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Michael Ward (1936-2022)

19th September 2022 | Obituaries

Mike Ward was well-known to The Kibworth & District Chronicle team. He supplied us with news of Foxton via the Foxton Folio which he edited for twenty years. We send our condolences to his family along with these extracts from Mike’s funeral eulogy, a reminder of what a great character he was. RO.

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Joan Spain

27th June 2022 | Obituaries

My Grandma was a true Kibworthian, born in the flat above 40 Fleckney Road, a sweet shop at that time which belonged to her Aunty Sarah. She was christened Florence Joan but there were already three Florrie’s in the family. Great aunty, big aunty and little aunty. She became known as Joan, I suspect much to the relief of the other Florences!

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A Man with A Point of View

23rd May 2022 | Obituaries

A wander up, down or along New Road in Beauchamp, especially in the second half of an afternoon, will be less of an experience following the passing of a Beauchamp nonagenarian.

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Doreen Deacon (nee Holyoak)

17th March 2022 | Obituaries

Doreen was Kibworth born and bred, she was the youngest of 6 children. She attended Church Langton School then working at Johnson & Barnes, then on to Gents, Kibworth and Leicester.

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Kelvin Capell

17th February 2022 | Obituaries

Kelvin was a much loved son and brother and a good friend to many. He always gave of his time and effort freely, he found a love of growing plants and from this filled many hanging baskets, tubs and pots to sell for charity. GEMS was his main one and he raised a great deal over the past years.

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Camille Gamble

23rd July 2021 | Obituaries

Born at the new LRI maternity hospital and transferred to Market Harborough Cottage Hospital, Camille spent the next seven years of her life in The Leys. A wonderful cul-de-sac, almost a play street, where she made many friends, some of whom were to last a lifetime.

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Miss Marjorie Wise

4th June 2021 | Obituaries

Well known Leicester ballet mistress and choreographer, Miss Marjorie Wise (Marjorie Holyoake) has died peacefully at home in Kibworth, aged 91 years. She was the original principal of the Marjorie Wise School of Dancing. Miss Wise was also choreographer and ballet mistress for many local Operatic Societies, including The Leicester Amateur Operatic Society, KRR Operatic Society and the IDOLS to name a few.

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