George Harlow

By Richard Wright

Published on Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:00


George Harlow

George Harlow

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.

Mr Harlow was born to Charlie and Ada Harlow and grew up with his two brothers John and David in Essex.

When he left school he started training as a junior accountant at the Co-Op.

He married and had two sons, Matt and Paul.

After several jobs he finally settled in the County Press head office in Newport from 1985.

When he retired in 2009 he was the chief accountant and secretary to the board of directors.

Mr Harlow and his partner of 24 years, Freda Mackenzie, were well known around the Island for dinner parties, outings and socialising as well as for his charity work.

He would be delighted to greet his grandchildren Andrew, Isabel, Alex and Gina and loved to see Freda’s daughter Carol and her family —Tara, Liam and Kieron.

Mr Harlow, from St Albans Road in Ventnor, was always interested in community projects and charities and joined the Rotary Club. There was hardly a charity event with which his club was connected over the last 20 years with which he was not associated.

Many Islanders will remember him arranging the cones and marshalling the cars at many charity events across the Island including Walk the Wight and those at Barton Manor and Arreton Barns Craft Village.

It was no surprise to see him Walking the Wight even in recent times.

He would be there setting up all the cones and organising the parking then doing the walk.

He died at the Earl Mountbatten Hospice and a funeral service was held at the IW Crematorium at Whippingham last Thursday.

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