Category Archives: Funerals

April Rivett-Carnac – Burial of Ashes

At a quiet service for the family on a very cold April morning we placed April’s ashes next to those of her beloved husband Miles.  Thus the family has had a sense of April having returned to her beloved Martyr … Continue reading

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Margaret Christine Hellier 1935-2020

Close family only were able to say goodbye today to Margaret Hellier who lived with her husband Russell for many years at Willowmead in Easton.  The processional music was Charles Aznavour singing ‘Old Fashioned Way’ and the recessional was ‘Edelweiss’ … Continue reading

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Beryl Irene Walker 1928-2020

A close group of family and friends met today to say a sad goodbye to Beryl Walker.  John Dover played the organ processional and Psalm 23 as a recessional.  Given the Covid restrictions, we were limited to lip synching and … Continue reading

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Charlie Bullen 1941-2020

We held two services for Charlie Bullen of Avington Park on Tuesday 29th September 2020.  The first was the Cremation Service at Basingstoke Crematorium and then the Thanksgiving Service at St. Mary’s Avington.  There were about 30 of us at … Continue reading

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Jim Gillo Glasspool 1933-2020

30 of us, appropriately socially distanced and wearing masks (and 22 on zoom) came together on Wednesday 23rd September to say goodbye to long term resident of Itchen Abbas Jim Glasspool.  The zoom recording of the service follows.  Unfortunately some … Continue reading

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Jim Glasspool’s Funeral

Dear Parishioners As you know due to current Covid restrictions it is not possible for us to hold a funeral for Jim for more than 30 people.  However we will be broadcasting it on zoom.  If you would like to … Continue reading

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Charlie Bullen

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to advise you of the death of long term resident of Avington Park Charlie Bullen last week.  Funeral details will follow. Best wishes Alex Revd. Alex Pease rector@itchenvalleychurches.org http://www.itchenvalleychurches.org 01962 779845

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Jim Glasspool

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to advise you of the death on Monday of Jim Glasspool long term resident of Itchen Abbas.  I will let you know details about the funeral in due course, although of course attendance will … Continue reading

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Rochienne Pearce

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to advise you of the death last night of Rochienne Pearce, a long term resident of Easton. Funeral details will be made available in due course. Best wishes Alex Pease Revd. Alex Pease rector@itchenvalleychurches.org … Continue reading

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Derek Pryce-Jones

Dear Neighbours I am so sorry to advise you of the death of Derek Pryce-Jones, who along with his wife Dilys was a long term resident of Easton.  Following the death of his wife in 2004 Derek became one of the … Continue reading

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Alan James Jordan 1931-2020

St John’s Church, Itchen Abbas was packed full for the Thanksgiving Service to celebrate the life of Alan Jordan on Thursday 6th February 2020. The service was led by Revd. Andrew Micklefield.  The hymns Praise my Soul, Come Down, O … Continue reading

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Dr Alan Jordan

Alan Jordan’s thanksgiving service will be at 3.30pm on Thursday 6th February at St John’s Church Itchen Abbas and will be led, in my absence abroad, by Revd. Andrew Micklefield. Best wishes Alex

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Neil Baxter

Dear Neighbours, I am so sorry to advise you of the death of Neil Baxter, a long term resident of Itchen Abbas and former mayor of Winchester.  The funeral service will be held at St John’s Itchen Abbas on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Eirlys Haslam

I am so sorry to tell you the sad news that Eirlys Haslam, mother of Sally and Jo and devoted wife of Fred, passed away peacefully on Thursday afternoon. We are currently making arrangements for a thanksgiving service and I will … Continue reading

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Elsie Lark Binney-Martin 2018-2019

St Mary’s Easton was bedecked with soft toys and filled with lit candles and many, many photos as we gathered as a community to say goodbye to Elsie Lark and stand with her parents Phil and Helena in their grief. … Continue reading

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