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Obituary

Paul Robinson

It is with great sadness I would like to report of the untimely death of Paul Robinson after of two year long brave battle with Cancer, tragically he lost his battle on the morning of 27th March at the age of 49. Paul with his wife Gloria owned the Gavic affix which was mainly attributed to German Wirehaired Pointers.

Paul and Gloria became involved in the breed in 1989 having bought their foundation bitch from Ruth and Doug Martin (Sunhouse). This bitch, Ch. Sunhouse Kati Varga of Gavic, was handled by Paul to be one of the few "Full" title holders in the breed. The Gavic Kennels also had one of the most recent influential stud dogs in the breed Ch. Danish Ambassador of Gavic, a Danish Import again which Paul handled to his "Full" title. The Gavic kennels have owned /produced seven title holders including title holders in the USA. Paul was always cheerful and happy to play the "joker" always seeing the bright side of life. He was always ready to help newcomers to the breed and was a founder member of the North of England HPR club. Paul was looking forward to his many up and coming judging appointments, something which he enjoyed tremendously, the most recent was to be BIS at the N. of E. HPR club this coming weekend. Paul will be sorely missed by us all and our deepest sympathies go to Gloria, and his children Gavin and Victoria and their two grandchildren.

Maxine McCullough
Kimmax German Wirehaired Pointers.


Mr Gordon Grieve

The World of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is saddened by the passing of Gordon Grieve on 18th March after a short illness. Gordon was a Director of Wig Creations and many people, actors and actresses were among his clients.

He was a keen Dandie lover and enjoyed showing his Ch Sowdens Sandpiper, (both Gordon and his dog were always immaculately turned out). Gordon would always help and guide a novice on Dandie presentation.

He was Chairman of the Southern Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club for a short while before settling to be Vice-Chairman and giving of his time and enthusiasm for many years in this role. Full of fun he was well known for his melodious duets with Dr Ruth Tattersall at the yearly dinners prior to the club championship shows in September.

He will be much missed by his friends in the Dandie World and our sympathy and prayers go to his long time partner Brian Maddox.

Anne Mattinson, SDDTC