Category Archives: Obituary

Funeral Arrangements for Peter Staples

Peter’s funeral will take place on Friday November 13th in St. Robert’s Church Pannal at 230p.m.

Numbers are limited in the current situation but the service will be streamed live on You Tube and anyone wishing to participate this way can join online using the link https://youtu.be/-fQr4r7QS3c.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

MORE SAD NEWS.

I am sorry to have to advise you of the death of Peter Staples on October 27th. He had been in Harrogate Hospital for a small operation but developed pneumonia and passed away.

Peter was another member from our 2008 intake and had been our Chairman for the 2016/2017 season. and in 2011, assisted by his wife Margaret, gave an illustrated talk to the Forum about their trip from Rio to Lima via Macchu Picchu which was well received.

Peter was another Forum stalwart, always cheery and friendly and will be much missed by his friends and members.

Condolences have been offered to Margaret and family on behalf of the Forum .

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

More Distressing News.

I am sorry to have to advise you of the death of Bardner Horn today. Gordon Percy advised me that Bardner suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently passed away.

Bardner had been a member since 2008 and a regular Forum attender over the years.

Our condolences are extended to his family.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

SOME SAD NEWS.

It is with real regret that I have to let you know of the death of His Honour Judge Derek Clarkson Q.C. Derek died peacefully at his home yesterday.

It is good to remember celebrating his 90th birthday last Christmas and he had also just celebrated his Diamond Wedding.

Derek was a popular and respected Forum Member having joined in 2005 and he was our Chairman in the season 2017/2018. More importantly he contributed to our activities enormously with his amusing and regular talks on his legal reminesces and mysteries. At the annual Christmas lunch he further entertained each year with appropriate anecdotes and stories.

He will be sorely missed but also remembered with real affection by many.

Our condolences to Petronella and family are sent at this time.

My thanks to John Taylor for providing the advice about Derek’s passing.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY

KEN SELKIRK

I’m sorry to have to advise you of the death of Ken Selkirk, a former member who attended intermittently for many years and may be remembered for his polished votes of thanks.

My thanks to John Taylor for providing this information.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

FUNERAL..DENNIS ANDERSON

I can confirm that the funeral arrangements for Dennis are Wednesday January 22nd at 3 p.m. at Stonefall Crematorium and afterwards at the Pavillions.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY

SAD START TO 2020

I am sorry to have to advise you that member Dennis Anderson passed away yesterday evening at the age of ninety after a short period of ill health.

Dennis had been a member since 2012 and spent his career in teaching, latterly as a headmaster retiring from Coppice School. He was my next door neighbour for over twenty years and a friend who will be missed. Condolences have been extended to his family, wife June and son John.

NEIL RAM,SHAW SECRETARY

FUNERAL…BILL McNICOL

Bill McNicol’s funeral will be at Stonefall Crematorium at 12 20 p.m. on Thursday December 12th with refreshments afterwards at the Yorkshire Hotel near the Cenotaph.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

PASSING OF BILL McNICOL

It is with some sadness that I have to advise that member Bill McNicol has died peacefully at the nursing home he was in. There is no news currently regarding funeral arrangements.

Bill was the last of the Forum’s World War II veterans and was always a genial friendly presence when attending Forum and when mobile a valuable part of the kitchen team.

Bill would have been 96 in January, a good age, but will still be sorely missed by those who knew him.

Thanks to Mrs Clarkson who advised John Taylor of Bill’s death.

NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY.

PASSING OF MRS P.COGGAN

I have been advised of the death of  Phyllisl Coggan , the widow of long standing former Forum member and mainstay Ray Coggan.

Her funeral will be in Stokesley next Thursday and I am indebted to this information provided by Frank and Mary Ellis.

NEIL RAMSHAW   SECRETARY