Obituaries


Olive Clay - 22/03/2017

DURING the course of one’s lifetime we will meet a variety of people who can be categorised into two sections: the nice and the not so nice. However, Olive Clay of the world famous Oakmere Pekingese was someone who was more than nice, she was...

Phyllis McCombie

Phyllis McCombie - 22/03/2017

PHYLLIS McCombie (Moatvale) has died at the age of 94, writes Linda McGregor. She had a very debilitating stroke a couple of years ago and never fully recovered.

Cath Lamb

Cath Lamb - 22/03/2017

CATH LAMB (Bernalpen), who has died at the age of 84, was a firm favourite and active member of many dog clubs and canine societies throughout her life, writes Ian Parkinson, president of the Northern Bernese Mountain Dog Club. After settling in...

Dan Kiedrowski

Dan Kiedrowski - 22/03/2017

DAN KIEDROWSKI is a name known to all who are interested in Miniature Schnauzers, not only in America but around the world, writes Peter Newman. Hearing that he has died will have left many with a feeling of sadness and loss.

Tops Bull - 08/03/2017

‘TOPS’ Bull of the Tarstones Pointers died recently, writes Ria Nelis. Thank you to Cicely Robertshaw for allowing me to quote from her book Pointers Past and Present...

June Frankl - 08/03/2017

(MARGARET) June Frankl, of Tatsfield, Kent, and Los Angeles, California, died peacefully in her sleep on February 24 at Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, Kent, following a dignified and courageous fight against cancer, writes her...

Jackie Reader

Jackie Reader - 08/03/2017

JACKIE Reader, well known for her Jackreed Yorkshire Terriers, died on February 7, writes Janet Campion.

Irene Tidswell

Irene Tidswell - 08/03/2017

IRENE Tidswell died on February 27 at the age of 92, writes Ria Nells. She and her late husband Stanley, who had Corgis, were responsible for getting me, and many others in the North West, into the show ring.

Ray Platt

Ray Platt - 01/03/2017

MANY people throughout the world of dogs will be sorry to hear of the sudden death on February 19 of Ray Platt of the world-famous Scottish Terriers, writes Nellie Taylor. He had not been well for a few years.

Percy Elliot

Percy Elliot - 01/03/2017

ON FEBRUARY 24 we lost a doyen of the German Shepherd breed, Percy Elliott, who was 95, writes Molly Hunter.

Geoff Coupe - 01/03/2017

THE DEATH of Geoff Coupe means the world of setters has lost a great supporter, writes Geraldine Cove-Print. He and his wife Alicia enjoyed great show ring success with their Irish Setters and Gordon Setters under the Timadon affix...

Bill Purdon - 01/03/2017

IT WAS with great personal sadness that I received the news of the death of Bill Purdon in the early hours February 21, writes Pam Luckhurst. He had suffered poor health for some time but was recently rushed into hospital and with his wife Doris...

Geoff Hodgson - 01/03/2017

IN THE early hours of February 20 we lost a very dear friend, Geoff Hodgson, writes Rod Slater, chairman of the Yorkshire Collie Club. He was not only a good friend but the club has also lost a very good secretary.

Joy Malcolm

Joy Malcolm - 01/03/2017

JOY Malcolm of the Skelder Boxers was born in September 1924 and was given her first Boxer by her husband Eric as a wedding present in ‘47, writes Tim Hutchings.

Ruth Bumstead

Ruth Bumstead - 22/02/2017

I WAS sad to be told of Ruth Bumstead’s recent death, writes Max Jones. In the early days of Briards in the UK she was one of the key figures involved in establishing the breed here.

Betty Baxter - 22/02/2017

THE WORLD of pedigree dogs has lost a great lady with the death on February 9 of Betty Baxter, writes David Blaxter. My memory goes immediately to Bath championship show in the mid-1960s.

Andrew Caine

Andrew Caine - 22/02/2017

IT IS with regret that I write of the death of Andrew Caine whom many will remember as an exhibitor, breeder and judge of American Cocker Spaniels, writes Janice Caine.

Jim Barker - 22/02/2017

FRIENDS OF Tony and Jean Barker will want to send their sympathy on the death of Tony’s father Jim on February 5, writes Simon Parsons.

Betty Baxter - 15/02/2017

THE WORLD of pedigree dogs has lost a great lady with the death on February 9 of Betty Baxter, on 9th February, writes David Blaxter.

Sally Poole

Sally Poole - 15/02/2017

SALLY Poole of the Alokin kennel died in the early hours of February 7 at the West Berkshire Hospital at the age of 85, writes Alexandra Witmond.

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