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Obituary: Pat Harnett – ‘wonderful host’ at Tiptoe’s Danewood B&B

FORMER guests of local B&B landlady Pat Harnett sent condolence cards to her husband Terry following her death, with many remembering her as “the most perfect host”. Pat had run Danewood B&B in Tiptoe from...

Obituary: Peter Baker – former Ringwood councillor was passionate about social equality and ‘always...

A FORMER Ringwood councillor and banker with a strong interest in politics, social justice and football has died at the age of 94. The son of a naval officer, Peter Baker spent part of his...

Obituary: David Bursey – well-known New Forest postman

POPULAR Beaulieu postman David Bursey has died at the age of 62. A familiar face on his round for more than 12 years, David never felt his job was just delivering the post and would...

Obituary: Mary Falk – record-breaking transatlantic sailor

AFTER taking up sailing in her 20s Mary Falk went on to achieve the fastest Atlantic crossing in a 35-foot boat – a record she still held when she died recently at the age...

Obituary: Tom Pepper – lifelong Sway bridge enthusiast and former computer programmer

SWAY Bridge Club founder and former vice-chairman of New Forest Mencap Tom Pepper has died at the age of 74. After spending much of his working life as a computer programmer and consultant, Tom retrained...

Obituary: Roy Davis – longstanding owner of Pennington Cross Garage

LONGSTANDING Pennington Cross Garage proprietor Roy Davis has died at the age of 99. Born in Plymouth in 1921, Roy had two brothers, Gordon and Ian. His father was a congregational minister so the family...

Obituary: Nick Filbee – Lymington solicitor, musician and former chair of Coda Music Trust

RESPECTED Lymington solicitor and former chair of the Walkford-based Coda Music Trust Nick Filbee has died at the age of 72. A talented artist and musician, Nick was also involved with many local groups and...

Obituary: Joan Harris – international dancer and ballet authority on several classic films

FORMER international dancer Joan Harris, who was ballet mistress for classic film The Red Shoes and director of ballet at the Norwegian Opera, has died at the age of 100. A leading light in the...

Obituary: Lawrie Jenman – co-founder of New Forest Ice Cream

LAWRIE Jenman, the co-founder of one of the district’s best-known brands New Forest Ice Cream, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness. Lawrie, who with his wife Sue launched the company...
John Lovell

John Lovell: Village’s 90-year-old litter-picking ‘local hero’

A DEDICATED Marchwood man who spent much of his time litter picking in the community has died aged 90. John Harold Lovell was a familiar face around the village for his efforts to keep the...
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