Submariner Funerals

Submariner Funerals

'Crossing the Bar'

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

"Twilight and the evening bell,
And after it the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark

For tho' from out our bourne
Of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."

Alfred Lord Tennyson

'We Will Remember Them'
It is our sad duty to inform you that the following members are on "ETERNAL PATROL"


Funeral Details when received will be promulgated on this Website and remain so for two months. Please also check the In Memoriam →

Hookey Keith
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It is my sad duty to inform you that Vectis Branch Member Keith Hookey, Passed away suddenly on 13th Dec 2017. Keith served in boats from 1965 to 1979 on Thermopylae, Alderney, Ambush, Rorqual, Osiris and Otus.
His funeral will take place at the Isle of Wight Crematorium on Friday the 26th Jan. at 10:30am.
Donations if desired may be made by cheque made payable to Earl Mountbatten Hospice, via The Co-operative Funeralcare, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3RN
Submitted by:
Ronald Shipman
Vectis Branch Secretary

| January 2018

Allan Jones
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It is my sad duty to inform you that Branch Member Allan Jones, Leading Telegraphist, PJ962426, has Crossed the Bar at the age of 83. He served on Submarines 1958 - 1962. Submarines include Aurochs and Token. He passed away as a result of COPD from Asbestos on 21 December 2017. He also suffered from Dementia in his latter years.
His funeral will take place at Morriston Crematorium, Swansea on Monday 15 January 2018 at 1230.
Submitted by:
Roger Morris
Welsh Branch Secretary

| January 2018

David Barr
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It is with deep regret that I must inform you that David (Dave) Burr has 'Crossed the Bar', he's suffered from heart problems for a good few years and was fitted with a pacemaker, he didn't feel too well overnight Thursday 23rd November and sadly passed away 17.00 ish Friday 24th November, He leaves a wife Liz and two grown-up children, Nicholas and Grant, He left the Navy as a PO Officer's Steward, service number D090449R. It is the wishes of the family that NO WREATHS, NO STANDARDS and only FAMILY FLOWERS (low key affair) if you so wish to make a donation instead, the chosen charity that has been given is the British Heart Foundation chosen especially for all their help given to Dave over the years. Molly Pins would be gratefully received and worn with pride by the NOK, the address to send them to is as follows: Flat 14, Trafalgar Quarters, Park Row, Greenwich Village, London, SE10 9NL. Details of the Service: Monday 11th December at 15.15, Eltham Crematorium, Crownwood Way, Eltham, SE9 2AZ Tel No 0208 8921 6700.
Submitted by:
Billy Dobson
Via We Remember Submariners

| November 2017

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