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May News update

Greetings Fellow Members,


I regret that I must inform you that yet another of our, steadily dwindling, band has
been served his ‘Final Posting Notice I have been advised, by his daughter Bev,
that John Kent sadly passed away, whilst in hospital, from an unexpected heart
attack brought on by already deteriorating health.

Bev advises me that she will advise future, relevant information as and when it
becomes available.


Barry’ children, Joanna, Nick and Jonathon have requested that I publish the
following information, regarding their Father’s cremation, to all Barry’s friends and

There will be a short funeral for Barry/Dad at 12:30 on the 16th June at
Lincoln Crematorium, Washingborough Road, LN4 1EF, followed by a
Wake at Washingborough Hall, LN4 1EH.

We very much want the funeral and Wake to be a celebration of a life well
lived, so please don’t feel you need to wear black.

No flowers please. If you would like to make a donation, in Barry’s
memory, there will be an opportunity at the funeral. We would like all
donations to be made to St Barnabas Hospice, Lincoln, who did such a
wonderful job in supporting us, and Dad, in the last few months

If you could let us know, as soon as possible, if you are attending, either
by email to, or by telephone/text to 07771
528792. This is just to give us an idea of numbers for the catering. Those
unable to attend, for whatever reason, need not respond

Any other queries don’t hesitate to get in touch - we really hope to see

Best wishes.”

Both myself and our Hon Treasurer, Alan Bailey, intend to participate in this
celebration of Barry’s life, and I know his wife, Jean, and his children would very
much appreciate the attendance of as many of our Association whom are able to
to join that Celebration.

I apologise for this being a rather somber Newsletter, but a brief look at our
respective birth certificates explains the reason!

Take Care, Fellow Members, of both yourselves, and those whom you love.Any other queries don’t hesitate to get in touch - we really hope to see

Best wishes.”

John Poulter

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