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Justin Hillan – 12.12.2022

Justin Hillan. Funeral will take place at Weston-s-Mare Crematorium on Thursday January 26th at 12:30. Address: Ebdon Road, Worle, Weston Super Mare. BS22 9NY Everyone is welcome. There is no dress code and the family invite you all to join

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Paul (Charlie) Chaplin – 20.12.2022

Paul Chaplin – known as Charlie – died suddenly aged 74 on 20th December 2022.  Charlie’s dream job was to be either a train driver or a firefighter.  In 1973, his wife, Jenny, saw an advert for Avon Fire Brigade

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Cliff Eddolls – 20.12.2022

It is with great sadness we share the news of the death of our colleague Cliff Eddolls who sadly passed away in the early hours of Tuesday 20 December. Cliff has served Avon Fire & Rescue Service and our communities

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Dendle Kenneth Hill – 19.11.2022

Dendle Kenneth Hill passed away on 19th November 2022. Further details to follow

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Brian Weeks – 21.10.2022

It is with much sadness to learn of the death of former Retained Leading Firemen Brian Weeks, who passed away on Friday 21st October 2022, age 87 years. Brian served at Patchway for many years and left the service when

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Derrick Lewis – 26.10.2022

Derek John Lewis aged 78 passed away 26th October 2022 Derrick was a big character who led a full life. He kept himself busy, with his family, his work, his hobbies and the clubs. He always gave so much of

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John Lintern – 23.10.2022

John Lintern aged 80 years passed away on 23rd October 2022. John was a member of the AFS prior to joining The Gloucestershire fire Service at Patchway in 1967. He also served at Kingswood and Speedwell. He was one of

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Colin Curtis – 10.08.2022

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of retired colleague Collin Curtis AKA Jobie, who sadly passed away aged 75 on the 10th August 2022. Colin served as a Sub-Officer at Station 22 Paulton, joining

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Timothy Bowden – 23.07.2022

Tim Bowden passed away on 23rd July. Tim worked at British Aerospace Filton, he was also a Retained Crew Manager at Yate Fire Station and he retired in 2013 after 22 years’ service.

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John Patrick – 29.06.2022

John Andrew PATRICK, previously of Larkhall and Fairfield Park, passed away on 29th June 2022. He will be missed by his wife Val and children Mary and Andrew. John spent many years as a Station Officer at Bath Fire Station

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The information contained within the list of Obituaries below, has been compiled from several different sources associated with the Fire Services that have, and currently exist within the former County of Avon area.

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