Sad news of two passings

It is with great sadness that I share the sad news relating to the details of a former choir member as well as the loss of the wife of one of our long serving choir members.

Fred Tucker was a long serving member of the choir and a well-respected member of the bass section. His love of singing carried on after he left Brixham when he moved to South Wales where he joined the Risca Male choir and thus created a link between the two choirs. His unfortunate demise in a recent car crash will be a great sadness to those who knew him. His funeral is on Friday 21 September 2018 in Gwent Crematorium, Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, NP44 2PZ at 13.00pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with Fred’s family and friends at this sad time.

Frances Silman. News came today that Frances died in her sleep this morning soon after 3.00am. Frances had been in Torbay Hospital under observation for heart problems but had returned home on Thursday as she was responding well to changes in her medication. Frances and Roy had spent a life time together, being huge supporters of both the Riviera Singers and the BOMVC. She was known for her wonderful smile and cheery banter and was always there to support a choir activity or event in one form or another. Despite her ailments in recent years she never let these get her down and was an example to us all. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Alasdair Anderson – Chairman, BOMVC – 27 August 2018

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