OBITUARIES


It is sad to relate the following G N H ex-employees who
have died since our reunion held in 2005



Tony Barton
Dave Barnes
Ivor Bennett
Geoff Cooper
Dave Drower
Len Eades
Steve Edwards
Alf Gates
Dudley Goodfield
Dave Hake
Cyril Ham
Mike Haskins
Laurence Johnson
Stan Jones
Ron Kempton
Janet Kingston
Fred Kyte
Steve Lane
Derek 'Dan' Nethercott
Brian Pascoe
Doug Pembury
Margaret Pope
Bob Rogers
Margaret Skepthorn
Ray Stanley
Dick Thier
Rodney Watkins
Derek Webb

"Lest we forget them"



Haden employees both ex and current will be saddened to know of the death of Tony (Dick) Barton (who worked at Bristol Office 1959 - 1967) who died suddenly on Thursday 10th August 2006. Many ex-employees will remember him from the days when they attended the City of Bath Technical College.

Janet Kingston who worked in the office married Keith Woodham from the Plumbing Dept. She died in 2007

Sadly Ray Stanley died in February 2008 after a long illness. His funeral was held at Canford Crematorium.

Another ex-employee from long ago John (Doug) Pembury died on Saturday 6th September 2008. His funeral was held at Bristol South Crematorium. Tim Lewis a long time friend and business colleague of Doug gave a moving eulogy, commemorating his life. Read eulogy

The sudden death of Steve Lane in January 2010 came as a great shock to all his friends and ex-Haden employees. Steve had suffered
with diabetes for most of his life. His funeral was held at Canford Crematorium.

Margaret Gee, that we all knew as Maggie Pope died after a long illness. Her funeral was held at the Parish Church of Aust.  There many tributes spoken about Maggie by her friends. The church and additional marquee were filled to overflowing with mourners, for someone who was loved and respected in this small rural community.

Len Eades who served all his working life with Haden sadly died in April 2013 after a short illness.  His funeral was held at Haycombe Cemetery, Twerton, Bath, and was attended by many of his ex-Haden work colleagues.

Margaret Skeplorn was a typist who married Tony Barton. She died in 2013.

Dick Thier died after a short illness in December 2013. His funeral was held at Westerleigh Crematorium and attended by many of his Haden colleagues.

Laurence Johnson who now lived in Plymouth died in March 2015.

Derek Nethercott known to all his Haden Colleagues as DAN died on May 31st 2015 after a short illness. All his working life was spent with Hadens and he became one of the 'Haden Vets'. 
His funeral was held at Westerleigh Crematorium attended by many of his ex-Haden colleagues.

It was sad to read in a local newspaper of the death of Dudley Goodfield  on 12th April 2015. Dudley who started as a student apprentice left to join the MInistry as was ordained as a Reverend in the Church of England. His parish was local to Taunton in Somerset.

Cyril Ham who worked for Hadens most of his life died in 2017, The funeral was held at the South Bristol Crematorium.

Geoff Cooper joined G N Haden as a student apprentice in 1963. Later in 1970 moved to South Africa with Haden UK. Returned to the the UK in 1986 working again for Haden Young and then for Matthew Hall. Geoff had suffered with heart problems in recent years which led to another heart operation at Southmead Hospital. Sadly Geoff died two days later 28th February 2018.
The funeral was held at the South Bristol Crematorium attended by many of his ex- Haden colleagues.

Stan Jones who joined G N Haden in 1969 has died after a short illness in June 2018. Leaving GNH he joined Parsons Brown then moved and started the Jones King Partnership Consultancy. His funeral was held at Canford Crematorium attended by many of his colleagues.

Rod Watkins died in January after collapsing with a heart attack whilst playing his favourite game Shortmat Bowls. Attempts to resuscitate him were sadly unsuccessful.

Dave Barnes joined G N Haden as a student apprentice in 1954 died recently in May 2019 in St Peter's Hospice after a long illness.
His funeral was held at Westerleigh Crematorium attended by many of his ex-Haden colleagues.

Steve Edwards who joined G N Haden as a student apprentice in 1954 died on the 8th June 2019 at his home in Burrington. A Memorial Service for Steve was held in July at Holy Trinity Church Burrington, to celebrate his life which was attended by many of his ex-haden colleagues.

Mike Haskins joined G N Hade as an student appretice in 1953 died in May 2022. The funeral service will  be held at Bristol South Crematoium on Tuesday 21st June 2022.