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Norman Hodgekiss

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Chipping Sodbury GC Club Captain 1976

We received the sad news that Norman passed away on Tuesday 17th May 2022.

 

Norman was a wonderful man with a wicked sense of humour. He generously provided The Gloucestershire Golf Captain's Holiday Chalice in 2001 which is played for each year, by the Past Captains, and in the early years was always there with us.

He will be very much missed by all who knew, played golf, or spent time with him. He attended many South West Weeks and was a great supporter of the Gloucestershire County Team in The Channel League and Wessex League fixtures, for many years.

His passion for his beloved Chipping Sodbury Golf Club was legendary and all who knew him will miss his presence whenever they visit the Club.

Not only club captain in 1976, Norman held the following roles over his years involved with the game:

Captain of Gloucestershire Golf Captains (1986)

President of Gloucestershire Golf Captains (1996-97)

President of Chipping Sodbury GC (1999-2009)
President of The Gloucestershire Golf Union (2003-04)

A true gentleman at all times with a hearty welcome and smile, together with the offer of a drink. He will be missed by so many of us and our thoughts are with his wife Jean at this time.

Norman’s Funeral took place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Road, Bristol BS37 8QP.

Afterwards all were welcomed at Chipping Sodbury GC, Trinity Lane, Chipping Sodbury. BS37 6PU to share happy memories with family and friends.

‘The flag that hung half-mast today seemed animate with being; as if it knew for whom it flew and no more will be seeing’

Betjeman.

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Nigel Wilson

Nigel Wilson

Cleeve Cloud GC Club Captain 1997

We received the sad news that Nigel passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday 18th May 2022.

Our thoughts are with his wife Sue and their family at this time.

The Memorial Service was held on Friday 24th June 2022, 1:00 PM at St Peter’s Church, Leckhampton, Church Road, Cheltenham, GL53 0QJ.

The service was immediately followed by the interment of his ashes in the Garden of Remembrance to the rear of the church.

All were welcomed in the event room at The Wheatsheaf Pub, Cheltenham.

DONATIONS
If you would like to make a donation in lieu of flowers, we would appreciate donations going to Cancer Research UK. Nigel’s fundraising page is

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/nigeljohnwilson

 

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Paul Watts
Cotswold Hills Club Captain 1988

We received the sad news that Paul passed away on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

 

Paul's funeral was held on Tuesday 28th June at 12.30pm at The Willow Chapel, Cheltenham Crematorium, Cheltenham.

All were welcomed to a celebration of Paul’s life at the Royal Oak, The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham

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Mike Burt

Lansdown GC Club Captain 2019

We received the sad news that Mike passed away on Saturday 9th July 2022.

Mike was a long-standing member of Lansdown Golf Club.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

 

Mike's funeral service took place at Westerleigh Cemetery & Crematorium on the 3rd of August 2022.

The service was followed by a celebration of Mike's life at Lansdown Golf Club.

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Robert (Bob) Smith

Filton GC Club Captain in 1998

Bob's funeral took place on Thursday 27th October at Canford Crematorium at 2.15 pm and afterwards at Henbury Lodge.

 

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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Dave Cox

Filton GC Club Captain

 

Dave passed away after a long illness, his funeral took place on Tuesday 8th November in the top Chapel at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath at 1.15pm.

 

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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John Canty

Cirencester GC Captain in 1999

We received the sad news that John had passed away on 24th of December.

Our thoughts are with John's wife Angela and their family at this time.

Details of funeral arrangements will be released when known.

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Millie Parker

It is with sadness that we were informed of Millie's passing on Tuesday 27th of December.  Millie was a long-serving member of Lansdown Golf Club, serving twice as the Ladies' Captain in 1975 and 2005.

Millie attended the GGC Ladies Weekend at Carlyon bay on many occassions and will be fondly remembered.

Our thoughts are with Millie's family at this time. 

Millie's funeral service took place at Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Rd, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QP

on Wednesday the 18th of January 2023.

Following the service, there was a celebration of Millie's life at Lansdown Golf Club.

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Audrey Smith

We received the sad news that Audrey, wife of the late Bob Smith (Filton GC Club Captain in 1998),  had passed away.

 

Our thoughts are with her family at this time


Audrey’s funeral took place at Canford Crematorium Bristol on Wednesday 18th January. Refreshments afterwards at Henbury Lodge Hotel.

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Nick Anstice

Forest Hills GC Captain in 1994

We received the sad news that Nick passed away on Thursday 29th December.

His funeral service was held on Tuesday 24th January at the Forest of Dean Crematorium, Cinderford, GL14 3HU.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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Stan Lewis

Stinchcombe Hill GC Captain in 2003

We received the sad news that Stan passed away on Saturday 21st January.

Stan joined SHGC in 1984 and made a huge contribution, along with his wife Annie, to The Club over the years.

​Our thoughts are with Annie and family at this time.

Stan’s funeral service will be on Monday 27th February at 11.00am in the Westerleigh crematorium, BS37 8QP followed by a wake at Stinchcombe Hill GC, GL11 4EG.

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John Church-Jones

Ross-onWye GC Captain in 2002

We received the sad news that John had passed away peacefully on 10th January 2023, aged 82.

Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

 

John's funeral service will be held on Friday 3rd February at 12noon at St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 5HN

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Barrie Hesling

Painswick GC Club Captain in 1990

We received sad news of  Barrie Hesling's  passing. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

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Barrie's funeral service will be held on Tuesday 7th Feb at 12:00 at the Gloucester Crematioium GL4 4PA

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