Society Treasurer, Roger Bunting, Member no. 106.

11:56PM BST - Thursday, 26 May 2005

Contributed by: Michael Bunting FSG

It is with great sorrow that I report that Roger Bunting died peacefully very early this morning. Judith, his wife and daughters Philipa and Lucy were with him.

Whilst the seriousness of Roger's illness had been known for some time the loss of a friend and enthusiastic Member still comes as a shock.

On taking over as Treasurer Roger supervised the change of the Society's Banker to one more friendly to small organisations, was responsible for a more equitable and efficient sharing of the Secretary/Treasurer duties and became the distributor of the Society Journal. He actively looked into whether or not the Society should take on charitable status but concluded that circumstances did not justify it at this moment. On the lighter side he and Judith devised a Society bookmark for use by Members as well as it acting as an advertising slogan. All of which did not stop him from continuing with his research on the Essex Stambourne family tree and for demanding that the Society records should be more open to the membership.

The arrangements for the funeral are as follows. Monday 6th June at 2.15pm. St Mary's Church, Princes Risborough.
All welcome at the church for a service of remembrance.
The cremation will be attended by family only.
No flowers.
Donations to Cancer Research UK wil be welcome. These can be sent via Judith at her home address, or put in the collection plate in the church service.

Meanwhile we grieve for Roger along with Judith, Philipa and Lucy.

Michael.

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