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Obituaries

Rev Colin Hodge, former leader of Dorset County Council, has died aged 76

Priest and leader of Dorset County Council Rev Colin Hodge

Dancing school co-founder, Ann Legge, pictured with husband, Bill, has died at the age of 90

Dancing school co-founder Ann Legge

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Former detective sergeant of Dorset Police, Ray Grant, has died at the age of 91

Detective sergeant and chocolate factory employee Ray Grant

Joyce Lowe has died at the age of 99

Goldsmith, school and charity supporter Joyce Lowe

Sam Langton from Redhill in Bournemouth has died at the age of 57

Supermarket delivery driver Sam Langton

Sarah Jane Morrison, who died on December 17 at the age of 30

Wheelchair dancer Sarah Jane Morrison

Bournemouth historian, John Walker, who has died at the age of 82

Historian and sports fan John Walker

Shirley Smart, a keen golfer and chained library volunteer, who has died at the age of 89

Golfer and chained library volunteer Shirley Smart

Former Mayor of Poole, Borough of Poole and Dorset County councillor, Bill Wretham, pictured in June 1999

Charity founder and former Mayor of Poole Bill Wretham

Wilfrid Weld, owner of the Lulworth Estate, has died at the age of 81

Owner of the Lulworth Estate Wilfrid Weld

Cyril Ellis has died at the age of 89

Father of six and bravery award recipient Cyril Ellis

Jackie Vincent, pictured in August 1998, as the compere of talent show contest, Star Trail

Stage performer and ice skating star Jackie Vincent

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Cllr Neil Sorton, Conservative councillor for Canford Cliffs for Borough of Poole council

Councillor and honourary freeman of Poole Neil Sorton

Ray Spain, an artist, musician and a guitar maker, has died at the age of 88. He is pictured in 1983 with one of his guitars

Renowned guitar maker Ray Spain

Ken Holloway, an honourary directorate of Wimborne Town Football Club has died at the age of 94

Supporter of Wimborne Town Football Club Ken Holloway

Pete Ansell, former promoter of Poole Pirates speedway team, pictured on 25 March 1998

Former Poole Pirates speedway promoter Pete Ansell

George Withey has died at the age of 99

Bakery business owner George Withey

Douglas John Thornton died at the age of 94 on October 22

Family charity supporter and much loved grandfather Doug Thornton

Philip Whitelegg, pictured in 1989, who has died at the age of 98

Bournemouth mayor and councillor of 50 years Philip Whitelegg

Solicitor, methodist local preacher and Lib Dem prospective parliamentary candidate, John Mills, died on November 3 at the age of 94.

Housing campaigner and Lib Dem candidate John Mills

John Hare-Brown, who was a keen supporter and committee member of Wimborne in Bloom, has died aged 74.

Wimborne in Bloom committee member John Hare-Brown

Nora Betty Smallcalder, pictured in her younger years, has died at the age of 92

Treasured great-grandmother Nora Betty Smallcalder

Cherries fan, Gwen Sheppard, has died at the age of 91

Cherries fan and former RAF parachute seamstress Gwen Sheppard

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Barrie Meyer, wicket keeper and right hand bat of Gloucestershire Cricket Club where he made his debut in 1957

Cricket player and umpire Barrie Meyer

Former coroner for East Dorset, Nigel Neville-Jones, died aged 83 last month.

Former coroner of East Dorset Nigel Neville-Jones

Oliver Richmond, a life-long pigeon fancier, has died at the age of 82.

Pigeon fancier, AFC fan and devoted husband Oliver Richmond

Bill Light from Parkstone has died aged 104

Golf fan and great-great grandfather Bill Light

Madge Jordan, pictured in her younger years, has died at the age of 94

Founding member of West Howe Baptist Church Madge Jordan

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Life-long music fan, Michael Flinter, has died at the age of 77

Music fan and treasured father of four Michael Flinter

Denis McCabe from Southbourne died on October 7 aged 89

Keen sports fan and doting granddad Denis McCabe

Josephine Mary Miller from Highcliffe who has died at the age of 91

Retired infant school teacher and aids support volunteer Josephine Miller

Mick Cunningham

Mick Cunningham was a loved and respected photographer and football fan

Brian Green, a former Warrant Officer 2 in the Royal Marines, who has died at the age of 80

Former Royal Marine Brian Green

Margaret Fryer, who was known to her pupils as Miss Cutler, has died at the age of 99.

Former headteacher Margaret Fryer dies at the age of 99

George Potter, third right, pictured with sons, Chris and Graham, and grandson, George, pictured in 2012 on George's 100 birthday

Founder of Churchill Motors George Potter

Brian Peck, centre, with sons, Roderick, left, and Andrew

Ringwood Carnival supporter, Rotarian and businessman Brian Peck

Lord Montagu attending a sculpture exhibition at Beaulieu National Motor Museum

Motoring and conservation enthusiast Lord Montagu of Beaulieu

Former Verwood and District Horticultural Society chairman Alan Leicester

Former horticultural society chairman Alan Leicester

Community volunteer, musician and matriarch Maureen McDadd

Community volunteer, musician and matriarch Maureen McDadd

Former AFC Bournemouth player Derek Stroud

Former AFC Bournemouth player Derek Stroud

Claire Youngman was a long-standing member of Portland WI

Dorset Women's Institute stalwart Claire Youngman

Actress Patricia Barrie

RADA trained actress and Solent radio presenter Patricia Barrie

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Edith Niblett, one of Bournemouth's oldest residents, has died aged 106

Edith Niblett, one of Bournemouth's oldest residents, has died aged 106

Teacher and department store executive Norman Adams

Teacher and department store executive Norman Adams

Gerald Bryce with Joan Hall, his co-star in the famous Torvill and Dean spoof advert

Entertainer, actor and producer who mixed with the stars, Gerald Bryce

Well-known speedway and karting mechanic Len Smart

Well-known speedway and karting mechanic Len Smart

Former deputy headteacher of Highcliffe School Gareth Hughes (centre) with his then-colleagues Paul Evans and John Garner

Former deputy headteacher of Highcliffe School Gareth Hughes

Parkstone-born actor and artist Olaf Pooley performing the role of the cleric in Star Trek Voyager

Dorset-born Star Trek and Doctor Who actor and artist Olaf Pooley

Former Mayor of Bournemouth Sheila McQueen

Former Mayor of Bournemouth Sheila McQueen

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

Author, local historian and much-loved mother Yvonne Khan

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