2016: Obituary – Glennis Owen (Glen) Bower

BOWER Glennis Owen (Glen) Peacefully passed away on Wednesday 1st June 2016, aged 92 years. A much loved Husband, Father and Grandfather, who will be greatly missed by all of the family. A service of Thanksgiving & Remembrance will be held at St James Church, Kingston on Friday 17th of June at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired, to Local Macmillan Nurses, may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/glen-bower or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel 01929 422445

Bournemouth Echo, 9 June 2016

2015: Obituary: Ivy Louisa LEWIS nee CHAPPELL

LEWIS Ivy Louisa (née Chappell) Passed away peacefully after a short illness at Poole Hospital on Friday 20th November aged 86 years. Beloved wife of the late Ron. Dearly loved mother of Dennis, Owen, Brian, Sue, Jackie, Julie and Teresa and to Vreni, Roz, Sue, Simon, Adrian, Tony and the late Rich. A loving grandma and great grandma. Funeral Service in the Church of St James, Kingston on Monday 7th December at 2.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance may be sent to Albert Marsh Funeral Directors, St Michaels Road, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 4QU. Tel: 01929 552107.

Bournemouth Echo, 3 December 2015

2014: Obituary: Angela Susan LARDNER nee KING

LARDNER ANGELA SUSAN. Passed away peacefully at Joseph Weld Hospice on 30th November 2014, aged 68 years. Much loved wife of Peter, devoted mother of Matthew and Rebecca, grandma to Molly and Oscar. Funeral Service will be held at Poole Crematorium on Monday 15th December at 11.00 am followed by a Service to Celebrate her Life at St James Church, Kingston at 12.30 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Woods Funeral Services, 11a Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW. Tel: 01305 250425

Bournemouth Echo, 3 December 2014

2012: Obituary: Colin Henry SANSOM

SANSOM Colin Henry. Passed away peacefully after a long illness on Saturday 22nd September 2012 aged 74 years. He will be sadly missed by his wife, daughters, grandchildren, friends and all the staff at Clevedon Court which the family would like to thank. Funeral service on Tuesday 2nd October, 1.30pm at South Bristol Crematorium. Family flowers only please but donations if desired for Parkinsons UK & Crohns and Colitis UK may be sent c/o Arthur E Davey & Sons, 82 Silvers Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS. Tel: 01275 852307

Bristol Evening Post,  27 September 2012

2008: Obituary: John LOCK

LOCK JOHN. Peacefully at Swanage Hospital after a long illness, on 7th December 2008, aged 68 years. Much loved husband of Joyce, father to Sheralyn and Darren and grandfather to Louisa, Tyler, Tegan and Jake. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral Service at St. James Church, Kingston, Corfe Castle on Wednesday 17th December at 11.00am. Family flowers only please. Donations to ‘Swanage Hospital’ may be sent to James Smith F/D., 60a Kings Road, Swanage. BH19 1HR. Tel 01929 422445.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 11 December 2008

2005: Obituary: Violet Constance Naomi CHAPMAN

CHAPMAN VIOLET CONSTANCE NAOMI. Passed away peacefully at Alderney Hospital on February 20th 2005 aged 88 years. Much loved and missed Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Funeral Service at St James’ Church, Kingston, Corfe Castle on Tuesday 1st March at 12.00 noon. Flowers may be sent to James Smith F/D, 60a Kings Road, Swanage. Tel (01929) 422445

Bournemouth Daily Echo – 26 February 2005

2004: Mourners fill church in tribute to popular priest

Hundreds of mourners packed into Kingston church to say their final farewells to a popular parish priest.

The Rev Robert Watton died suddenly of a heart attack at the age of 59 just months after taking early retirement.

His eldest daughter Hannah, 20, said: “The church was full and people were standing out in the rain. We were really happy lots of people came as it makes you realise how much of an effect he had.”

Mr Watton spent 13 years as rector of the Parishes of the Purbeck Hills and was chairman of governors for St George’s First School at Langton Matravers. Up to 100 paintings by the school’s children, aged two to eight, were placed on display inside St James’s Church for his funeral. He retired for health reasons in October 2003 and at his new home near Exeter he had been enjoying walks on Dartmoor.

Churchwarden Don Pratt, who worked with Mr Watton for 11 years, said: “The news came as a shock, especially as Robert had been enjoying his retirement. Everyone was saddened and all send their condolences to Robert’s family, including his daughters Hannah, Jess, Susie and grandson Joshua. Robert was a faithful priest and touched the hearts of many by his care and ministry at baptisms, weddings and funerals. He will be long remembered in the villages, and with tourists through the popular summer services he developed at St Aldhelm’s Chapel.”

His funeral service was conducted by long-standing friends Canon Humphry York and Father Kenneth Noakes.

Bournemouth Echo, Thursday 19 August 2004

2004: Obituary: Reverend Robert N K WATTON

WATTON Revd ROBERT N K. Former Rector of Langton Matravers, Worth and Kingston. Died suddenly at home on 4th August 2004. Beloved Dad to Hannah, Jess, Susie and Grandad to Joshua. The Funeral will be held at St James Church, Kingston on 16th August at 2pm. A jubilant Service at Robert’s request, black is not necessary. Family flowers only please but donations for ‘Medecins Sans Frontieres UK’ may be sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage. BH19 1HR. Tel 01929 422445.

Bournemouth Daily Echo, 11 August 2004

1991: Obituary: Ernest SANSOM

SANSOM – On May 1st 1991 peacefully at Elmwood Grove Retirement Home, Ernest aged 84 lately of Kingston, Corfe Castle widower of Hilda, father of Colin and to Elaine grandfather of Karen and Claire, and great grandfather of Simon. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service to be held at St James Church Kingston on Thursday May 9th at 2.30pm followed by burial in the Churchyard. Flowers or donations if preferred for the Poole Hospital Kidney Unit c/o James Smith FD, 60a Kings Road, Swanage.

[Obituary notice courtesy of Claire Hawker, granddaughter of Henry Ernest ‘Ern’ Sansom]

1991: Obituary: Hilda SANSOM

SANSOM – On February 16th 1991 peacefully in Poole Hospital, Hilda aged 86 years lately Kingston, Corfe Castle, dealy loved wife of Ernest, mother of Colin and to Elaine, grandmother of Karen and Claire and Great Grandmother of Simon she will be sadly missed by all her family. Funeral Service to be held at St James Church Kingston on Monday February 25th at 2pm followed by burial in the churchyard. Flowers or if preferred donations for The British Heart Foundation or Parkinsons Disease Society may be sent to Tapper Funeral Service, 32/34 Parkstone Road, Poole.

[Obituary notice courtesy of Claire Hawker, granddaughter of Hilda Sansom]