Category Archives: Tributes

Joe Urquhart 1943-2017

After a long and debilitating illness, Robert “Joe” Urquhart, one of the Valley’s longer standing residents, died peacefully in the Countess Mountbatten Hospice on September 27th September.  He leaves a widow, Felicity, three married children and five grandchildren to whom … Continue reading

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Olive Fullick 1928-2017

  This was the moving tribute at Olive’s funeral service on Tuesday 14th November 2017 by her grandson Neil Westlake. Olive was born on the 6th March, 1928, in Doncaster – yes, she was a South Yorkshire lass, although you … Continue reading

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David Henry Gason Ince DFC BSc FRAeS LdH 1921-2017

On Thursday 31st August St Mary’s Easton was full to capacity to celebrate the life of David Ince.  David was a long term resident of the Itchen Valley had a considerable involvement with the church in the parish  and had … Continue reading

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Brenda Law 1929-2017

St Mary’s Easton was full of family and friends for the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Brenda Law on Tuesday 12th July 2017. The following hymns were sung: Praise my soul the King of heaven, Love Divine All Loves … Continue reading

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Juliet Elizabeth Burnand 1944-2017

The service of Thanksgiving held at St. Peter’s Church in Winchester for the life of Juliet Burnand was incredibly well attended, but for those few who would have liked to attend, but were unable, with Geoffrey’s permission we are publishing … Continue reading

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Mark Chetwynd Godson 1943-2017

It was an immensely moving thanksgiving service for Mark Godson on Saturday 13th May.  Marquees were put up on both sides of St Swithun’s Church and were packed out as almost 300 people joined together to give thanks for the … Continue reading

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Iris Gray’s Thanksgiving Service 25th April 2017 by Revd Alex Pease

On a beautiful sunny April afternoon, 100 of us came to give thanks at St.Swithun’s Martyr Worthy for the life of Iris Gray, the widow of Harry Gray, and of Grace’s Farm Martyr Worthy. Revd. Alex Pease led the service … Continue reading

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Jane Ffennell 1927-2017

St Swithun’s, Martyr Worthy was completely full for the Thanksgiving Service for Jane Ffennell on Tuesday 14th March 2017.   The hymns Be Thou My Vision, The King of Love my Shepherd is, Jane’s favourite For the Beauty of the … Continue reading

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Mark Skipwith 1944-2017

  Mark Skipwith’s funeral was held at Basingstoke Crematorium on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 1030am.  The entrance music was the Lark Ascending by Vaughn Williams and the following hymns were sung: The Lords my Shepherd, Abide with Me and … Continue reading

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John Duncan Harris 1945-2016

About 130 of us went to the Service of Thanksgiving for John Harris held at St Mary’s Easton on Tuesday 6th December 2016.  The service included the hymns: Guide me O thou great redeemer, Praise my soul the king of … Continue reading

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Margaret Alice Harrison 1917-2016

On Thursday 10th November we held the funeral service at St John the Baptist Itchen Abbas for Margaret Harrison a former resident of Itchen Abbas. Her daughter Di chose the following hymns:  ‘I the Lord of Sea and Sky’, ‘The … Continue reading

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Lady Atkinson – a tribute

This tribute was written by Hazel’s family for her funeral and is copied here by permission. Hazel died on Sunday 18th September peacefully at home. Lady Hazel was born on 15th November 1927 in Carlisle, Cumbria. She attended the Carlisle … Continue reading

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Lorna Fewtrell 1921-2016

Lorna Fewtrell’s funeral was held at St Mary’s Easton on Tuesday 13th September 2016.  The church was packed out and the service led by Revd. Rebecca Fardell was very moving. Psalm 121 was read and the hymns: All Creatures of … Continue reading

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George Sinclair Stoney 1929-2016

Around 90 of us attended the Thanksgiving Service for George Stoney held at St Mary’s Easton on Tuesday 17th May 2016.  The Easton Bell Ringers rang in his honour and Derek Beck put together a scratch choir to sing an … Continue reading

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Vera Thompson

The following tribute written by Kaye Thompson was read at the thanksgiving service for Vera Thompson on Wednesday 3rd February ‘Vera was born in Hendon in August 1929. As a child, during the war she was evacuated to Suffolk, along … Continue reading

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