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CARDIGAN AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB


LINDSAY DALE














On an unexpectedly sunny afternoon, many members of Probus and their wives joined Pam, Harriet, Sophy and other relations of Lindsay, including his dog Guto, at Parc Gwyn Crematorium, near Narberth, to say farewell. The chapel was full to capacity with friends and neighbours; some of Lindsay’s family had travelled from Canada.

One of his brothers told of the many ways in which Lindsay had guided his life, in musical appreciation, reading and dress. Lindsay was enthusiastic in everything he did and inspired others to emulate him.

The minister, Rev. Huw George, gave a full and humorous account of many aspects of Lindsay’s life. He had spent much of his working life in advertising, producing highly regarded commercial films, before branching out into freelance documentary films, several of which have become classics and earned him a BAFTA nomination. He had a wealth of stories to tell and was an inveterate talker. He was also inordinately proud of being Welsh, even though he’d spent most of his life in the London area.

Lindsay’s daughter Harriet gave a moving account of growing up with a loving and caring father who was different to her friends’ fathers and who had his own way of getting things done.

The congregation were frequently moved to tears, sometimes of laughter, at a fitting act of celebration of a life lived fully. There is no doubt that we shall miss Lindsay as individuals and as a club, but appreciative memories will live on.



Members have been shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Lindsay Dale. Lindsay retired to Cilgerran after a career in film-making, became Chairman in 2006-2007 and was a popular and keen member who will be long remembered for his wit and friendship and will be sorely missed by his many friends.  We send our sincere condolences to Pam and family.

Lindsay’s  funeral was on Friday the 3rd July at 3.15 pm at Narberth Crematorium. For an account of the service see below.



PETER FOSTER



We have also heard with regret of the death of Peter Foster, who was our Chairman from 1996 - 1997. His funeral at Skipton on the 14th July was attended by Bill and Freda Hale.


Members stood for a minutes’ silence in memory of the two past Chairmen at the meeting on the 23rd July.

OBITUARIES

Information on recently departed members.

PHILIP HAMLETT


Phil passed away on Thursday, November 4th, 2010, aged 87,following a short illness. He was a very friendly man who played a prominent part in many facets of life in Cilgerran. He will be sorely missed in the village and in our club.

About a dozen members and wives attended Phil’s funeral service on the 13th November in St Llawddog’s church, Cilgerran, together with many other friends who nearly filled the church. Eulogies were given by Canon Euros Thomas, Vicar of Cilgerran, and Chancellor Gerwyn Morgan, an old friend and neighbour of Phil’s.

The service was followed by cremation at Narberth.

PETER WALKER

Peter Walker, a long standing member of our club, passed away in January after being ill for some time. His poor health had forced him to retire from the club last year.


BILL THOMPSON

It is with great regret that we have to report the death of Bill Thompson, who passed away after a long illness on Saturday, 29th January 2011. Bill was Chairman in 2005/2006 and has been a very popular and active member. His career started in the Royal Marines. After leaving the service he became a prison governor, which provided him with a rich store of tales! He was a skilled woodcarver, but confessed to difficulty coming to grips with computers, mainly due to the Snowpake on his screen!

His funeral took place at Narberth Crematorium at 10.45 am on Thursday, 3rd February and was well attended by many friends.



CLIFF DAVIES

We regret to announce the death of Cliff Davies, who passed away on Sunday, 12th June 2011.

Cliff was a long-standing member of Probus, and was recently forced to retire from the club because of ill-health.

His funeral will be held at Narberth Crematorium on Friday, 17th June at 11.30 am. There will be a reception afterwards at the Nant-y-Ffin hotel.

ALAN BELL

We have had sad news regarding Alan Bell ,who was a founder member of Cardigan and District Probus Club.


He passed away at his home in Tring during Friday evening / Saturday morning, 26th/27th August 2011 . Due to the Bank holiday no arrangements have been made regarding the funeral but it will be in Tring. Although he and Pat have not sold the house in Llangrannog yet they moved to Tring to be near their son due to Alan's failing health. Pat’s address is :


Mrs Pat Bell, 30, Morefields, TRING, Herts. HP23 5EU  

Tele No. 01442769047.


TOM DAVIES

Long-standing members may remember past member Tom Davies who has just died, aged 93, following some months of illness. His widow, Betty, lives at 46, Coachman Court, Ashingdon Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 1FF. The funeral will be held on the 5th May, 2015.

MALCOLM TREADWELL

Members were saddened to hear that Malcolm has passed away after being ill for some time. As a club we have sent condolences to Lilian and a contribution to herchosen charity. The funeral was held at Narberth Crematorium at 12.15 on Tuesday, 12 th May 2015 with several members in attendance.


Barry Greenfield

St Mary’s Church, Cardigan, was crowded on the morning of 19th August  2015 for the funeral of Barry Greenfield, who was a past Chairman of our club and had served as Secretary for 3 years.

Many Probus members and their wives attended to pay their respects to what all described as a “lovely man” who became a dear friend to all.

He will be missed,not just for his contribution to the club but mainly as someone who was always there to offer help, advice, friendship and humour.


We share the sense of loss with his wife Mary, their two daughters Laura and Rosie and the rest of the family and send them our sincere condolences.

NIGEL AND ROSAMUND JACKSON


It was with great sadness that we heard of the death on Christmas Eve, at the age of 89, of Nigel Jackson. He had been in ill health for a considerable time and was finding it increasingly difficult to get around, but remained a loyal member of Probus, attending most of our meetings. His funeral was held at Narberth on the 4th of January  and was attended by several Probus members.

Nigel was the son of a Vicar of Somerton, and went to Trinity College, Dublin before military service in the Somerset Light Infantry. He later became a highly regarded teacher, of Latin, History, Geography and cricket at Belmont School. He retired at 60 and was able to indulge his passion for fly fishing on the Teifi. He was an expert fly maker and sold his flies all over the world. His widow, Rosamund was in hospital and unable to attend his funeral, but was able, in the company of the Hospital Chaplain and a family member, to have a simultaneous service of committal.

It was again with great sadness that we heard of the death of Rosamund two days after Nigel’s funeral. She was a well-known and popular visitor to most of our open events and rarely missed a meal with us. She was an enthusiastic member of the ex-Wrens association and remained very active until very recently. Her funeral is to be held in Somerset.