[Created 14th February 2024]


Derek Thompson 7th May 1932 – 1st January 2024

Derek joined Rex Probus on the 24th March 2011 and attended meetings regularly until ill health curtailed the number of visits. Derek died peacefully at Sharston House Nursing Home with his family at his side. A proud Yorkshireman and will be sadly missed by his wife Marge, family and friends.

Francis Patrick “Pat” Mearing 25th November 1927 – 5th December 2023

Pat joined Rex Probus on the 11th February 2010. He was a strong supporter of the club and was for many years used his journalistic skills as our Press Officer. He regularly contributed on behalf of Rex to the “Clubs Page” of the Knutsford Guardian. Pat will be sadly missed by his wife Therese and sons Tim, Dom & Brendan.

Dennis Richard Duffill 10th March 1927 – 1st December 2023

Dennis died peacefully in hospital on the 1st December. He joined Rex Probus on the 23rd August 2018. He was former Managing Director of local car dealership Mangoletsi.

David Taylor 18th March 1945 – November 2023

At our 14th December 2023 meeting Colin Hardman gave a moving and heartfelt tribute to his friend of 62 years noting their times together, how he was proud to have been his best man at his wedding to Joyce and their many holidays together. Colin will miss David dearly.

Neil Stott followed by outlining David’s impressive career working all over the world as an engineer in the oil and gas industries. Neil noted that David had worked in his office and produced drawings which were accurate to within 2 thousandths of an inch. A lovely man.