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Huge turnout at memorial service


Terry Thorn
Terry Thorn - remembered by his many friends in the world of dogs

OVER 350 people packed into the beautiful St Mary’s Church and its grounds in Kempsey on Wednesday August 27th. for the service of thanksgiving for the life of Terry Thorn.

Conducted by the Rev Peter Holzapfel the simple service was interspersed with eulogies from nine friends and colleagues from the world of pedigree dogs. These included Mick Horan, Norman Ziman, Jeff Horswell, Warwick Winston, Dr Paolo Dondina, Bill Moores, Eric Smethurst, Keith Nathan and Marion Spavin.

The congregation heard that not only was Terry Thorn a much loved and respected member of dogdom in this country but that his influence abroad was equally strong. This was evidenced by those attending from overseas including Dr Dondina who represented the FCI. OUR DOGS was represented by chairman David Cavill and consultant editor Bill Moores.

Those attending the service, in no particular order, included:- Pamela Aze, Mike & B Sargent, Rodney Oldham, Stuart Mallard, Dr Monica Boggia-Black, John Gascoigne, Louise Harrington, Pamela Jeans-Brown, Osman Sameja, Diana Rich, Sandra Marshall, Betty Munt, Melanie Reed, David Peck, Kerry Williamson, Stuart Baillie, Sandy Surrell, Jeff Crawford, Simon Parsons, Pam Blay, Chris Bexon, Mrs Christine Bexon, Liz Cartledge, Irene Terry, Jane Miller, Di Johnson Carl Johnson, Julia Swinburn, Elizabeth Gordon, Ian Gordon, Ann Woodrow, Dr R W James, Stuart Bell, Pat Rees, Daphne Richards, Rita Harbury-Carlisle, John Harbury-Carlisle, John Banbury, Alec Mackenzie, Mrs Alec Mackenzie, Mick Horan, Keith Derek, Mrs Eileen Hughes Jackie Rowland, Michael Parkinson, Mr & Mrs Moody, Miss Pat Sutton, Oonagh Gore, Anna Vickerman, Erica Jayes, Sarah Jackson, Geoff Spurrier, Suzanne Moorehouse, Mr & Mrs Hathaway, Hedd Richards Mrs Rathbone, Mrs Coar, Tegwyn Jones, Glynn Payne, Karina Le Mare Philip Browning, Mrs Caroline Browning, Domenico Traversari, Chris Greenwood, Jenny Shorer-Wheeler, Zola Rawson, Miss M S Churchill Hazel Fitzgibbon, Ann Foxwell, Peter Newman, Barry Day, Joy Brighton, David Brighton, Judith Daws, Brian Daws, Angela Prophet Susan Homewood, Mrs Marion Reeves, John Luckhurst, Pam Luckhurst, Marjory Cleaver, Chris Seidler, Ed Simpson, Mrs Carole Coode Jill Peak, Anne Macdonald, Sean Delmar, Cathy Delmar, Flo Winchurch Andrew Brace, Hermione Bruton, Sandra Allen, Ann Phillips, Bob King, Marguerite Perrenoud, Judith Ashworth, Mary Langley, Terry Donovan, Josie Macdonald, Jill West, Mr Ronnie Irving, Mr Eric Smethurst, Rebecca Peek, Jean Collins, Don Freeston, Marion Spavin Jan Wood, Patricia Knight, Liz Dunhill, Richard Kinsey, Roy Brandon, Rosemary Smart, Gerald King, John Harrison, Alan Beck, Joe Neath, Betty Neath, Kathy Gorman, William Moores, Clive Davies, Ian Gabriel Mark Cocozza, Dorothy McIntyre, Miss B M Brookes, Warwick Winston, Tony Kett, Keith Gordon, Jean Gordon, Brian Dyson, Jean Dyson, Geraldine Cove, Jeff Horswell, Dagmar Kenis-Pordham and Sandra (daughter), Eva & Ulla (sisters), Keith Lewis, Caroline Aylward-Chebsey, Bubbles wood-Davis, Sharon Pinkerton, Denise Dobby, Miranda Brace, Diana Sadler, Robin Sadler, Sue McCourt, Tan Nagrecha, Jane Right, Rebecca Phillips-Griffiths, Simon Jackson, Beverley Jackson, Eileen Hadley, Mr Hadley, John Marshall, Anna Marshall, Jenny Davie Trisha Dean, Jan Ralph, Ann Brown, Maggie Bryant, Mr & Mrs Hardaway, Fiona Lambert, Kari Wilberg, Denise Courtney, Jasper Courtney, Jennifer Stratten, Peter Roderick, Barbara Roderick, Mrs Karen Stockley, Christina Bailey, Jean Lanning, Annette Oliver-Wyles, Martin Wyles, Diana Hammond, Sue Mitchell, Colin Moores, Treena Moores, Jack Krall, Daniel Roberts, Ian Blackshaw, Faye Hutchings, Sue Holt June Miles, Jeff Luscott, Amanda Luscott, Sheila Jakeman, Mary Langley, Di Moate, Vivienne Phillips, Pamela Poulter, Jane Withers, Jennifer Dove, Meriel Hitchens, Ben Reynolds-Frost, Paula Reynolds-Frost, Mrs Gardner, Anne Roslin-Williams, Biddy & Robin Davis, Rudley Price, Ferelith Somerfield, Joan Payne, Robin Searle, Vanessa McAlpine, Andrea Peters, Robert Heartland, Alison Hartland, Sally-Ann Neath-Duggan, Martin Duggan, Juliet Leicester-Hope, Stephen Schilizzi, Diane Schilizzi, Shirley Vincent, Bill Vincent Jimmy Johnston-White, Trish Jones, William H King, Jack Randall Linda Randall, Sue Sampson, Hilary Norbury, Peter Hill, Pat Hill, Len Hammond, Richard Lucas, David Lee, Fred Lee, Vera Lee, Anna Paton Mary Davies, Thirza Chapman, Peggy Grayson, Storm Grayson Mr & Mrs Bartram, David Cavill, Dennis McMillan, Linda McColl, Elaine Newberry, Martin Phillips, Rachel Barney, Julien Barney, George Morgan, Rita Morgan, Pauline Clifford, John Clifford, Kevin Clifford, Dr Ruth Barbour, Ann Bradley, Janet Richards, Angela Randall, Anthony Randall, Irmgarol Ole Haan, Trevor Hayward, Birgit Hayward, Barrow Isaacs, Mandy Dance, Jayne Lilley, Sharon Pine-Hayes, Roy Metcalf, Barbara Metcalf, Julie Amoo, Chris Amoo, Keith Thronton, Paul Clithero, Dianna Spavin, Melanie Spavin, Paul Price, Nora Price, Francis Krall, Jane Cule, Sue Pudney, Jean Evans, Bill Evans, Ann Hill, Esmee Samuel, Robert Greaves, Graham Hill, Denys Simpson, Dr Paolo Dondina, Stuart Band, Cindy McCarthy, Norman Ziman, Jennifer Ziman, Pat Ford, Cathy Choules, Terry Munro, Sheila Munro, Alison Powell, Julie Watts, Isobell Dyke, Bob Dyke, Martin Sanders, Syd Pollock, Sue Pollock, Frances Chapman-King, Carmel Clevelly, Brian Clevelly, Prof David Flynn JP, Eddy Hurtle, Terry Nethercott, Ken Sinclair, Suzy Roffey, Chris Payne, Margaret Moore, Margaret Everton, Two German Shepherd Assistance Dogs, Malcolm J Presland (Funeral Director) Melanie Vincent, Jane Taylor, Duncan Stockman.

Apologies - Jackie Edwards, Andy Walker, Matt Sheppard, Racehorse Trainer, Eastnor, Mrs Brenda Banbury.

There was an exit collection for St Mary’s Church but donations for St. Richard’s Hospice may be sent in Terry’s memory to Malcolm J Presland Funeral Directors, 19 High Street, Upton-upon-Severn, WR8 0HJ, telephone 01684-592393.


‘I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart the many people who gave their time and the not inconsiderable travel expenses, to attend my late husband Terry Thorn’s memorial service on Wednesday 27th August. The huge numbers that packed the Church at Kempsey, Worcester, testified to the great affection in which he was held, by the whole of the world of dogs.

‘It was a difficult day for me to deal with, and I thank those who also showered me with love, affection and offers of help. It is true that dog people are the most generous, which was also born out by the massive donations in his name, given to both the church and St Richard’s hospice, where he was so carefully and lovingly looked after for the last seven weeks of his life.

‘I would particularly like to give my grateful thanks to the following who gave Terry such wonderful tributes. Mick Horan, Warwick Winston, Norman Ziman, Eric Smethurst, Keith Nathan, Jeff Horswell, Marion Spavin, Bill Moores and Paulo Dondina who had travelled over from Italy especially to attend. The service was beautifully conducted by the Revd Peter Holzapfel, and our good friend David Flynn from Belfast gave a wonderful solo. It was a very special day, and I will remember it forever. I also would like to thank my special friends Shirley Vincent, Margaret Everton and Jill Mole for the help and support they have given me over the past very traumatic 18 months, and warm thanks also to Funeral Director Malcolm Presland and wife Melanie, who have also supported me ‘above & beyond the call of duty’ and directed two beautiful & moving services.’

Zena Thorn-Andrews