It is with deep regret that we record the death of Alun Prothero who passed away at his home in Morton, near Oswestry on Friday 1st June age 77 years. He had been unwell for some time and sadly lost his battle with cancer. Alun will be remembered for his involvement with the GSD kennel name Marvid.
He had bred champions and gave CCs in the breed. Alun also owned Arabian horses including the famous World Ch Camargue and had bred numerous British National Champions.
Roy Brandon a long time friend of Alun’s in the GSD world tells me that Alun’s father bought him his first dog in the 1940’s before he went to college. In his professional life he became a Headmaster. Alun became more seriously interested in the dog scene in the 1960’s and had a dog by Ludwig of Charivingo. He was a Founder Member of the GSD Alsatian Club of UK and was the club’s first secretary for a period. He first awarded CC’s in the 1980’s and Roy thinks his first appointment was at Richmond Ch show. Also in the 80’s he made up two GSD’s Ch Marvid Jetsetter and Ch Marvid Demask. Marvid King of Diamonds also won a CC and Marvid Bold Ruler did a good amount of winning. Marvid Nicole won a RCC.
Our sincere sympathy to Mary, his wife, and sons Martin and David and their families at this sad and difficult time. Please phone family friend Tudor Bebbington on 01691-670062 for funeral details.
Steve & Erica Parsons