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The obituary notice of John Poynder PHILLIPS

Instow, Published in: North Devon Journal.

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John PoynderPHILLIPSPHLLIPS John Poynder Of Instow, N.Devon (formerly Major, 6th Queen Elizabeth's own Gurkha Rifles, serving in Burma during WW2), passed away on March 8th, aged 100, having just lost his beloved wife of 54 years, Sally (nee Blackmore). Barnstaple solicitor for over 50 years, with Chanter, Burrington & Foster, later Chanter Ferguson. Devon Amateur Golf Champion (1948), Devon County Golf Captain (1955 & 1960). Captain of Saunton Golf Club (1968). President of Royal North Devon Golf Club (1980), Keen cricketer & President of much loved North Devon Cricket Club (1986-2021). Devoted father of Andrew and Ruth and grandparent of Martha, Rorie, Elina, Lars and Bonnie. We will miss his wit, charm, kindness, humility and enthusiasm for life. Funeral Wednesday 31st March, but due to covid restrictions this will be family only. The service will be streamed live and we very much hope you can join us online to celebrate John's life. Donations to the Gurkha Welfare Trust gratefully received. All enquiries to WS Gayton Funeral Directors 01271 342196.
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