Obituary: Mike Hewitson

8:28am Tuesday 1st February 2011

A tribute to Mike Hewitson submitted by Harry Truman.

Obituary: Colin John Waudby Griffin

8:30am Wednesday 20th October 2010

COLIN John Waudby Griffin died on October 6, 2010, aged 78.

Obituary: Margaret E Way MBE

Somerset County Gazette: Margaret Way

12:22pm Tuesday 20th July 2010

THE many friends and colleagues of Miss Margaret Way MBE are mourning her death which took place on Monday, at The Manor Nursing Home, Bishops Hull, at the age of 92.

Obituary: Mrs Eva Gadd (née Binding)

4:12pm Tuesday 22nd June 2010

Mrs Eva Gadd (née Binding).

Obituary: Sydney Haynes

Somerset County Gazette: Sydney Haynes

12:34pm Monday 15th March 2010

SYDNEY Haynes, headmaster of Queen’s College, Taunton, from 1953 – 1974, has died aged 97 at a nursing home in Taunton. Present headmaster Chris Alcock said: “For many Old Queenians, Sydney was simply ‘Mr Queen’s’.

Obituary: Barry Custance Baker

Somerset County Gazette: Barry Custance Baker

8:53am Tuesday 9th March 2010

Barry Custance Baker, who had lived in Trull for over 50 years, died at home on December 27 aged 94.

Obituary: WRG (Bill) Pearse

Somerset County Gazette: Bill Pearse

12:23pm Thursday 14th January 2010

ONE of Taunton's favourite sons, Bill Pearse, died on January 3 at the age of 85.

Obituary: Chris Clarke

12:16pm Thursday 14th January 2010

Sir Chris Clarke OBE 1941-2009 SIR Chris Clarke dedicated decades of his life to the simple task of helping people make the most of their own lives and in particular to giving society’s less fortunate the chances they need to escape the traps of their misfortune, whether imposed by poor education, ill health or just a social environment that offered too little hope.

Lionel Charles Ewens 1918-2009 : Taunton fighter pilot, glove manufacturer and sportsman

Somerset County Gazette: Lionel Ewens

12:22pm Tuesday 24th November 2009

LIONEL Ewens, who died aged 91, was an old boy of Huish’s Grammar School who became a fighter pilot in the World War 2 afterwards becoming the fourth generation of his family engaged in glove making.

Mr John Williams Garland

10:34am Wednesday 4th February 2009

A THANKSGIVING service for the life of John Williams Garland was held at Temple Methodist Church on Saturday, January 17, following a cremation at Taunton Crematorium. He passed away, aged 88 years, on January 5 at St George’s Residential Home, Taunton, where he had happily lived for the last 15 years of his life and where he enjoyed excellent care.

Mr S. Woodbury

11:10am Thursday 22nd January 2009

WIVELISCOMBE stalwart Sid Woodbury died suddenly on Boxing Day, aged 88.

Mr J. Evans

11:12am Thursday 22nd January 2009

MR Josh Evans, of North Petherton, died tragically on Friday, October 24, 2008, aged 21.

Mr L.C.N. Hardy

11:14am Thursday 22nd January 2009

LEONARD (Len) Colvin Newell Hardy, the first head teacher at West Monkton Secondary School, died in Blackpool, Lancashire, on January 3, aged 94.

Mr N.D. Bruce Copp

11:16am Thursday 22nd January 2009

NEIL Dennis Bruce-Copp OBE, who died after a long battle with cancer on December 31 aged 66, was a prominent businessman, charity benefactor and former student at Wellington School.

Mrs E.V. Clutterbuck

11:17am Thursday 22nd January 2009

EDNA Verena Clutterbuck (née White) died peacefully in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, on January 14 after suffering a stroke.

Mrs M. Junker

11:07am Thursday 22nd January 2009

MARY Junker, PE teacher at the former Weirfield School, Taunton, has died aged 87.

Mr M. Hopkins

11:08am Thursday 22nd January 2009

THE funeral of Michael Hopkins, of Creech St Michael, took place on December 30. He died on December 20, aged 79.

Neil Dennis Bruce-Copp OBE

10:27am Tuesday 13th January 2009

NEIL Dennis Bruce-Copp OBE, who died on December 31, 2008, aged 66, was a prominent businessman, generous benefactor of numerous charities and a keen sportsman Bruce-Copp was the founder, chairman and chief executive of Targus Group Plc, the internationally known portable PC and computer case Company, which he built into an organisation exporting to over 110 countries with a turnover well in excess of £100m per annum.

Maurice John (Jack) Hull

11:37am Thursday 7th February 2008

JACK Hull, who died on January 15, aged 84 years was widely known in Taunton for his involvement with the amateur stage. He had been a member of Taunton Amateur Operatic Society since 1949 and had taken part in most productions from then until a few years ago. He played many minor roles and sang in the chorus and had played Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady, Mr Snow in Carousel and Captain Andy in Showboat, when the Gazette headline ran "Captain Andy is Star."

Mrs Laura Whitefield

9:33am Thursday 26th April 2007

LAURA Emily Dorcas Whitefield, of Holmes Farm, Buckland St Mary, died peacefully with her family beside her on February 20. She was 87.

Mr Ronald Henry Curry (Ron)

3:12pm Friday 16th February 2007

RONALD Henry Curry, of Bridgwater, passed away peacefully at St Margaret's Somerset Hospice on December 18, aged 81.

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