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All articles in category Obituaries

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March 2012
Obituaries

John Pollock (1924-2012)

John Pollock (1924-2012) Christian author and biographer Rev. Dr John Charles Pollock passed into glory on 6 January, at South Molton Community Hospital, Devon, aged 88. He was taken ill on a walking holiday in Scotland and died after a short illness. The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Rose Ash, in…

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Howard Donaldson (1931–2011)

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February 2012
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Howard Donaldson (1931–2011)

Howard Donaldson (1931–2011) British expatriate evangelist Howard Donaldson, aged 80, has died after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Audrey, and four sons John, Stephen, Michael and Andrew.     As a teenager, he was converted after listening to a travelling evangelist, Mr White, from the Open-Air Mission. Mr Donaldson soon began…

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Roland Lamb

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February 2012
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Roland Lamb

Roland Lamb The Rev. the Hon. Roland Lamb died on 23 November 2011, aged 94. The son of Lord Rochester, he trained for the Methodist ministry after graduating from Cambridge University.     He served as a chaplain in the Middle East during World War 2 and afterwards in churches in South Shields, Walton-on-Naze, Aberystwyth…

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January 2012
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David Rushworth-Smith

David Rushworth-Smith Rev. David Rushworth-Smith died peacefully at home on 8 November, aged 84, following nine months of illness with multiple myeloma.     David, together with his wife, Doreen, was pastor of several churches, including Braughing and Puckeridge Chapels in Hertfordshire, Westbury Avenue Baptist Church in London N17, and Crich and Milford Chapels in…

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David Obbard: 1922-2011

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January 2012
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David Obbard: 1922-2011

David Obbard: 1922-2011 David Obbard passed quietly from this world on Saturday morning, 1 October 2011, at the age of 89.    He was born at Bullingstone Farm, Speldhurst, near Tunbridge Wells in Kent on 7 July 1922, the youngest son of a smallholder and farmer. He moved with his family to Cherry Gardens Farm,…

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November 2011
Obituaries

Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Charles Colson (1931-2012) Former Nixon aide Charles ‘Chuck’ Colson, once described as an ‘evil genius’ by his political colleagues, died in April, aged 80.    Mr Colson, who was born in Boston, had been the key man during the Watergate years and spent several months in jail after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice. However,…

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October 2011
Obituaries

Dr Geoffrey Grogan (1925–2011)

Dr Geoffrey Grogan (1925–2011)     Dr Grogan was born on 4 May 1925 and taught the Bible and Christian theology for most of his working life.    According to a brief biography on his website, http://geoffreygrogan.wordpress.com, Dr Grogan studied theology at Glasgow’s Bible Training Institute, which later became the Glasgow Bible College. He also trained at…

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Rev. Professor Hugh M. Cartwright – a tribute

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August 2011
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Rev. Professor Hugh M. Cartwright – a tribute

Rev. Professor Hugh M. Cartwright — a tribute My first memories of Rev. Hugh Cartwright (1943-2011) were as a rather rebellious teenager longing for this rather old-fashioned looking man to finish his rather long communion sermon in Partick Highland Free Church, Glasgow.     I couldn’t understand why my minister would want to bring such…

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Douglas Malton

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May 2011
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Douglas Malton

Douglas Malton One of the pioneers of international Christian broadcasting, Douglas Malton, has died of heart failure, aged 82, at his Hampshire home.     He was co-founder of FEBA, Britain’s first missionary radio station, which grew from his spare bedroom in Surrey to a global network reaching millions in places such as Iran and…

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May 2011
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Ken Curtis (1939-2011)

Ken Curtis (1939-2011) The John Newton Project (JNP) has paid tribute to Christian film-maker Dr A. Kenneth Curtis, who died in January after a long battle with cancer.     Mr Curtis, who was also the founder of Vision Video, Gateway Films and the Christian History Institute, had a life marked with sorrow, yet dedicated…

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Roger Nicole remembered

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May 2011
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Roger Nicole remembered

Roger Nicole remembered On 11 December 2010, Swiss theologian Dr Roger Nicole died; the day before had been his 95th birthday. Not an up-front leader so much as a behind the scenes scholar, Nicole was the subject of the biography Speaking the truth in love by David W. Bailey (from which the facts behind…

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Ernest Lloyd (1913-2010)

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February 2011
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Ernest Lloyd (1913-2010)

Ernest Lloyd (1913-2010)  On Wednesday 23 December, 97-year-old Jewish missionary Ernest Lloyd passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord.     Mr Lloyd lived through the reigns of five monarchs and under more than 20 different prime ministers. He experienced two world wars and saw the decline of the British Empire, as well as the…

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