator of Caris-brooke Castle Museum, Roy Brinton, has died, aged 84.

Robert McAlister

Robert McAlister

Friday, January 8, 2016

A FORMER Royal Marine Commando, who saw heavy fighting in the Second World War, Robert ‘Bob’ McAlister, has died peacefully in hospital, aged 98.

Mr David Sydney Gurd

Mr David Sydney Gurd

Friday, January 1, 2016

A RETIRED police motorcyclist, who became part of Island folklore for his no-nonsense approach, David Sydney Gurd, has died, aged 77.

David Leonard Owen

David Leonard Owen

Thursday, December 24, 2015

FORMER County Press Shop manager David Leonard Owen has died at Oakhaven Hospice, near Lymington, on December 11, following a long illness, aged 71.

Josephine Downer

Josephine Downer

Monday, December 21, 2015

A REMARKABLE former Island woman who was blind from birth but who went on to live an extraordinarily full life including climbing Mount Vesuvius and swimming with dolphins, Josephine Downer, has died aged 89.

Mr Jack Hooper

Mr Jack Hooper

Friday, December 11, 2015

FORMER Sandown and Shanklin Urban District Council chairman, fourth generation longshoreman and businessman, Jack Hooper, has died aged 90.

Mr Ted Sampson

Mr Ted Sampson

Friday, December 11, 2015

WELL-KNOWN Islander and keen golfer Ted Sampson has died at his Freshwater home after a short illness. He was 78.

Mr Peter Hurst

Mr Peter Hurst

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A FORMER editor of the County Press, who spent his entire working life in the regional press, has died at the age of 76.

Mr John Oliver Scarrott

Mr John Oliver Scarrott

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A FORMER Royal Marine commando, who voluntarily fought with the Croatians during the Yugoslav wars of the early Nineties, John Oliver Scarrott, has died, aged 68, following a long illness, on October 31.

Mrs Joanna McArthur (nee Turner)

Mrs Joanna McArthur (nee Turner)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

AN ISLAND woman who represented Great Britain as a trampolinist in the World Championships and survived the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004 in the Indian Ocean, Joanna McArthur, died on Tuesday last week, aged 45, after a short battle with an aggressive form of cancer.

Mr Fred Wheeler

Mr Fred Wheeler

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

FRED Wheeler, a well-known, well-loved Island farmer and true character, has died at the age of 94.

Mrs Andrea Taylor

Mrs Andrea Taylor

Friday, November 20, 2015

THE funeral service has taken place for one of the best known ‘faces’ of Southern Vectis.

Roy Wyld

Roy Wyld

Friday, November 20, 2015

A STALWART of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, Roy Wyld, has died after a long illness, aged 81.

Julian Turrill

Julian Turrill

Friday, November 20, 2015

A POPULAR barman in the West Wight, Julian Turrill, has died, aged 54.

Mrs Josephine Mary Findon

Mrs Josephine Mary Findon

Friday, November 13, 2015

JOSEPHINE Mary Findon (nee Buckingham), who founded the Island’s first private homecare agency at the age of 63, has died aged 92.

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