Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fred Buckner: 1928 - 2006

Just as we were looking forward to seeing Fred Buckner and his family again, at the 70th Anniversary Reunion, news comes from his son, Ian, of his death.

Ian writes:
"I have some sad news about Dad; He passed away late on Sunday night in Dorchester Hospital. As you know he was looking forward to seeing the Phoenix in November but sadly not to be. In the end it was a release for him as he did have a bad last few months in out of hospital. He died peacefully with his family there by his side all day Sunday.

He enjoyed catching up on the club website since he became an internet user a short while ago.

I have spoken to Ron Osbourne.

It will be good to see any of Dad's old cycling mates if some can make the funeral next Tuesday 24th October at Poole crematorium (service commences at 11:00am), Gravel Hill, Broadstone, Poole and afterwards at the Black Bear Hotel in South Street Wareham.

If you could possibly let people know and should anyone wish for further details my mobile is 07855 783092 (Mums home phone is 01929 551814).

Mum wishes that the money for the 70th lunch be donated to the club funds.

Thanks and bye for now, Ian."

The pictures above show Fred in 2003 when we met with him whilst on the Birthday Rides at Warmwell (colour), racing in 1976 (b&w) and racing in the 50's (sepia) [The last two from the Joe Picton Collection.]


1 comment:

  1. Fred Buckner was a really nice guy please pass my sympathies to his family. Colin C