I am sorry to advise of the death of Vincent Naylor who had been a member of the Forum since 2010. Vincent was a former ICI employee and a committed Catholic who spent time in retirement to help people out of poverty and into work or education. He was a long-term supporter of the St Vincent de Paul Centre in Leeds, Christian Aid and St Robert’s Church in Harrogate.
Vincent spoke to the Forum in November 2012 about his Impressions of India where he had done voluntary service and on two other occasions, he spoke on Members Mornings about Zambia and the Philippines. All his talks were well prepared and detailed. He showed a lively interest at every meeting and could be guaranteed to ask a relevant question of our speakers.
Vincent was 78 and had been diagnosed with lymphoma some 20 years ago. With modern treatment, his health problems were controlled and he was able to lead a reasonably normal life with occasional hospital visits. Throughout everything, he maintained his friendly and cheerful disposition which will be remembered yet sadly missed by us all.
Our sincere condolences are extended to his family on their sad loss.
The funeral will be held at St Robert’s Church on 30th December 2021 at 11.30am.
Recorded by: RICHARD WRIGHT