Notices of Death

Announcements of deaths of Tertiaries are added here when we are told of them. We offer condolences to their families and friends. May they rest in peace and rise in glory. Where obituaries are supplied, we publish these, to be found through links from the Tertiary’s announcement of death or on the separate obituary pages.

(These are under development and links are to be found to the right of this text)


Deaths notified since Chapter (October 2016). Last updated 13th September 2017.

Peter Cannings (Northampton Area, Rutland Group) died on 11 September 2017.  He was professed in 2011.  Until recently he was Chair of the Trustees of Franciscan Aid.

Pauline Collett (London West Area, North London Group) died recently.  She was professed in 1980.

Christobel Williams-Mitchell  (Sussex Area, Chichester Group) died on 28 August 2017.  She was professed in 1995.

Frances Lambert (Chiltern Area, formerly in Cornwall Area, Truro B Group) died on 17 August 2017.  She was professed in 1983.  Her husband, Philip, a fellow tertiary, wrote  “At 12:25 pm today 17th August 2017 my beautiful, generous, funny, loving, life-giving wife Fran died. Our three children were all there with me as she literally slipped away. She  kept going until Henry arrived from the USA and after managing a hug and smile she died 20 mins later.  We are so grateful for all the loving support we have been given.  We will be really pleased to have anyone who is able come to her funeral and I will send out the date and time when we know it.”

Jean Rhodes (Yorkshire West & Skipton Area, Leeds Group) died on 29 July 2017.  She was professed in 1982.

Don(ald) Lonsdale, (Lincoln Area, Lincoln Juniper Group) died on 12 August 2017 in Lincoln County Hospital.  He was professed in 1991.  Prayers please for his wife Joan, a fellow tertiary, daughter Claire and son Sean.

Elizabeth Cooke  (Wessex Area, Bournemouth Group) died in June 2017.    She was professed in 2013.  Her funeral took place on 6 July 2017.

Chris Davenport  (Cumbria & Lancashire Area,  East Lancs Group) died in the week beginning 25 June 2017.  He was professed in 1998.

Jonathan Cruikshank  (Wyevern Area, Kidderminster Group) died on 28 May 2017.  He was professed in 1979.

Pam Waller (Kent West, Tunbridge Wells Group) died on 22 June 2017.  She was professed in 1982.  Her husband John was also a tertiary; he died in 2015.  Her funeral will be on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 3.00pm at The College of St Barnabas, Blackberry Lane, Lingfield, Surrey  RH7 6NJ.   Tertaries will be warmly welcomed at the College.

Edwin Phillips (Wales Area, Brycheiniog Group) has died.  He was professed in 2004.

Rodney Harrison (Wyevern Area, Malvern Group) died on 17 May 2017.  He was professed in 2000.
Rodney died peacefully at home from heart failure on Wednesday 17 May 2017.  Jenny (his widow), Victoria, Ursula and Jon, Henry, Edward and Octavia will miss their much loved husband, father, father in law and grandfather. Rodney’s funeral will be in St Mary’s Church, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, on Monday June 5th at 1.30pm, followed by burial in the churchyard. There will be a simple flower tribute from the family, but if anyone would like to remember Rodney, a donation to St Michael’s Hospice would be welcome.  Their “Hospice at Home” service looked after him with care, dignity and compassion in his last few weeks.

Sigrid Larsén (Sweden Area, Linköping Group) died recently.  She was professed in 1993.  She become exactly 90 years old and will be buried on June 1.

David Claremont (Oxford Area, Windrush Group) died on 14 May 2017.  He was professed in 1972.  His funeral is on 12 June 2017,

Caryl Gough (Solent Area, Meon Group) died in late 2016.  She was professed in 1997.

Shirley Lee (Northampton Area, Kibworth Group) died earlier in 2017.  She was professed in 1981.

Marjorie Hyde (London South Area, Croydon Group) died recently.  She was professed in 1979.

Georgina Bennett (Somerset Area, La Verna Group) died in a Care Home recently.  She was professed in 1995.

Pat Miller (East Anglia Area, Colchester Group) died recently. She was professed in 2009.  Her funeral will be at Christ Church, Ireton Rd, Colchester CO3 3AT on Wednesday 12th April 2017 at 1.00 pm.  There will be refreshments and a chance to talk to the family afterwards in the church.

Peter Coombes  (London East and Essex South, London East Group) died very suddenly on
20 March 2017, just two days after making his life profession.

Margaret Wickham (Cambridge Area, Linton Group) died on 4 December 2016, aged 93.  She was professed in 1945 and had been the longest professed tertiary for at least 5 years.  Her funeral took place on Friday 30 December at St Mary’s Church, Great Bardfield, Braintree, Essex.

Rita Rigler formerly in the Cambridge Area died earlier this year.  She was professed in 2005.

Joan Howard (London East and Essex South, Loughton Group) died in December 2016 but we have only just been informed.  Joan was professed in 1998.

Derrik Jenkyns (Wyevern Area, Ludlow Group) died on 8 March 2017.  He was professed in 1984.  His funeral will be at St Laurence in Ludlow on March 27th at 12:30pm.

Rosemary Runciman (Wyevern Area, Malvern Group) died on 6 February 2017.   She was professed in 1988.

Sylvia Mears (Devon Area, Plymouth Local Group) died peacefully on 21st February aged 90.  She was professed in 2004.  Sylvia’s Service of Thanksgiving was held on the 17th March 2017 at 15.00 (3pm) at St George’s Church, Modbury, Devon  PL21 0TL.

Peter Semens (Scotland Area, Helensburgh & Glasgow Local Group) died on 21 Febraury after a short illness.  Peter was professed in 1996.  His wife Eileen is also a tertiary and we send her our condolences.

Vanessa Frost (Lancashire & Cumbria Area, West Lancashire Local Group) died on 1 February 2017.  She was professed in 1989.

Patsy Linton (Newcastle Area, Hexham Local Group) died on 7 February 2017 aged 90.   Her funeral was held on 27th February at 11.00am at Hexham Abbey followed by burial at Beltingham.  Patsy was professed in 1964. For an obituary click here.

Pearl Mitchell (Sussex Area, Chichester Local Group) died at the end of January 2017. She was professed in 1995.

Mary Cooper (Lincoln Area, Louth Local Group) died recently (her funeral was on 3rd February 2017). She was professed in 1997.

Audrey Hazelden (Cumbria & Lancashire Area, Kendal Local Group) died recently. She was professed in 1975.

Angela Fisher (Winchester Area, Winchester Local Group) died recently. She was professed in 1981.

Jeannie Yonge (Winchester Area, Winchester Local Group) died about a week after Christmas 2016. She was professed in 1981.

Violet Ashby (Berkshire Area, East Local Group) died on 25th December 2016 at the age of 98. She was professed in 2000.

Andrea Evans (Beds & Herts Area, St Albans Local Group) died on 19th December 2016. She was professed in 2004.

Heather Le Gallez (Channel Islands Area, Guernsey Local Group) died on 1st January 2017. She was professed in 2001.

Barbara Tannahill (Yorks North & East Area, La Verna Local Group) died on 20th December 2016. She was professed in 2005.

Winifred Stone (London West Area, Chelsea Local Group) died on 15th December 2016. She was professed in 1988. A requiem mass for Winifred will be at 1pm on Monday 16th January at St. Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Rd, SW11 3NA

Elisabeth Crosland (Shrewsbury Area, Shrewsbury Local Group) died in mid-October 2016. She was professed in 2005.

Leslie Stonehold (Shrewsbury Area, Shrewsbury Local Group) died in mid-October 2016. He was professed in 2002.

Pat Riley (East Anglia Area, Bury St Edmunds Local Group) died in December 2016. She was professed in 1999.

Don Oates (Cornwall Area, Truro A Local Group) died on 17th November 2016. He was professed in 2001.

Esme Stone (East Anglia Area, Martlesham Local Group) died on 17th November 2016. She was professed in 1993. Her funeral was at St.Mary’s Woodbridge at 12.30pm on Wednesday 30th November

Priscilla Bygott-Webb (Devon Area, Exmouth Local Group) died on Good Friday 2016. She was professed in 2002.

Penlerick Bridges (Winchester Area, Romsey and Southampton Local Group) died recently (notified November 2016). She was professed in 1999.

Nancy Baker (Ireland Area, Ireland North Local Group) died on 10th November. She was formerly the Ireland Area Guardian and Link Tertiary for Scotland and Ireland. She was professed in 1977.

Dennis Dyson (Borders Area, Lammermuir Local Group) died earlier this year (notified November 2016). He was professed in 1985. His widow, Pauline, is also a Tertiary (professed in 1985). We remember them both in our prayers.

Heather Jones (East Anglia Area, Lowestoft Local Group) died earlier this year (notified November 2016). She was professed in 1983.

Frank Baldwick (Notts & South Derbys Area, Rushcliffe Local Group) died on 30th October. He was professed in 1985.

Robert Walter (Cornwall Area) died some time ago – notified, November 2016. He was professed in 1983.


Deaths notified since Chapter (October 2015). Last update 11th October 2016.

Recent obituaries: Sheila Datson, Penny Goddard, Freda Alexander, Mavis Salt.

Gertrude Farman (East Anglia Area, Norwich Local Group) died recently (notified August 2016). She was professed in 1994. Her daughter, Joanne, is also a Tertiary, professed in 1996. We remember them both in our prayers.

Audrey Tyerman (East Anglia Area, South Suffolk Local Group) died in 2015 (notified October 2016). She was professed in 2004.

Janet McLeod (Cornwall Area) died on 26th September 2016.

Humphrey Squire (Blackmore Vale Area, Poole & Wareham Local Group) died recently (notified September 2016). He was professed in 2010.

Margaret Clarke (Berkshire Area, East Local Group) died on 13th September 2016. She was professed in 1994.

Harold Smith (Northampton Area, Kibworth Local Group) died recently (notified September 2016). He was professed in 1981.

Anne Campling (Oxford Area, Bedouins Local Group) died on 25th August 2016. She was professed in 1985. Her widower, Michael, is also a Tertiary (professed in 1970). We remember them both in our prayers.

Iens Shaw (Wales Area, West Wales Local Group) died on 25th April 2016 (notified August 2016). He was professed in 1981. His widow, Anne, is also a Tertiary (professed in 1985). We remember them both in our prayers.

George Edwin Lindley (Yorkshire West and Skipton Area, Airedale Local Group) died on 3 May 2016 at the age of 93. He was professed in 2001.

Thelma Haslett (Ireland Area, Ireland North Local Group) died on 22 May 2016. She was professed in 1977.

Pamela Richardson (Yorks South & North Derbys Area, Sheffield Local Group) died on 21 May 2016. She was professed in 1977.

Jill Lightfoot (Kent West Area, Tunbridge Wells Local Group) died on 20 May 2016. She was professed in 1983.

John Sullivan (Devon Area, Torbay Local Group) died recently (notified 11 May 2016). He was professed in 2001.

Sheila Datson (Wyevern Area, Kidderminster Local Group) died on 1 July 2015. She was professed in 1982. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Steve Nutt (Mersey Valley Area, Manchester Local Group) died on 2 March 2016. He was noviced in 2013 and served for a short time on the Disability Advice Team.

Rosemarie Wise (Durham Area, Hild Local Group) died on 5 April 2016. She was professed in 1978.

Muriel Stammers (Yorkshire West & Skipton Area, Leeds Local Group) died on 29 March 2016. She was professed in 1966.

Joyce Overington (Kent West Area, Sevenoaks Local Group) died in January 2016 (notified in March). She was professed in 1991. Her widower, David, is also a Tertiary (professed in 1981). We remember them both in our prayers.

Mavis Salt (Blackmore Vale Area, Yeovil Local Group) died in February 2016. She was professed in 1964. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Marion Way (Durham Area, Durham Central Local Group) died on 17 March 2016. She was professed in 1980.

Don Wark (Berkshire Area, Central Local Group) died on 28 February 2016 at the age of 89. He was professed in 1978.

Vera Edwards (Mercia Area, North Staffordshire Local Group) died recently (advised 29 February 2016). She was professed in 1989 and had moved to a care home in Penzance to be near her daughter and family, but remained attached to the Mercia Area and in touch with the Contemplatives Network.

Peter Batchelor (Cambridge Area, Linton Local Group) died on 2 January 2016. He was professed in 2011.

Freda Alexander (Scotland Area, Edinburgh Local Group) died on 25 February 2016. She was professed in 2004 and recently contributed a paper “Reflecting Creatively on Loss” to the website. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Lynette Clayton (Somerset Area, Ilminster Local Group) died on 10 February 2016. She was professed in 1997.

Roy Evans (Shrewsbury Area, Mid Shropshire Local Group) died on 24 January 2016. He was professed in 1994.

Rosemary Cayton (Cumbria & Lancashire Area, West Lancs Local Group) died recently (notified 17 January 2016). She was professed in 1971. Her widower, John, is also a Tertiary (professed in 1970). We remember them both in our prayers.

Judith Harvey (Cumbria & Lancashire Area, East Lancs Local Group) died recently (notified 17 January 2016). She was professed in 1997.

Evelyn Puddicombe (Devon Area, North Devon Local Group) died recently (notified 15 January 2016). She was professed in 1979. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Rosemary Botting (Guildford Area, Mole Valley Group) died on 7 January 2016. She was professed in 1983 and was in her nineties. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Penny Norman (Durham Area, Hild Local Group) died recently (notified 18th December 2015). She was professed in 1998.

Noel Lovatt (Mercia Area, North Staffordshire Local Group) died on 4th December 2015. She was professed in 1973, Her widower, John, is also a Tertiary (and currently Provincial Treasurer); they were Noviced and Professed together. We remember them both in our prayers.

Gerald Shaw (Berkshire Area, East Local Group) died on 13th November 2015. He was professed in 1981. His widow, Nanette, is also a Tertiary; they were Noviced and Professed together. We remember them both in our prayers.

Marian Nevell (London South Area, SE London Local Group) died on 4th November 2015. She was professed in 1960 – there are fewer than 10 surviving Tertiaries who were professed before then.

Graham Mann (Borders Area, Lammermuir Local Group) died in February 2015. He was professed in 1994.


Those Tertiaries whose deaths have been notified to the Membership Secretary between Francistide 2014 and Francistide 2015 were remembered with prayer at Chapter on 18 October 2015. The list will appear in TON 56.


Julia Wilkinson (Cornwall Area, Truro B Local Group) died on 26th September 2015. She was professed in 2005.

Joan Watts (London West Area, Chelsea Local Group) died on 16th September 2015. She was professed in 1984. An obituary is available here.

John Waller (Kent West Area, Tunbridge Wells North Local Group) died in early September 2015. He was professed in 1993. His widow Pamela is also a Tertiary.

Christine Harrison (Kent West Area, Tunbridge Wells Local Group) died suddenly on 8th September 2015. She was professed in 2004 and was Area Formation Guardian at the time of her death.

Pauline Dyson (Newcastle Area, Newcastle Local Group) died on 9th September 2015 at the age of 90. She was professed in 1987.

Gordon Hocknell (Blackmore Vale Area, Shaftesbury Local Group) died in March 2015. He was professed in 1976. His widow, Valerie, is also a Tertiary,

Rosemary Chalmers-Tribe (Blackmore Vale Area, Poole & Wareham Local Group) died in June 2015. She was professed in 1982.

Clare Taylor (Cumbria & Lancashire Area, North Cumbria Local Group) died recently (July 2015) at the age of 101. She was professed in 1958.

Joan Levett (Somerset Area, La Verna Local Group) died in 2011 (TSSF was advised recently). She was professed in 1966.

Irene Clark (Lincoln Area, North Lincoln Local Group) died in June 2015. She was professed in 2011.

Enid Desert (Beds & Herts Area, Bedford Local Group) died on 15th July 2015. She was professed in 1991.

Katarina Jansson Jerkeman (Sweden Area, Gothenberg Group) died on 12th July 2015. She was professed in 2002.

Roy Crawley (Berkshire Area, Central Group) died on 19th June 2015. He was professed in 1995.

Sue Savage (Wales Area, Brycheiniog Group) died recently (notified 5th June 2015). She was professed in 2004.

David Leeson (Severn Area, Cirencester Group) died recently (notified 5th June 2015). He was professed in 1986.

Louise Claremont (Oxford Area, Windrush Group) died on 26th May 2015. She was professed in 1987. Her husband, David, is also a professed tertiary.

Peter Garland (Lincoln Area, S Lincs Group) died on 27th May 2015. He was professed in 1992. He leaves behind his wife Frances, also a professed tertiary, and three sons.

Rosemary Knowlton (Berkshire Area, Central Group) died recently (notified in May 2015). She was professed in 1966.

Mary Cherry (Oxford Area, Windrush Group) died on 15th May 2015. She was professed in 1981.

Gloria Catleugh (West Yorkshire Area, Airedale Group) died at the age of 84 on 15th May 2015. She was professed in 1979.

Margaret Greening (Severn Area, Gloucester South Group) died in early March 2015. She was professed in 1993.

Gladys Chamberlain (Cornwall Area, Truro B Group) died in February 2015. She was professed in 1946

Hilary Gould (Wales Area, West Wales Group) died on 12th May 2015. She was professed in 2010.

Peggy Taylor (Somerset Area, La Verna Group) died earlier in 2015 (notified May 2015). She was professed in 1985.

Joan Dickens (Somerset Area, La Verna Group) died soon after moving from Northampton in 2013-14 (notified May 2015). She was professed in 1979.

John Proudman (Mercia Area, North Staffordshire Group) died on 29th April 2015. He was professed in 2002.

Betty Milroy (London West Area, Middlesex Group) died on 24th April 2015. She was professed in 1985. Her funeral will take place on Monday 11th May at 11 am at John Keble Church, 142 Deans Lane, Edgware.  Afterwards Tertiaries are welcome to join the family in the church hall.

Jane Goodenough (Berkshire Area, West Group) died recently (notified 4th May 2015). She was professed in 2005.

Jean Davis (West Midlands Area, Little Portion Group) died in early April 2015. She was professed in 1979.

Pat Hastings (Chiltern Area) died in early April 2015. She was professed in 1996.

Ray Knell (Durham Area, Bede Group) died on 27 March 2015. He was professed in 1965. There will be a memorial service at St. Mary’s, Heworth on May 21st, led by the Revd Meg Gilley, at 11 am.

Paddy Holmes (Sussex Area, Chichester Group) died on 23 February 2015. She was professed in 1969.

Nick Charrington (Shrewsbury Area, Shrewsbury Group) died unexpectedly on 31 January 2015. He was professed in 1985.

Elizabeth Stirling (Northampton Area, Rutland Group) died on 9 February 2015. She was professed in 1977. More about Elizabeth here.

David Fairbrother (Notts & South Derbyshire Area, Leicester St Aidan Group) died on 9 February 2015. He was professed in 2010.

Colin Mylne (Scotland Area, Inverness Group) died on 21 February 2015. He was professed in 1971.

Margaret Thame (Severn Area, North Cotswolds Group) died on 29 January 2015, after a long illness. She was professed in 1982. More about Margaret here.

Roy Windmill (Somerset Area, La Verna Group) died on 22 January 2015 at the age of 98. He wa professed in 1981

Eileen Gurr (Winchester Area, Southampton Group) died on 25 November 2014. She was professed in 1958. Her husband was also a Tertiary; he died in Autumn 2006.

Nancy Wight (South Yorkshire & North Derbyshire Area, Sheffield Group) died shortly before 25 December 2014. She was professed in 1993.

Liz Bellinger, a novice (Lincoln Area, Juniper Group) died in July 2014 (notified 2015).

Jim Barclay (East Anglia, Colchester Group) died in 2014 (notified 2015). He was professed in 1984.

Penny Goddard (Wyevern Area, Teme Group) died on 25 December 2014. She was professed in 1990. An obituary has been provided by the Area – click this text to see it.

Mavis Clayton (Devon Area, North Devon Group) died on 28 December 2014. She was professed in 1991. A fellow-Tertiary wrote:
She had been taken into hospital yesterday morning and not regained consciousness. She’d had an amazing Christmas, everyone seemed to go and visit her. She will be so missed by her family, by myself and so many friends. More about Mavis here.
The obituary based on the address at her funeral is also available here.

Pat Mayes (Ireland Area, Ireland South Group) died on 23 December 2014. She was professed in 1977. She died peacefully in Brabazon House, Sandymount, and was 92.  She and her husband were founders of TSSF Ireland, and will be remembered by many.  The funeral was on Monday 29 December, in Nun’s Cross Church, Killiskey, Ashford.

Steve Jones (Devon Area, North Devon Group) died recently. (Notified on 18 December 2014.)  He was professed in 2006. In the words of the local group convenor:
Steve was admitted to hospital in Exeter with breathing problems where his condition quickly deteriorated. He died very peacefully with his son John by his side. Steve will be sadly missed; he was an inspiration in his faith & Christian journey. More about Steve here.

Bishop Michael Hare Duke (Scotland Area, Central Group) died peacefully in Perth Royal Infirmary on 15 December 2014. He was professed in 1950. There is a tribute from Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, at http://thurible.net/2014/12/16/generous-episcopacy-rt-rev-michael-hare-duke-rip/
The funeral was on Tuesday 23 December 2014 in St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth, at 10 am

Joyce File (Yorks West & Skipton Area, Airedale Group) died on 10 December 2014. She was professed in 1948.
The funeral took place on Friday, 19th of December, at Christ Church in Skipton, at 1.30 pm.  The service was taken by Father David Williams.
Her son, Nicolas, expressed the hope that a Tertiary who knew her well, might be prepared to do a presentation about her at the funeral. Any volunteers? Contact your Area Minister or the Provincial Communications Coordinator (comms@tssf.org.uk).

Nolan Tobias, Minister Provincial of the African Province of TSSF, died on 8th November 2014. A tribute by Verena Rogers TSSF, Provincial Secretary of the African Province was read at the Service of Comfort a day or two before the funeral.

David Rees (Cumbria & Lancs Area, West Lancs Group) died on 12 June 2014. He was professed in 1996.

Honor Hiley (Guildford Area, Mole Valley Group) died on 24 October 2014. She was professed in 1961 and was a Provincial Novice Counsellor in the 1980s. More about Honor here.


Those Tertiaries whose deaths have been notified to the Membership Secretary between Francistide 2013 and Francistide 2014 were remembered with prayer at Chapter on 19 October 2014. The list appeared in TON 53.


The followng deaths have been notified without details:

Roy Coates (Yorks South & North Derby Area, Sheffield Group); he was professed in 1993.

Elvina Plested (Somerset Area, La Verna Group); professed in 1978.

Betty Side (Notts & South Derby Area, Derby Group); professed in 2012

Steve Veazey (Beds & Herts Area, Bedford & Milton Keynes Group); professed in 1990.


Martin Hussey (Guildford Area, Mole Valley Group) died on 9 October 2014. He was professed in 1977. More about Martin here.

Sheila Luxon (Beds & Herts Area, Bedford & Milton Keynes Group) died on 5 October 2014. She was professed in 1994.

Marion Mort (Solent Area, Meon Group) died on 8 September 2014. She was professed in 1994.

Basil French (Devon Area, Exeter Group) died in mid-September 2014. He was professed in 1948.

Ann Tilley (West Midlands Area, Birmingham Group) died recently (TSSF informed on 14 September 2014. She was professed in 1981.

Kate Purches (Newcastle Area, Hexham Group) died on 22 August 2014. She was born on 3 June 1912 and professed in 1962. More about Kate here.
The funeral service was held at Hexham Abbey on 15 September at 12 noon followed by cremation in Newcastle. Canon Frank Dexter  presided and preached. He had been instructed by Kate with the words “No halo, I am not a Saint”. He dared to disagree.

John Durnell (Wales Area, Eryri Group) died on 1 August 2014 after a short illness. He was professed in 1972. Prayers are asked for his widow, Grace. His son, Adrian, said how much TSSF meant to his father over the years.

Martin Reed (Severn Area, North Cotswolds Group) died on 11 August 2014. He was professed in 2013.

Jenefer Randolph (Kent West Area, Maidstone Group) died peacefully on 13 August 2014 following years of increasing frailty. She was professed in 1993. Tertiaries had many years of annual Quiet Days at her house in Kent.

Gilbert Ramsey (Cornwall Area, St Austell Group) died in July 2014. He was professed in 2000.

Ean Kinmont (Wyevern Area, Malvern Group) died on 30 May. He was professed in 1966 and he has given marked service during his time as a professed Tertiary. His widow, Ann, is also a Tertiary; they were Noviced and Professed together. We remember them both in our prayers. An obituary is available here.

Jerry Hall (South London Area, SE London Group; 12 February 1956 – May 2014) died unexpectedly on his own. He was professed in 1998. He was a most unusual Tertiary who lived out his vocation in the spirit of Francis, accepting poverty as his path through the world. He survived on a low budget and probably a poor diet. He wore sandals even in cold weather, and in summer often went around completely barefoot. He worked hard within his community, concerned about environmental issues, conserving the world’s resources and treading lightly upon the earth. He is sorely missed in his Local Group and Area.

David Fitter (Devon Area, North Devon Group) died in May 2014. He was professed in 1967. He battled with cancer for some months. He has been a part of TSSF in Devon for many years, and will be greatly missed. An obituary from his Local Group is here.

Jennifer Gordon Clark (Newcastle Area, Newcastle Group) died on 21 April 2014. She was professed in 1982. Sadly she was not able to get to meetings in Newcastle due to her failing health. Prior to their move north 18 months ago to be close to their daughter Elizabeth and her family, Jennifer and her husband John lived in Guildford for many years and were both very active in the Third Order. Her funeral was on Thursday 8 May 2014 at 11am at St Mary’s Church, Ponteland. There was a Service of Thanksgiving on Saturday 5 July 2014 at Holy Trinity Church, Guildford.

Pauline Taperell (Notts & South Derbyshire Area, Rushcliffe Group) died on 19 March 2014 at the age of 76. She was professed in 1970. Pauline was a Tertiary with no sight but living a full life helped out by Braille. What was provided for her as a Tertiary was the icing on her cake, most of the time; sometimes accepted with patience and humour too. An obituary based on the address at her funeral is here.

Hannah-Maria Coxhead (Avon Vale Area, Bristol West Group) died in March 2014 at the age of 93. She was professed in 1950.

Pamela Middleton (Scotland Area, Inverness Group) died on 2 March 2014. She was professed in 1968. Pamela has been a member of the Inverness Group for the past 4 years having previously been in Cambridge Area. In recent years her great age and increasing infirmity meant that she was unable to attend group meetings but nevertheless she maintained a lively interest in the Third Order and all matters Franciscan. Pamela’s funeral service was held at St Maelrubha’s Church, Poolewe on Thursday 6th March.

Priscilla Hamel-Cooke (Devon Area, Torbay Group) died in 2013 (notified March 2014). She was professed in 1983.

Val Povey (Notts & South Derbyshire Area, Rushcliffe Group) died recently (notified March 2014). She was professed in 1986.

Francis Charles (Canterbury Area, Canterbury Group) died on 18 March 2014 at the age of 102. He was professed in 1974.

Val Wodehouse (Cornwall Area, St Austell Group) died in 2013 (notified February 2014). She was professed in 1998.

Jean Woodford (Blackmore Vale Area, Shaftesbury Group) died on 13 February 2014 after a short illness. She was professed in 1998.

Tim Kimberley (West Midlands Area, Birmingham Group) died recently (notified 5 February 2014). He was professed in 1997.

Jane Goupillon (Wales Area, West Wales Group) died on 23 January 2014. She was professed in 1999.

Jim Warner (London West Area, Middlesex Group) died in Northwick Park Hospital on 20 January 2014. He was professed in 2006.

Marjorie Ratcliffe (Mersey Valley Area, Liverpool Group) died peacefully in her sleep in the early hours of 2 January 2014. She was professed in 1982.

Peter Dendy (West Midlands Area, Birmingham South Group) died recently (notified 13 January 2014). He was professed in 1967.

Mary Maynard (Yorks West & Skipton Area, Calderdale Group) died recently (notified 17 December 2013). She was professed in 1982.

Catherine Bryant (Guildford Area, Farnham Group) died during the night of 13/14 November 2013. She was professed in 1982.

Consie Karfoot (Midlands West Area, Walsall Group) died recently (notified 5 November 2013). She was professed in 1985.

Bennie Gregory (East Anglia Area, Norwich Group) died on 1 November 2013. She was professed in 1993.

Irene Richards (Wessex Area, Bournemouth Group) died recently (notified 28 October 2013). She was professed in 1976.


Those Tertiaries whose deaths have been notified to the Membership Secretary between Francistide 2012 and Francistide 2013 were remembered with prayer at Chapter on 13 October 2013. The list appeared in TON 50.


Hilda Wiltshire (Somerset Area, La Verna Group) died at the end of September 2013. She was professed in 1978. Her funeral is on Friday 11th October at 2pm at St Peter’s church Priorswood, Taunton.

Fran Butler (Cornwall Area, St Ives Group) died on 6 September 2013. She was professed in 2008. Please pray for Phil (professed 2006) and their family.

Hannah Elizabeth (Wessex Area, Warminster Group) died recently (August 2013). She was professed in 1977.

Lloyd Davies (Sussex Area, Sussex Weald Group) died recently (August 2013). He was professed in 1983.

Marion Kettle (Severn Area, Gloucester South Group) died on 27 July 2013. She was professed in 2000.

David Chamberlain (Cornwall Area, Truro B Local Group) died on 12 July 2013. He was professed in 1959. Please pray for his widow, Gladys, and for the family. The funeral was at Penmount Crematorium on Monday, 5 August at 2pm. The Revd Canon Gordon Smyth TSSF took the service and he issued an invitation to meet at All Saints Highertown afterwards for a cup of tea. Gladys was professed in 1946, and is one of only five Tertiaries professed in that decade in TSSF records.

Dorothy Patrick (London West Area, Chelsea Local Group) died on 13 July 2013. She was professed in 1992.

Tony Coxon (Wales Area, Cardiff/Gwent Local Group) died recently (notified June 2013). He was professed in 1996.

Michael Benton (Scotland Area, Central Local Group) died recently (June 2013). He was professed in 1979.

Fianach Lawry (Scotland Area, Central Local Group) died recently (June 2013). She was professed in 1996.

David Balding (Area Minister, Guildford, Mole Valley Local Group) died on 22 June 2013. He was professed in 2008. An obituary has been added.

Kath (Kathleen) Taylor (Lincoln Area, Edward King Local Group) died in June 2013. She was professed in 1995.

Kenneth Johnson (Mercia Area, N Staffs Local Group) died in April 2013. He was professed in 1987.

Morwenna Lea-Wilson (Chiltern Area, Ducks Local Group) died on 10 April 2013. She was professed in 1948 and in her 90s. Her funeral was on Monday 22 April at 1.30pm at St Mary’s Church, Haddenham, and afterwards at The Spread Eagle, Thame, from 2.30pm.

Margaret Edington (London West Area, Middlesex Local Group) died on 28 March 2013. She was professed in 1956.

Molly Finch (Berkshire Area, East Group) died on 14 March 2013. She was professed in 1987.

Ken Seagers (London South Area, Convenor of SE London Group) died peacefully in hospital on the morning of Friday 1 March 2013. He was professed in 2002. (Obituary here and below)

Rosalind Seddon (Mersey Valley Area, Manchester Group) died on 27 February 2013. She was professed in 2006.

Cathie Hall (Newcastle Area, professed 1964) died on 5th February 2013 at the age of 92. Cathie’s body was received into St Mark’s Shiremoor on Wednesday 13th February, and the Requiem Mass was conducted at 11.15 on Thursday 14th February by Canon Alder Gofton TSSF. (Obituary here and below)

Bob Leigh (Bournemouth Local Group, Wessex Area) died peacefully at 10 minutes past midnight on January 27th.

Pamela (Pam) Mitchell (Welwyn Small Group, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire Area, professed 1996) died over the weekend of 26/27 January 2013.

Guy Denham (Bournemouth Local Group, Wessex Area) died peacefully at 7 am on Wednesday 9th January. The funeral took place at All Saints Church, Hordle (New Forest, near Lymington) at 2pm on Tuesday 22nd.

Margaret Scott (Cambridge Area, professed 1965) died on 8th January 2013 at the age of 75. The obituary is based on the tribute delivered by Canon Richard Ames Lewis TSSF at Alconbury Church (near Huntingdon) on 24th January.

Graham Hullett (Lincoln Area, Edward King Group) Advised February 2013.

Giles Blomfield (Truro Group, Cornwall Area) 2012. Advised February 2013.

Anne Bevan (La Verna Group, Somerset Area) 2012. Advised February 2013.

Judy Walker (Winchester Area, Southampton Group) 2012. Advised 11 January 2013.

Barrie Briggs ( Sheffield Group, Yorks South & North Derby Area AFG ) Died suddenly. Advised January 2013.

Violet Webdale (London East & Essex South Area,  London E Group) Advised November 2012.

Trevor Boycott (Newcastle Area, professed 1995) died on 29th December 2012 at the age of 62. The Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Revd Jane Wood TSSF, assisted by Canon Robin Greenwood TSSF with an address (follow link) by Canon Richard Hill TSSF, at St Mary’s, Monkseaton (Tyneside) on 9th January 2013. (Obituary here)

Ann Rust (Yorks North & East Area, Ripon Group) RIP 27 December 2012.

Maurice Lakeman (Jersey Local Group, Channel Islands Area) died peacefully on Monday, 24 December, 2012, aged 87 years.

Christopher Martineau (Wyevern Area, Malvern Group) RIP 21 December 2012. (Obituary here and below, added July 2013)

Marjorie Hodson (Shrewsbury Area, Ellesmere Group) RIP 26 October 2012.

Olga Patricia Moyston-Bell (Durham West Group, Durham Area) October 16, 2012.

Tony Riley (Mercia Area, Cheshire Group)  Area Treasurer. RIP 12 October 2012.

Mervyn Anglesea (Shrewsbury Group, Chester & NE Wales Area) RIP August 2012.

David Anthony (Rushcliffe Group, Nottinghamshire & South Derby Area) a Novice, died in February 2012.

Peggy Berryman (East Anglia Area) died on June 14, 2011.


Five obituaries were sent to the Editor of the Chronicle in 2012, after the last issue was printed. The decision was taken that the new publication, ‘Little Portion’, would not carry obituaries. We apologize for the delay in implementing the alternative system of putting these on the web directly and hope that this is acceptable. To these have been added obituaries for 2013.

More recent obituaries are in other pages listed to the right. Tertiaries are welcome to offer obituaries for these pages.