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Sad News at Horsham

Posted: Saturday 19th October

It is with sadness that we report the death of FRED WHITTINGHAM from Horsham Organ & Keyboard Society .

He was 86 years old and passed away in Hospital on Friday 11 October.

Fred was a founder member in 1978 and had acted as Treasurer for some 20 years until he had to give up last year due to ill health.

Fred was also one of the first in this area of the country, to introduce lighting enhancement to the stage. He made it all himself and it was appreciated by many of the visiting organists. Now, of course, everything has gone over to LED's. He will be fondly remembered by many artistes for his understanding of the music being played, whether classical or standards. His knowledge was second to none.

He will be missed greatly by the members but, of course, mostly by his wife and Secretary of the club, Violet.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:-

Monday 28th October at 12.15pm The Memorial Chapel,
Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Crawley, RH10 3NQ

and afterwards at Heathy Farm, just opposite the Crematorium.

Donations if desired to RNLI or St Catherine's Hospice
c/o Jordon & Sullivan Funeral Directors

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