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Obituary: Colin Fagan – former president of Lymington Rowing Club who was an ‘inspirational’...

LYMINGTON Rowing Club president Colin Fagan, who spent more than two decades with the organisation, has died aged 81. Colin, who joined the club in the early 1990s, coached both crews and individuals to success...

Obituary: Donald King – former New Forest police officer received BEM for saving lives...

FORMER New Forest police officer Donald King, who received a British Empire Medal for his gallantry in saving the lives of three teenaged boys, has died at the age of 87. It was during his...

Obituary: Leigh Webb – ‘wonderful character’ owned Lymington chicken factory Webb’s Country Foods

THE former owner of Webb’s Country Foods chicken processing factory in Lymington, Leigh Webb, died age 82 on Christmas Eve. The father-of-three lived for 18 years in a large house, called Tukal, situated on the...

Obituary: Roy Hunt – well-known farmer regularly brought piglets to the New Forest Show

FARMER Roy Hunt, who was a popular figure at the New Forest Show where he organised the pig section of the local food and farming display, has died at the age of 80. Well known...

Obituary: Dr Derek Browne – former Brockenhurst GP and exercise enthusiast

A POPULAR and well-respected Brockenhurst GP who served for almost 30 years at the same practice has died aged 78. Dr Derek Browne served on the committees of many local organisations, including as president of...

Obituary: Shirley Bolt – former Hythe GP and psychosexual therapist

FORMER Hythe GP and psychosexual therapist Shirley Bolt has died aged 86. Shirley was a practice partner at Hythe Medical Centre – now Waterside Health Centre – in Beaulieu Road, and worked part-time for ExxonMobil...

Obituary: David Jupp – passionate sailor and former chair of Friends of Hurst Castle

DAVID Jupp, a popular sailor and former chair of the Friends of Hurst Castle, has died aged 77. Described by friends as an “exceptional man”, David moved to Milford from London in 1988 and joined...

Obituary: Jonathan Rogers – Lymington GP who won several international yacht races

HIGHLY respected Lymington GP Jonathan Rogers, who founded the town’s pioneering Wednesday Junior Sailing programme for youngsters of all backgrounds, has died at the age of 81. A first class sailor in his own right,...

Obituary: Michael Rickman – former Sway heating engineer who won a Crufts award

TRIBUTES have been paid to an “honest, hard-working and trustworthy” Sway heating engineer whose love of dogs led to winning an accolade at Crufts. Michael Rickman (87) was born and bred in Sway and retained a...

Obituary: Norman Yates – former Sway parish councillor and chairman of village conservation group

  A FORMER Sway parish councillor and chair of the village Conservatives group, Norman Yates, has died at the age of 93. A well-known figure in the Sway community where he lived for three decades, Norman...
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