Obituaries

Dr Margaret Payne

Dr Margaret Payne

Friday, March 24, 2017

RETIRED senior clinical medical officer to the former IW District Health Authority, Dr Margaret Payne, died at her Seaview home, on March 9, aged 99.

Mr Peter Habens

Mr Peter Habens

Friday, March 24, 2017

AN ISLAND man who dedicated his life and career to the development of the hovercraft, Peter Habens, died peacefully at Vecta House residential care home, Newport, on February 5, aged 91.

Mr Henry John Peach

Mr Henry John Peach

Friday, March 17, 2017

A WARTIME submariner and one of the original ‘Barton Boneheads’ who attended Barton School, Henry John Peach, has died at his home in Newport last Wednesday, aged 96.

Mr James Smith Hart

Mr James Smith Hart

Friday, March 17, 2017

ISLAND man James Smith Hart, one of a handful of survivors of the infamous Eucliffe massacre after Hong Kong was taken by the Japanese in 1941, died last Wednesday, aged 101.

Mr Colin Simpson

Mr Colin Simpson

Friday, March 17, 2017

THE former chief executive of South Wight Borough Council, Colin Simpson, has died, aged 88.

Mrs Marie Rosina Read

Mrs Marie Rosina Read

Friday, March 10, 2017

RETIRED former hotelier and beach cafe owner, Marie Rosina Read, has died at the Orchard House Care Home, Newport.

Mr Ray Rowsell

Mr Ray Rowsell

Friday, March 10, 2017

A FORMER Island county councillor, who was awarded the British Empire Medal for his work in the community, has died at the age of 87.

Mr Frank Edward Creasey

Mr Frank Edward Creasey

Friday, March 3, 2017

A FORMER lighthouse keeper, who served at St Catherine’s and The Needles lighthouses, Frank Edward Creasey, has died, aged 73.

Dr George Stewart Duncan

Dr George Stewart Duncan

Friday, March 3, 2017

THE funeral has taken place of Dr George Stewart Duncan, a retired Ryde GP, who died at the age of 85.

Mr Peter Meech

Mr Peter Meech

Friday, February 24, 2017

AFTER enjoying a long retirement in Cowes, an ex-governor of Albany Prison, Peter Meech, has died aged 91.

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.

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