We are sad to note the passing of Mrs Madge Morse, aged 98. Her funeral service was held on Friday 22 February.
Those of you who have lived in the village a long while, will remember Madge and Frank, her husband, as the main stay of the chapel for many years. It was their actions, in the late 1940s that raised the funding to build the new Methodist church (the brick one). Previously the Methodist congregation met in the tin chapel, which was next door, (recently knocked down and replaced with a small house). We give thanks for the lives of both Madge and Frank.
Rhona Butler sadly passed away on the 15th September after a long battle with Cancer in Sobell House.
She was a resident of School Lane for many years and first moved in after marrying her late husband Tony. They had two children Lorraine and Paul who both remain in the village.
She is survived by Lorraine and Paul and her grandchildren; Lauren and Luke.
Her funeral will be held at St. Blaise Church on 28th September at 11am.
She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends.
Margaret died on 21 June at the age of 97.
Hugh, Margaret and Simon moved to Milton from Dorset in August 1963 to take over Millbrook House School. They were very active in the village; Hugh was churchwarden, chairman of Milton Parish Council, played cricket for Milton Cricket Club and would often be seen on the side-line at Milton United.
Margaret was a regular at St Blaise. As well as supporting many events in the village she hosted Christmas tea parties for the Milton Derby & Joan and an annual fete raising funds for the Cricket Club.
Millbrook House School was very much a part of the community and many villagers became involved – teachers, matrons, cooks, domestic and maintenance staff – all essential to the smooth running of the school.
She would have often been seen in the past walking her dogs and she had several over the years; a St Bernard, a very timid Irish Wolfhound, two westies and a terrier.
Her wish was to be buried with Hugh in Milton Cemetery and so her funeral was delayed until the works on creating the community space was complete. Her funeral on 24 July was held in the newly refurbished St Blaise Church.
Freda passed away peacefully at Winterbrook Nursing Home, Wallingford on 02 January aged 91. She had been in hospital since a fall at the end of August in which she broke her hip, before moving to Wallingford towards the end of November to receive the full time care she needed.
Freda was born in Appleton, but moved to Sutton Courtenay as a child. She spent most her life in Sutton Courtenay before moving to the bungalow in Pembroke Lane in 2004.
Freda and her husband Ron where very active in the community life of Sutton Courtenay. She will be sadly missed by all her family and her many friends.
Helen Glazebrook (Daughter)