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ROLL OF HONOUR

This is the page dedicated to our dearly departed

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Lion Trevor Tilbury MJF, Charter & Life member 1936 - 2021

In 1973 Trevor Tilbury was a founder (Charter) member of Maidenhead Lions Club and he remained an active member until he passed away in January 2021 after 48 years’ service.  Lion Roy Bennett MJF joined shortly after Trevor and remembers him as his first President. Trevor was always enthusiastic and helpful to other members.

 

He spearheaded many events for the Lions Club as a fundraiser, serving the community and organising social

events and outings; one of the most notable was a recent tour of No.10 Downing Street.  Most Lions Club members have sought advice from Trevor. He was an example to colleagues and in particular to new members. 

 

His approach to everything was reliable, thorough, and calm.  In 2003, Maidenhead Lions honoured him with Life

membership, and he was awarded MJF subsequently. 

In recent years he led the Maidenhead Club to organise its first free Prostate Cancer screening event coordinating help from the NHS, the Council and other local charities, and setting the standards for future events. More than 450 tests were carried out in 4 hours. His widow Lucie has always actively supported Trevor. He will be greatly missed.  Our thoughts are with Lucie, their children & grandchildren.

Lion Bob Trant, MJF 1931 – 2020

Maidenhead Lions have lost a dedicated and long-standing member this week. Lion Bob joined in 1982, a cheerful and committed member and worker both for Lions and other local charities. He was a sociable character, a keen cook, and much admired for his excellent Indian food.

 

Bob was always immaculate and a detail man, much in demand for oil and gas rig pipework design. He was even brought back after retirement, to help with the consequences of the 1988 Pipa Alpha oil rig disaster.

Bob was a committed Lion,  President twice (1987 and 1991), always a willing volunteer especially on the Lions train, and later in life running the message in a bottle scheme in Maidenhead with his usual infectious enthusiasm. Maidenhead Lions are privileged to have had such a dedicated member as Bob, and our thoughts and thanks go out to his 3 children and 3 grandchildren at this difficult time.

Lion Eddie Roads, 1938 - 2018

 

Lion Eddie Roads passed away after a long struggle with Parkinson’s.  Our thoughts are with his widow Yvonne & their children and grandchildren.

Eddie joined Maidenhead Lions in January 2000 and has served as President as well many other roles within the club, including managing our Children’s Fun Train for many years.  Most recently, he became a Privileged Lion.  He was much loved, always great fun to be with and he will be missed by us all.

Lion Colin Ames, 1937-2023

Lion Colin Ames passed away in June after a brave battle with cancer. He was a very active member of Maidenhead Lions, and Colin’s subtle and observant sense of humour made him a brilliant Tail Twister, always finishing a meeting with wit and logical comments about each member, making everyone laugh and leave in good spirits. A great asset for any club.

He retired in 1995 after a distinguished career as chief executive of the Home Grown Cereal Authority. Then he advised the government of newly independent Ukraine on worldwide grain marketing, a function previously managed directly from Moscow.

 

We all join Colin’s wife Maddie, sons Gavin and Alastair, and 6 grandchildren with our sympathies, and our great respect for this very amiable and capable man.

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