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Roy Smith – 09.10.2018

Roy Smith passed away on Tuesday 9th October 2018, aged 80 years. He retired from Avon Fire Brigade in November 1995 after serving at Bridewell and B7 Kingswood. Funeral Wednesday 24th October at 1600 hrs.  Westerleigh Crematorium, Westerleigh Rd, Westerleigh, Bristol

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Tom Hale – 29.07.2018

Tom Hale aged 89 years, passed away on 29th July 2018 following a long illness. Tom Joined the Bristol Fire Brigade and served at most Bristol stations, rising through the ranks retiring as the Brigade Training Officer. Tom’s claim to

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Ray Stradling – 28.09.2018

Ray Stradling passed away in 28th September 2018.  Sadly Ray was taken ill on holiday at the Blue Anchor near Minehead towards the end of September and passed away on the 28th September at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. Ray, was

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Pat Pewsey – 23.09.2018

Pat Pewsey passed away after a very long illness. Pat was a Mechanic who worked in Brigade Workshops for many years. He was also very involved with the Scouting movement. His funeral is Wednesday 10th October 2018, at 1300 hrs

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David Gosling – July 2019

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death David (Dave) Gosling, former Bath RDS, who passed away recently.  Dave retired from the Service in June 2002 after 27 years of Service. Dave’s funeral service

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Royston ‘Roy’ Keates – 09.06.2018

After being demobbed from the R.E.M.E. and applied to become a Fireman in the National Fire Service in Bristol, where he was accepted and started training in January 1964, at the age of 29 years. He was the Brigade’s oldest

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Peter Owers – 30.05.2018

Peter Owers passed away aged 73 on 30th May 2018. Pete ‘Ginge’ Owers served in the Royal Navy and also Avon Fire & Rescue Service and was known for his beaming smile and his cheery character, he retired in 1999

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Bernard Bartlett – 19.05.2018

Bernard Bartlett aged 82 (approx.) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday 19th May 2018. He retired as a Retained Leading Fireman from Portishead. Funeral Tuesday 19th June 2018 at South Bristol Crematorium 14:15.

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Colin ‘Sandy’ Powell – 02.05.2018

Colin ‘Sandy’ Powell passed away on 2nd May 2018 aged 67 years.

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Keith Loveridge – 01.05.2018

It is with much sadness that we wish to inform you of the death of pensioner Keith Loveridge (former WSM ) who passed away on the 01.05.2018.  Keith was suffering ill health and was 77 when he passed away.

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