Friday, 26 July 2013

Death of former FFHS chairman Cliff Debney

I've been asked to share the news that Cliff Debney (Edward Clifford Denbey), a past chairman of the Federation of Family History Societies (, passed away suddenly on 17th July. He also held significant roles in Berkshire Family History Societies and in Berkshire Local History Association.

Following a private family cremation on August 2nd the family would like to invite all who knew him to a memorial service in celebration of his life at 2.00pm in Saint Mary the Virgin Church, Purley on Thames, and afterwards at The Old Barn, Goosecroft Lane, Purley on Thames. It is requested that people wear bright colours, rather than black, and rather than sending flowers, for donations to perhaps be made in his memory instead to The Alzheimer’s Society or Crossroads Care, Newbury via, or direct to A B Walker & Son Ltd, Reading.

RSVP: Jean Debney, 8 Huckleberry close, Purley on Thames, Reading, RG8 8EH;; 0118 9413223

(With thanks to Wendy Archer)


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