Category Archives: Tributes

Rochienne Pearce 1948-2020

  30 of us met on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at St Mary’s Easton to say goodbye to Rochienne Pearce, a long time resident of Fulling Mill, Easton.  The processional music was Prelude de la porte heroique du ciel by … 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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Eric Alfred Hobbs 1935-2020

Under the special circumstances of coronavirus lockdown, eight of us said goodbye at Test Valley Crematorium to Eric Hobbs a life time resident of Easton. Lorraine Bradbeer, Eric’s great niece gave the following tribute: Eric Alfred Hobbs was my Great … 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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Daniel McPherson Baxter (‘Neil’) 1928-2019

Many relations and friends (including the current mayor of Winchester Cllr Eleanor Bell) gathered at St John’s Itchen Abbas to say goodbye to Neil Baxter on Wednesday 18th December 2019.  We heard a recording of Amazing Grace played on the … Continue reading

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Eirlys May Haslam 1931-2019

Too soon after her beloved Fred, we said goodbye to Eirlys Haslam at St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy on Tuesday 3rd December 2019.  The church was packed with over 75 friends and family.  We sand The Lord’s my shepherd, Praise my … Continue reading

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Dr Robert David Briggs 1939-2019

We had a wonderful funeral service for Nick and Jonathan Briggs’ father David on Monday 25th November 2019 at St Mary’s Easton. We sang Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, Abide with me and Jerusalem.  John Purver played the organ. … Continue reading

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Susan Lesley Olden 1948-2019

  Family and friends (including many from Hazeldene Gardens and CAMEO) gathered to say goodbye to Sue Olden at Basingstoke Crematorium today.  A wonderful lively character from Hazeldene Gardens in Itchen Abbas who lit up our monthly CAMEO lunches at … 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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Fred Haslam 1930-2019

On Wednesday 7th August 2019, St Swithun’s Martyr Worthy welcomed over 1oo people to celebrate the life of Fred Haslam, a long term resident of Martyr Worthy.  John Purver played the organ beautifully with Sheep may safely graze by JS … Continue reading

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Joan Mary Elizabeth Howard 1922-2019

Many friends, family and neighbours came to St John’s Itchen Abbas say goodbye to Joan Howard who died on 23rd May 2019.  Joan was one of the longest residents of our Valley and was greatly loved and appreciated by so … Continue reading

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John Guest 1928-2019

Just over 50 of us joined together with Beryl, Maureen, Jessica and Lewis for John’s funeral at Basingstoke Crematorium on Tuesday 9th April 2019. The entrance music was ‘True Love’ sung by Bing Crosby.  Jessica read “I said to the … Continue reading

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Gerald John Symes (Bunny) 1924-2019

Over 70 neighbours, former neighbours and family members gathered together at St Mary’s Easton on Wednesday 20th March 2019 for the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Gerald Symes known to so many as ‘Bunny’, and to his 6 nieces … Continue reading

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