BIRDING THE LUNE ESTUARY, THE UPLANDS OF BOWLAND AND BEYOND

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CLOUGHA PIKE UNTIL RECENT YEARS THE BOWLAND STRONGHOLD FOR THE STONECHAT. PETE WOODRUFF.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

John Bateman.

For the benefit of the many local visitors to Birds2blog who would not otherwise have heard the news. I am saddened to have in the past few minutes this Thursday evening at 7.30pm had a telephone call to tell me that John Bateman died yesterday in hospital. 

John's funeral is on Wednesday 15 May 11.45am, at the Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium. I understand that flowers are requested only from Johns family and that donations to the RSPB can be made via Preston, Ireland, and Bowker, Funeral Directors, Queen Street, Lancaster. 

6 comments:

Simon H said...

Hi Pete
I'm sorry to hear the sad news about John. I know it has been a while since I saw you both at Conder, but I always enjoyed my chats with John and yourself.
Cheers Simon

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Pete Woodruff said...

Simon....You proved my point here. You was just the sort of person I had in mind when I thought some local visitors to Birds2blog wouldn't otherwise have heard this sad news.

Thanks for getting in touch here Simon, I sincerely hope you are well, like you say 'long time no see', we must meet sometime soon.

Martin Jump said...

Sad news Peter.Condolences to his family.

Brian Rafferty said...

Pete. Very sad news as John seemed to be making a recovery.I didn't know him well but had met him a few times. He will be missed very much by yourself and all his birding friends.Condolences to his family.

Pete Woodruff said...

Martin/Brian....Just to thank you for your response to this post about John Bateman.