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Obituaries

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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