2020 Obituary: Elaine Sansom nee Fowler

SANSOM ELAINE passed away in the BRI on Tuesday 4th August, 2020 aged 78 years. Elaine will be very sadly missed by her daughter Claire along with her grandchildren, great-grandaughter and all her family and friends. A private cremation will take place. Family Flowers only but donations, if desired, for Crohns and Colitis UK may be sent to Arthur E Davey & Sons. 82 Silver Street, Nailsea, BS48 2DS. Tel. 01275 852307.

Published in North Somerset Times, 12 August 2020

2018 Obituary: Margaret Joan Harris

HARRIS Margaret Joan Passed away peacefully at Pine Martin Grange Care Home on 9th July 2018 aged 99 years. Margaret is survived by her 3 Children, 7 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Her memorial service will be held at St James Church, Kingston on 25th July 2018 at 12:30 pm Family flowers only please and donations, if wished, to the NSPCC or Macmillan Cancer Support may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/margaret-harris or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel: 01929 422445.

Published in the Dorset Echo on 19 July 2018

2018: Obituary – Betty Bower nee Dorey

BOWER Betty Passed away peacefully on 22nd April 2018 aged 90 years. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends. Much loved Wife to the late Glen, Mother to Angela and Helen, mother-in-law to Tim and Malcolm and Grandma to Laura. A thanksgiving service for her life will be held at St James’ Church, Kingston on Tuesday 8th May at 2:00pm. Family flowers only please but donations, if wished, to Forest Holme Charity , may be made on-line at funeraldirector.co.uk/betty-bower or sent to James Smith Funeral Directors, 60a Kings Road, Swanage, BH19 1HR, Tel: 01929 422445.

Dorset Echo, 3 May 2018

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