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Obituaries

Yvonne Khan, Strouden Park historian and author, with her sons

Author, local historian and much-loved mother Yvonne Khan

Dorset County Councillor Donald Hiett

Dorset County Councillor for Swanage Donald Hiett

Local historian Hazel Thorby

Local historian Hazel Thorby

Howard Cole

Founder of leading law firm, Howard Cole

Leonard Ruffell

Popular genealogist and ex local government officer, Leonard Ruffell

Ted Vincent, who has died aged 88, with his wife Jennie

Irishman Ted Vincent grew up in poverty, served in Palestine and received a degree at the age of 81

Highcliffe beat officer and school support worker Tim Barnes

Highcliffe beat officer and school support worker Tim Barnes

Goon Show studio manager Peter Kent, who went on to run a Bournemouth hotel

Goon Show studio manager Peter Kent, who went on to run a Bournemouth hotel

Southbourne librarian Connie Rothman was passionate about lifelong learning

Southbourne librarian Connie Rothman was passionate about lifelong learning

Colin Frizzell, of Frizzell Group

Colin Frizzell, chairman of one of the UK's largest insurance firms

Helen Deeprose, much-loved pastoral care worker at Poole High School

Helen Deeprose, much-loved pastoral care worker at Poole High School

D-Day veteran Norman Egerton

D-Day veteran sailor, salesman and Poppy Appeal stalwart Norman Egerton

Nigel Gilpin, headteacher of Poole Grammar School for 16 years

Nigel Gilpin, headteacher of Poole Grammar School for 16 years

Acclaimed painter Elizabeth 'Betty' Smith

Acclaimed painter and co-founder of the Society of Floral Painters Elizabeth Smith

Award-winning master baker Anthony 'Tony' Bennett

Award-winning master baker Anthony 'Tony' Bennett

Musician Martin Kitcher wrote a song for Eurovision called 'I Actually Rather Like You'

Bournemouth music legend Martin Kitcher

Maurice Herridge

Wimborne Rugby Club founder and Second World War glider pilot Maurice Herridge

Football player, youth coach and 'Lush Legend' Steve Miles

Football player, youth coach and 'Lush Legend' Steve Miles

Popular headteacher and father of quadruplets Neill Tanner, pictured in 1991

Popular headteacher and father of quadruplets Neill Tanner

Eric Spreadbury MBE

Long-serving mayor and "Mr Christchurch" Eric Spreadbury MBE

Keith Harris with Orville on the Bournemouth Pavilion in 1985

Celebrity ventriloquist and TV star Keith Harris

Douglas Gregory

Britain's oldest stunt pilot Doug Gregory

Derek Newland

Sales rep Derek Newland retired to Milford and became bowls stalwart

Ronald Frederick Old at the eve of the Second World War

Popular local sportsman and legendary umpire Ron Old

Sid Willcocks

Headteacher Sid Willcocks "held firm to his educational beliefs"

Roy Hunter Hudson

Property grandee Roy Hunter Hudson FRICS

Peter Way, magistrate and much-loved great-grandfather

Peter Way, magistrate and much-loved great-grandfather

Eric L Jones DFC

Eric L Jones DFC, WW2 hero whose bomber was shot down

Ernest Merrifield, founder of the Bournemouth Belles and former chairman of the Bournemouth Carnival Committee

Ernest William Merrifield, founder of the Bournemouth Belles

The Reverend Martin Inman, a long serving vicar who spent some years in Poole

The Reverend Martin Inman

Blandford councillor Tony Harrocks

Tony Harrocks, historian and Blandford councillor

John Hawkins died in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital on February 2, 2015.

William John Hawkins, Bournemouth School teacher

‘World’s oldest darts player’ dies at the age of 94

‘World’s oldest darts player’ dies at the age of 94

POPULAR teacher: David Jones

David Jones, teacher who worked at Arnewood School for 40 years

Mary Bond, matriarch of the Romany Gypsy community

Mary Bond, matriarch of the Romany Gypsy community

RAF VETERAN: Phil Martin

Philip James Martin, Royal Air Force veteran

Horace Lord, devoted family man who served in the Home Guard

Horace Lord, devoted family man who served in the Home Guard

Walter Scott, entrepreneur and mechanical engineer during the Second World War

Walter Scott, entrepreneur and mechanical engineer during the Second World War

Barry Steed MBE

– Barry Steed MBE, dedicated fundraiser who helped more than 80 Dorset charities

Barry Rolfe

Barry James Rolfe, sailor and former retailer

TRIBUTE: Head teacher and footballer John Miles

John Henry Miles, former headteacher

Richard George Lee, former Liberal Democrat councillor

Richard George Lee, former Liberal Democrat councillor

Jack Straight, former theatre and arts critic for the Bournemouth Echo

Jack Straight, former theatre and arts critic for the Bournemouth Echo

Major Edward Walter Ruston MC

Major Edward Walter Ruston MC, Bournemouth and Christchurch councillor

Martin Blaney

Martin Blaney, journalist who acted as messenger for Home Guard during WW2

Barbara Edith Fox, long-serving junior school teacher and actress

Barbara Edith Fox, long-serving junior school teacher and actress

Terry Baber, former Kodak managing director

Terry Baber, former Kodak managing director

John Robert Harvey

John Robert Harvey

LOVING COUPLE: Roy Adam with his wife Hazel, pictured in the Daily Echo in 1990

Roy Adam MBE

STAR: Peter Gledstone when he played for Boscombe FC in the early 1960s

Peter Gledstone, former AFC Bournemouth player who loved to travel

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