Ellen was my Nan and she was the best Nan ever. A strong and determined lady with a subtle sense of humour, she was an absolute diamond. Nan loved the RNLI and supported it all her life. She never went on a seaside day trip without visiting the nearest lifeboat station and buying something in the shop or making a donation. She was always awe inspired by the volunteer crews and the work the RNLI does to save lives at sea.
Vickie was a force of nature, strong, passionate and determined in all she did. It seems only fitting that Vickie should be remembered on a lifeboat battling the odds & working to help others, as she did every day. We love & miss you Vickie xx
In memory of a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Dennis loved the sea, and sailing was a passion in his life. A self-taught dinghy sailor, he built his own cruiser with his best friend Maurice, and enjoyed many happy years in retirement, cruising in Milford Haven estuary and further afield. He became affectionately known as the ‘Black Captain’ to family and friends who had the pleasure of sailing with him.
Robin served in the navy for many years and had a lifelong love of the sea. He raised thousands of pounds for the Aberystwyth lifeboat station riding a post office bike from the Post Office in Brownhills to Aberystwyth lifeboat station. He was made an honorary lifeboatman in thanks. Robin loved life was very close to his family, he always said he was blessed with a Granddaughter Rebekah. The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living. Love always Angela, Lara, Rebekah Fabia xxx
In loving memory of my wonderful sister.
A lifelong supporter of RNLI. Who loved Scotland, for the sea mountains and lochs. So very fitting that this Shannon class lifeboat is stationed at Invergordon.
Forever in our hearts: 1935 - 2019 RIP.
Lillian and Phil Romford
Dinny, beloved Great Granddad, Granddad, Dad and husband and brother. Supporter to RNLI for as long as any of us can remember. Deeply loved and missed by his family and friends both in Ireland and the UK. A proud Yorkshire man who created endless happy memories for us all. Remembered with love coming up to his first anniversary ❤️
This is my mother in law , me & Harley didnt get to know her as she passed before we joined her family. Steven speaks of his mum with a tear and a smile, she & her recently late husband Gordon were his everything.
Family & friends talk about her so much with so many stories from weekends with the grandkids to holidays with friends. She is the heart of the our family even after she was gone , she is love and missed so deeply. But we have comfort her and Gordon are reunited.
In memory of Arnie Mills (1937 - 2018), much loved husband, Dad and Grandad. He was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI, and enjoyed many years sailing around the Irish sea and the West coast of Scotland. He would have been delighted to know that he is still sailing in Scottish waters with the new lifeboat at Invergordon.
In loving memory of George Raymond, an amazing husband to Valerie, father to Lynn and I, Granda to Thomas, Jack, Harry, Alex, Ellie and Emily.
Dad grew up in Killyleagh overlooking Strangford Lough. Mum and Dad both loved sailing their Flying 15 in Killyleagh. I feel very proud that his name is now on the Invergordon Lifeboat and I wish everyone safe journeys in her. We all miss you so much Dad! Love Joye x
A much loved and missed son and brother with an outlook on life that endeared him to everyone.He was a self taught artist, with a wicked sense of humour.He had a great rapport with animals and liked going to the horse races. He enjoyed going to town daily to have a coffee (or 2 or 3) and loved chatting to everyone he met.Whenever he went on holiday he always visited the RNLI station and purchased items from their shop. It was a cause close to his heart and featured in some of his artwork.
In memory of my loving husband, Ray always supported the RNLI in their excellent dedication to all lives at sea. Ray loved Cornwall and he would visit and make a donation to many shops and lifeboat stations. Missed so much.
In loving memory of a devoted husband and father who
Lost his life to the sea on 14th August 2012 Aged 66.
There was no happier place for you to spend your days than fishing in your currach around Clare Island.
"The sea was your freedom
It was your escape and Happiness"
You were always a loyal Supporter of the RNLI
In our hour of need they were there for us.
It is a fitting tribute to have your name on the
new Clifden all weather Shannon lifeboat.
Loved & Missed Dearly by all xxxx
Jason was such a vibrant young man, who was loved by so many. Jason was a fisherman like his Dad, he loved being at sea and had just applied to become an RNLI volunteer. His death has left gaping hole in our family. R.I.P 1998-2011
Alex , we had 42 precious years together , I'm so proud to be your wife , now your on your on your way back home to bonny Scotland ,. Thank you for 2 beautiful daughters , in turn they gave us 2 grandchildren , it's so fitting your name is on the lifeboat as we've always been supporters of the r n l I . Love you , stay safe on the sea sue xx
You never made it to do your Scotland/Highlands trip, I kept saying 'go & do it!!' , but sadly it was too late. At least now this lifeboat can do it for you amongst the beautiful mountains & sea. Will never stop loving you. Thank you Dad for everything. <3
We grew up and lived by the sea. We loved to travel and snorkel. Took boats on waters in exotic places. We watched and enjoyed the RNLI raft race in The Mumbles each year. We loved walking by Swansea Bay and around Gower. You loved sea fishing. You chose to die by the sea. As much as we love the sea we also knew its perils. That is why as a family we are proud to support RNLI and make this dedication in your memory. We are proud your name is emblazoned on the side of RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat.
My wonderful husband Ken who was taken from us far too soon. He loved the sea. We were fortunate enough to own a boat and spent most of our free time on it. He is missed and loved beyond words. Until we meet again. xxx
in memory of my amazing granda. always had a great love of the sea and fishing. owned an old lifeboat which he called the Tusack- many happy memories of him taking me out sea angling from Thurso harbour. love you always. xxx
Our Dad Wally Rider was simply the best Dad ever! He had a life long love of the sea and supported the RNLI. The photo is when he was in training to go to sea aged about 17. He had a long and happy life and we all miss him so much.....
In memory of my beloved husband who was a passionate sea angler , who on several occasions had the fishing boat
the was on, diverted to assist a rescue in the English Channel, he and his friends never minded as they totally believed in the work of the RNLI. Our children placed his name on the new boat at Invergordon, and it brings me comfort to know his name will be going on the ocean which he so loved.
You went to sea at only 13 on the whale boats in the Antarctic then as a silver service waiter on the cruise ships before enjoying married life on cruises with mum. You always loved being at sea so only right for you to be back where you always wanted to be. Loved dearly and much missed by us all. xxxx
My Dad, my hero the most amazing man I've ever met. He lost his fight with cancer 20/06/2018, my Dad joined the Navy when he was 16, he served for many years and he always missed it when he left. I felt that his name being placed on a lifeboat was so fitting and something he would have taken great pleasure in.
In memory of our beautiful mother Barbara who died from leukaemia on 3 April 2019 aged 91. You will always be loved and remembered by us all. A supporter of RNLI , we love the thought that you will be out sharing their missions to save lives. We think it’s great that the boat is called Agnes , the same name as your mother and when we looked on the map to see where the boat would be stationed at Invergorden we saw that nearby was a place called Barbaraville. It was meant to be . Sail safe xx
It will be 2 years on Sunday 8th November since Derek passed away. A loving husband , Dad and Grandad. Greatly missed by us all but lovely to know that 'his life boat ' is where it should be ready to start saving lives.
My darling dad.
We weren’t ready to say goodbye to you when you decided to go. But we know as hard as it was you were ready for your next adventure.
A merchant navy seaman and Mariner all his life. He was most at home at Sea. He loved his family - beloved Barb and his two girls Sarah and Lucy. He was the best Son, brother husband, dad, And grandad you could ever wish for.
Until we meet again on the Seas daddy I’ll miss you each and every day x love you always Lucy xx
Joan was a very active person and very much the matriarch of the family, she loved to holiday by the sea whether in the UK or farther afield. She took ill in her early eighties suddenly which led to her suffering from Vascular Dementia for the final three years of her life, during this time she managed one last holiday with her son in North Devon.
Joan is missed greatly and thought of all of often, she was a best friend as well as a loving mother.
03/04/77 - 16/10/19
My wonderful husband who left us way too soon and very unexpectedly aged just 42 .
He loved the sea and was passionate about the work of the RNLI. It’s how I imagine him now , out there on his kayak ...
He would be honoured with this dedication.
Also a much loved and missed dad to our three girls... a beloved son and brother, Your absence is felt every moment of every day xxx
Remembering you dear Dad in a way I think you would have approved as a supporter of the RNLI. Sail safely Agnes P Barr and all who go out to sea on you. God bless you all and thank you for taking my Dad with you! Suzanne
This very special, kind and funny man drowned on holiday in Castlegar, Canada on 23rd July 1994 aged only 51. We miss him every single day. He loved Scotland and it’s great to think that a lifeboat with his name on ,is up there saving lives in the Highlands.
In memory of Able seaman William Todd (Bill) Died 1945 aged 19 WW11
We will never forget your sacrifice, we will love and remember you with pride in our hearts. You are our hero, our inspiration, a role model who will live on through our memory and inspire generations of our family in years to come. You are now at rest with your parents and siblings, all together again. Your family are proud of you Bill, wish we had the chance to say we met you. God Bless x
Florence Joan Verney was always called Joan. She was born in August 1918 and dies October 2016. She was a much loved Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma ( GG). She was always full of life and in her younger days loved sailing with her family. She liked to live life and on her 80th Birthday even drove a tank. My son Nathan liked her journey to a train journey with various important stops alone the way. We thought this was a lovely way to remember her life.
Although as a family we have no paricular connection with the sea we have always supported the RNLI & were delighted to have the opportunity to add our much loved parents to a new lifeboat & provide a fitting memorial to their lives. God bless her & all who sail in her.
My Grandad served during WWII, and survived the sinking of the Derrycunihy off Sword beach. He was rescued from the water, and so it seemed fitting to add his name to the Shannon class vessel. I recognise his bravery, as I do that of every RNLI crew member.
Dad, you are missed more than you will ever know - you loved the sea, never happier than being on a beach in the middle of a cold November night - I would say fishing but you often didn’t catch much haha! You donated to the RNLI Lifeboats for many years, and this seemed a fitting tribute to your memory. Love always xxx
Miss them everyday and to know their memories live on with the Agnes P Barr is special. Dad would only support the RNLI and they went everywhere together so mum is with him- probably complaining all the way!!!
My Grandma always gave me her RNLI magazine to read when I visited her as a kid. I never knew until much later that she was a supporter because her brother Billy drowned at sea off South Wales when he was just 15. Grandma recalled her father bringing his body home by horse and cart (it was 1907). There was no lifeboat on that coast at the time. I am so proud to support the RNLI and I say 'Godspeed' to the crew of Agness A P Barr.
When I first saw this advertised, I didn’t hesitate to add my Dad’s name to such a wonderful cause. He had been in the Navy during the cod wars and had started a travelling bug that never went away. He used his training as an electrical engineer to travel the world. He was also in the Navy bands and obviously being tall played the bass drum. Sadly, he had dementia but always retained his sense of humour. I miss him dearly. He wasn’t grumpy in the photo just didn’t like his photo taken. Xxxxxxx
My Mum was a special lady. Always kind, always compassionate. She was a huge supporter of The Lifeboats, and always donated to them. She would be super proud to know that her name is on a lifeboat. I love and miss her very much.
I honour the memory of my beloved brother, Noel - a beautiful human being whose presence is missed by so many. Noel loved the ocean and spent as much time as he could surfing and communing with his saltwater brothers and sisters. A man of compassion, courage and deep intelligence. He is so loved and his legacy to provide opportunities for young people to thrive through the healing power of surfing continues.
In loving memory of George Hill, who we miss every day. He was a huge supporter of the RNLI. He would be so chuffed to be remembered in this way and it is a great comfort to us to follow Agnes as she starts out on her life-saving journey.
Keith loved the sea, he always wanted to live by the coast and when the opportunity arose we moved to within a two minute walk of beach. He was an avid bird watcher and sea watching was one of his favourite past times. He passed away in New Zealand when we were visiting our youngest son and family, our eldest son came over to New Zealand and we were able as a family to let the ocean take his ashes, just as he would have wanted. He always had great respect for the RNLI.
For our dad, grandad, husband, brother. For many years he worked for Plessey, Marconi, Vickers, and Shell on navy ships, submarines, and oil rigs. He was a man who loved the sea but who had a huge respect for it, those who work at sea, and of course was a huge supporter of the RNLI and their work.
A man who was in the Royal Navy & loved the sea. A man who loved electronics, computers & gadgets & took great care of anything he bought. A man who loved his family. We love and miss you so much and know that being named on a lifeboat is the most fitting memorial you could have.
He had an everlasting love and respect for the sea after he was conscripted into the Royal Navy.
He was shipwrecked at the age of 15 ( first trawler trip) off the coast of Norway and spent Christmas with a lovely family.
He spent some time in the Merchant Navy -for the rest of his life he was a proud supporter of the RNLI.
He was a wonderful ,caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who we love and miss every day.
My father loved the sea and ships. His spent his summer holidays back in the 1920s and 30s in Fleetwood where his uncle was a trawler skipper in World War Two he served in the Royal Navy mainly on boom defence duties. Though he did catch malaria in West Africa and towed a section of the mulberry harbour across the channel shortly after D Day.
He would be tickled pink to think that his name is on the side of a lifeboat.