Obituaries

Mr Alan Poplett

Friday, May 26, 2017 — 13:30

A ST HELENS man well known in football and cricket circles on the Island, Alan Poplett, has died at home, aged 70.

Mr Keith Arthur John Jacobs

Friday, May 12, 2017 — 13:30

AN ISLAND-born man who has spent six decades of his life on the beaches of Sandown Bay helping — and later running — the family beach business, Keith Arthur John Jacobs, died suddenly in Sandown on May 3, aged 71.

Les Payne

Friday, May 5, 2017 — 16:24

ISLAND-BORN Les Payne, who wanted to be a pop singer and played more than 6,000 gigs during his long and eventful career, has died suddenly at his home in High Wycombe, aged 73.

Dr Robert (Bob) Keats

Friday, April 28, 2017 — 13:50

RESPECTED Green Party politician and dignity in dying campaigner, Dr Robert Keats, has died.

Rachel (Shelly) Catherine Hall

Friday, April 28, 2017 — 13:30

A LONG-term Island resident with a passion for animals, Mrs Rachel (always known as ‘Shelly) Catherine Hall, has died aged 66 after a short illness.

Mr Raymond Gibson

Friday, April 21, 2017 — 13:30

FIFTEEN motorcyclists from the Royal British Legion’s Riders branch formed part of the funeral cortege for Raymond Gibson, a former IW county chairman of the RBL, who has died, aged 80.

Mr Mark Shinkfield

Thursday, April 13, 2017 — 14:30

A SURGEON who worked at St Mary’s Hospital for 20 years has died, aged 59.

Mr John Finch

Thursday, April 13, 2017 — 14:00

A RETIRED coastguard officer, and a founder member of the IW branch of the Submarine Old Comrades Associa-tion, has died aged 91.

Mr Lawrence Holofcener

Friday, April 7, 2017 — 13:50

FORMER Cowes and Ventnor resident — actor, lyricist and sculptor, Lawrence Holofcener, died on March 4, aged 91.

Mrs Marion ‘Jo’ Wright

Friday, April 7, 2017 — 13:40

A TEACHER born on the Island, Jo Wright, died, aged 94, at Match Hill care home, Surrey on March 9.