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Derek Comerford – 20.02.2022

Derek Comerford aged 72 years, sadly passed away on 20th February 2022. Derek and his wife June were on a cruise when he was taken ill and needed hospitalisation. He was takenm to Bay View Hospital, Barbados where he sadly

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Barry Vowles – 28.01.2022

Dear all It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of Avon Fire & Rescue Service pensioner Barry Vowles aged 74 years, who passed away suddenly on 28 January 2022. Barry served at Avonmouth, Southmead and

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Fred Lineham – 23.01.2022

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of Fred Linehan retired Station Officer from A6 Thornbury who passed away on the 23rd January at Southmead hospital following a long illness. Fred joined the Service in

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Marion Muir – 06.01.2022

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of Marion Muir on the 6th January 2022. Marion started with the County of Avon Fire Brigade in April 1985 in Registry and then went into the Finance

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Tom Edwards – 01.01.2022

Tom Edwards passed away on 1st January 2022 and his cremation followed on the 4th January. Tom joined the original Community Fire Safety Team which developed the early Home Fire Safety Visits that we take for granted as being part

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Robert (Bob) Lacey – June 2021

Robert (Bob) Lacey, aged 73 passed away in June 2021. Bob retired from Brigade Stores in October 2008.

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Colin Rees – 28.10.2021

Colin Rees passed away on 28th October aged 85 years. Colin Albert Victor Rees, was born 10th September 1936 in Lewisham, London. Between the age of two and eight he survived World War II, though he still had lots of

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Melvin Rogers 24.10.2.21

Melvin (Mel) Rogers aged 78 years, passed away on 24th October 2021. Mel worked for Brecknel, Dolman & Rogers prior to joining the Bristol Fire Brigade in 1963, training at Speedwell Fire Station following which he was posted to Brislington,

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Dave (Chippy) Carpenter – 21.08.2021

It is with much sadness we have received notification of the death of retired Sub Officer Dave (Chippy) Carpenter on Saturday 21 August 2021, following illness. Chippy was a gentleman and well-liked member of White & Red Watch at A1

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Steve Angell – 12.06.2021

Steve Angell sadly passed away on 12th June 2021 following a tragic accident. Steve joined the Service in May 1988 with Bath On Call, where he has remained throughout his career and is a well-respected and valued member of the

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