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Obituaries

John Robinson: Oversaw building of Carlisle landmarks

johnrobmw Friends and family travelled the world to say their goodbyes to John Robinson. As his son Jonathan said, when paying tribute to his father: “You never had a bad day when you were with him, with a smile never far from his face.”

Last updated 28 June 2013
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Colonel Ralph May

ralphmaymw Not even a V2 rocket explosion could prevent Ralph May from becoming a soldier, even though this meant that he should never have been in the Army at all.

Last updated 14 September 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Lady Burgess

Lady Burgess photo Betty Burgess grew up the daughter of a Carlisle dentist, travelled the world as the wife of one of the city’s most well-known businessmen – and was best known by her grandchildren as the maker of a delicious shortbread or, if they were lucky, chocolate cake.

Last updated 1 June 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

The Rev David Ridgway

David Ridgway photo The most important part of ministry is knowing and getting alongside people,” said David Ridgway. And this was exactly what he did during his half century plus in the Church of England and his 30 years as a parish priest in Cumbria.

Last updated 2 March 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Barbara Tiffen

Barbara Tiffen photo She was always interested in food, was Barbara Hetherington, and cooking was a passion for her.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ronald Barrett

Ronald Barrett photo He was the full-time trade union official who, somehow, managed to do several important jobs in addition to the one in which he earned his living.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Eric Thompson Storey

Eric Storey photo He was the Sunderland man who never lost his passion for the north eastern coast and the ships that were built and sailed there, even during the 20 years when he played his vital part in the financial affairs of the Church of England in Cumbria.

Last updated 17 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Susan, Lady Graham

Susan, Lady Graham photo Anyone who thought that Susan, Lady Graham’s only real claim to fame was that she married into Cumbrian nobility would do well to think again.

Last updated 10 February 2012
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Ernest Ellwood

Ernest Ellwood photo It could be said that the finely tuned hearing of Ernest Ellwood once saved the Queen from serious injury – or worse.

Last updated 10 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Joe Rawcliffe

Joe Rawcliffe photo A good, clean, dependable supply of water is something taken for granted nowadays but this happy state of affairs is maintained only through the work of many people behind the scenes. People like Joe Rawcliffe who has died, aged 84.

Last updated 10 February 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Amy Sidaway

Amy Sidaway photo For more than 30 years, the Solway Arts group has been taking cultural events to churches and village halls over a wide area of north Cumbria – a unique blend of drama and music.

Last updated 27 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ann Robinson

Ann Robinson photo Ann Robinson, widow of former Carlisle Racecourse director Teddy Robinson, died peacefully in her sleep in her care home in London on Monday at the age of 84.

Last updated 27 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Liz Inch

Liz Inch The active life of Liz Inch in many spheres of the community and her work in counselling made her known throughout North Cumbria and parts of Dumfries and Galloway.

Last updated 27 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Tony Chung

Tony Chung photo Chinese traditions were a key feature of the celebration that took place this week to remember a man who was one of the pioneers who helped transform Carlisle’s eating out scene.

Last updated 20 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Vivien Watson

Vivien Watson photo When Vivien Watson was a wartime nurse in Egypt, she saw some horrific sights as she helped to treat many soldiers who had suffered severe injuries, including dreadful burns.

Last updated 13 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

David Thomas

David Thomas photo Engineer David Thomas worked his way up to become an engineering foreman when he was only 31. He worked for one company only, Bendall’s metal workers and motor body repairers in Carlisle and he was there for 41 years.

Last updated 13 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Carlo Pieri

Carlo Pieri photo Carlo Pieri wasn’t a man to give up easily on living as full a life as was possible. Despite a double amputation that saw him lose parts of both his legs he was determined to carry on driving, had his car fitted with hand controls and stayed behind the wheel well into his 70s.

Last updated 13 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

David Burnett

David Burnett photo He was a man of so many parts was David Burnett, the very well-known Carlisle lawyer who was 74 when he died.

Last updated 6 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Donald Scott

Donald Scott photo There are some comedians who are ever so funny on stage – and ever so unfunny off it. In real life, some are deadly serious.

Last updated 6 January 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Ken Fox

kfoxmw His wife sometimes jokingly said that during 57 years of marriage she had played second fiddle to three balls – a football, a golf ball and a bowling ball.

Last updated 30 December 2011
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

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