It is with great regret that I have to report the death of Harry Dunn on 4th November 2006 at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop, Notts. He died peacefully after a short illness with friends at his bedside.
He was best known as and most proud of his position as Vice President of the National Gundog Association and Chairman of Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club. He and a band of enthusiastic colleagues were responsible for founding the Dukeries Gundog in 1975 and giving it is distinctive name and badge. He was elected Chairman at its first meeting and remained in this office up to this death. He was very active on the show side and did not miss a single Committee meeting. He will be sorely missed by his colleagues both in the Club and in the wider Gundog world.
He was born in the picturesque village of Whitwell on the Derbyshire/Notts border over 90 years ago. He left school to join the RAF and then worked for the railways. He was a very keen cricket player and a member of Derbyshire Cricket Club. He proudly wore their club tie. He showed and bred Labs under his Raytonbank affix. His judging skills were much in demand and he awarded CCs and Green Stars in several Gundog breeds. His tales about his trips to Ireland entertained many an audience.
He can best be described as a gentleman and a true Gundog enthusiast. His home in Worksop was surrounded by cricket and dog memorabilia including his large collection of dog club badges from all over the world. He was married and had two children. His wife sadly died a few years ago. His funeral on 13th November 2006 at Worksop Priory was well attended by colleagues and friends from the Gundog world.
Dr Robert Suchett-Kaye
Hon Secretary Dukeries (Notts) Gundog Club