Lions Club mourning deaths

Loss of prominent members Roland Buckingham and Ralph Hibbert.

HONITON and District Lions Club is mourning the deaths of two prominent members - Roland Buckingham and Ralph Hibbert, both previously awarded the Lions’ highest honour, the Melvin Jones Fellowship.

A third member of the club suffered a suspected heart attack while atteninding Mr Buckingham’s funeral.

Founder member Mr Buckingham, a fomer driving instructor, was the club’s welfare officer for many years. He was 93.

Mr Hibbert, 72, died at his home in Honiton on September 1. His funeral service is taking place on Thursday at Exeter and Devon Crematorium, at 10.45am. Donations collected during the service are to be split between the Lions Club and Hospiscare Honiton.

You may also want to watch:

Lions’ president Brian Richards paid tribute to both members, saying: “They will be greatly missed by all.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter