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29 November 2012 Father John Gilheny SDB RIP We now have the funeral details for Farther John which are as follows:
Reception of the body into Mary Help of Christians Church on Thursday 6th December 2012 at 5 pm
Funeral Mass at same Church on 7th December 2012 at 1130 am
Burial at Ship Lane Cemetery on 7th December 2012 at 1 pm 
Refreshments after funeral in the Parish Chuch Hall after the burial
Church is in Queen Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 6JR 
Cemetery is in Ship Lane, GU14 8BG  
Reception is in Queen Road, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 6JR 
MAY HE REST IN PEACE


Added: November 29, 2012
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Hello John

Admin reply: Dear Alastair,

Hi. Did you intend some message in your Guestbook entry.

Best wishes,

John


Added: November 23, 2012
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Dear Friends,

I have just received a tel call from Helen, Richard's daughter with the details for Richard's funeral:

Funeral: Requiem Mass on Friday 09 November 2012 at 1200

At: St Edward's Church in Windsor, Alma Road, SL4 3HJ

Followed by Committal at Oakley Green Cemetery, SL4 5UJ

Reception will be advised after the services.

Family would like to know how many are coming. You can let me know or Email Helen at: blakehmm@hotmail.co.uk

Best Wishes,

John

Admin reply: Richard Blake RIP

THE FAMILY REQUEST FLOWERS FROM THE FAMILY ONLY, PLEASE.

DONATIONS IN MEMORY OF RICHARD CAN BE FOR THAMES HOSPICE CARE AND/OR HELP
FOR HEROES.

These donations can be handed to the Undertakers on Friday.


Added: November 1, 2012
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Dear Readers,

I have just received a call from Marion, that her dear husband Richard Blake, Died this Morning. Richard ceated the Cowley Saleisain Past Pupils Assocition.

Please keep Richard in your kind prayers in praying for the repose of his soul and for strength of his Family at this very sad time,.

"May Richard now Rest in Peace"

Best Wishes,

John

P S Furneral details later


Added: October 31, 2012
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Dear Friedns,

I am just back from visiting Richard in the Thames Valley Hospice. He had been back in Hospital but now transferred to the Hospice.

I only spent about 6 minutes there, as Richard cannot speak with a large Oxygen mask on. He cannot breath for himself now, and is not taking food. fear he is nearing his end.

Please pray earnestly for Richard and his family at the most stressful time.

Many thanks and God Bless,

John


Added: October 28, 2012
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I have been reading posts by some of the lads from my Shrigley years and it would be great to swap memories etc with them. I wuold like the password to reply to them please. My years were 71-77. Many thanks. Peter Adamus

Admin reply: Dear Peter,

Thnk you for your message in our Guestbook. You do not need a Password, you simply create your replies by adding a new message in the Guestbook addressing, by name, whoever it is you would like to reach. This might have the effect to get something running.

Good luck, John Ward, National Vice President.


Added: October 25, 2012
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Dear Readers,

I have just spoken to Richard, who is now at home, after a very long spell in hospital. Sadly he has now been told he now has Motor Neurone disease. He finds is difficult to speak for long.

Richard was President of Cowley Assoiation and did much for the creation and maintenance for this Association. He was also a previous National Treasurer on the National Federation for some years.

Please storm heaven with your kind prayers for Richard and his family, on having to cope with this devestating news.

Best wishes,

John


Added: September 10, 2012
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Dear Friends,
I have received the following news from Patrick Morrissey, our former National President.

"Hi John,
Despite experiencing no symptoms and still refereeing (!), the Royal Marsden Hospital say that blood and bone marrow test results indicate that I must start chemotherapy immediately. So I start a 6 month programme on Friday 14th September.
I don't know how that will affect me at this stage. The hospital says that everybody reacts differently".

Patrick is clearly taking a pragmatic view of his condition. However I ask that we all keep Patrick, Diane and the family in our thoughts and kind prayers that this course of treatment will be effective and not a debilitating experience, for someone who has done so much for our National Council, and Africa, during his many years as our National President.

Many thnaks,

John


Added: September 9, 2012
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Hi all. I was a pupil at Cowley from 1956 to 1962, when I left and later went on to BRNC Dartmouth as a Supplementary List pilot Cadet, Midshipman and Sub-Lieutenant.

I'm on here to let anyone from that era know that Geoff Baron, who went through school with me, and was later to be my best man, has sadly died, in Corsica. He died on June 29th, but I've only just found out. I'm sure there are many past pupils from Cowley who remember Geoff with affection.

Geoff was a great man, who went on to join the RAF as a pilot while I was doing my own flying training with the Royal Navy. He married a French girl, Marie-Jo, and moved to France as a Captain flying a Canadair out of Nice. Sadly I lost touch with him then.

RIP, Geoff.

Admin reply: Dear Paul,

Many thnaks for your message in our Guestbook, with the sad news. I hope you recieve some responses to your appeal Best wishes, John Ward, National Vice President,


Added: September 3, 2012
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It was great to catch up with Bernie Kiernan again after so many years and would like anyone else from our form to contact me to say what they have been doing over the last 45 years or so

I noticed my brother David posted a note recently so I hope he gets some contacts as well

Admin reply: Dear Paul,

Great to have your feedback. I trust others will also make contact with you soon.

Best wishes,

John


Added: August 14, 2012
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