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John Stewart

In memory of my Dad. The sea was in his blood from swimming in it in Scotland, to being in the Royal Navy in World War 2 on the Motor Torpedo boats. He would love his name being on this boat.



Ellen Morgan

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 Ford

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

David Patullo

Love you forever.

Dennis ‘Black Captain’ Mitchell:  9.11.1927 to 4.11.2020

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.

Edward (Ted) Hatchard

Missing you every day xx

Lewis Moore

Thinking of the good times always xxxx

Robin Deakin

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

Dad, mick Beaumont

Miss you loads

Gwen Evans

In loving memory of Gwen who was a keen supporter of the Lifeboat in Fishguard Pembrokeshire

Roger Bayliss

In memory of a much missed husband, Dad and Grandad who loved the sea

John T McNeill

Remembering my Uncle

Jenny Gardiner & Jackie Phillips

Always in our hearts, forever.

Wynn Bainbridge

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

Bill Owen 1933 to 2011

Our Dad, Bill (William) Owen, always supported RNLI and I think he would be happy to now be a part of the new lifeboat at Invergordon He is missed & loved everyday x x x

Denis “Dinny” Bullock

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 ❤️

Gloria Bell

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.



Arnie Mills

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.

John Alan Cope

The most amazing husband, father, grandad (grang) and friend to many. We will miss and love you forever. Sure you would be so proud to see your name on an RNLI lifeboat.

Robert Charles Wallen

Always in our thoughts and in our hearts. We lost you too soon.

Peter Summerill

Always in our hearts Dad. Enjoy riding the waves & saving lives on the Shannon at Invergordon. With love from us all x 11th October 1941 - 14th November 2015

Patrick Mitchell

In loving memory of Patrick Mitchell (1929 - 2018) who loved sailing and everything nautical and was a lifelong supporter of the RNLI

Brian Coburn

Miss you every day Dad, big hugs and lots of hug’s from Norman, Richard and I, James, Hannah, Kirstie and Dominic. We all love and miss you x

George William Raymond (1945 - 2018)

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

Carl Jones (1954 - 2019)

Carl. 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.

My Husband Raymond David Noble

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.

Martin J. Burns

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

George Wills-Wilson

My darling husband, who absolutely adored sailing. You'd be so proud to see your name on the Agnes A P Barr!!

Jason Lee Matthews

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

Maria Louise Curwen

Four years was too short but during the time you were lent to us you left a huge impression on all our lives.


I know you would be proud to see your name x

Tommy Kissell

We miss you so much Dad/Gramps/other grampa/oldpa. You loved the sea so it seems so fitting to have you go out and save people there as you did in your RAF days. We love you xx

Alexander James Farquhar

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

Colin Hollister

Colin (Dad), he loved the sea and would have been so proud to have his name on the lifeboat. Greatly missed by all his family and friends.

Julian C Piper

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

Peter Hammett

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.

Ken Preece

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

David McFall

Dad you were a man with salt water in your veins. Thanks for everything. I know you'r be very happy with your name on an RNLI lifeboat.

Peter Abbotts

Peter loved the sea and a beach, especially around Cornwall. He is missed everyday. He leaves 3 beautiful grand daughters who carry his love with them.

Patrick (Ricky) O'Hara

(1957 - 2006) My darling Husband who was a Merchant Seaman. A gentle giant who loved the sea, taken too young. Loved and missed so much. Until we meet again ttfn xx

Lyonel Sutherland

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

Ralph Stockton

Ralph, a great lifeboat enthusiast, who built beautiful scale models and loved to sail them. He is greatly missed by his family and friends, and will be remembered for the talented man he was.

Wally Rider

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.....

Brian Thomas Pink

We love and miss you so much Dad you always loved to support the lifeboat so we thought this would be a fitting tribute for you.

Ray Hill

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.



Roy Dear  1939 - 2019

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

Patricia Kay Phillips

Taken from us suddenly in September 2018. The most wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Always a huge supporter of the RNLI. Loved and missed beyond words xxxx

Roy Dear

My dearest darling Papa your back at sea again where you always loved to be. Miss you so very much. Love you then, now, always. xxxxxx

Charlotte Wootton and Roy Dickinson

Roy Dickinson and Charlotte Wootton, father and daughter. RNLI supporters in life, and now sailing the seas together in spirit. In loving memory of them both from their forever loving family xxxx

Martyn Rowland

We will never understand why you left. We love and miss you Dad. Rest in Peace ❤️

Sean Sands

The most amazing man I could’ve ever wished to have as a Dad! Miss you more than all the stars in the sky!

Graham Robinson

We all still miss you so much. Not lost but gone before.

John Chalmers Smith

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.

Barbara Lauezzari

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

William Henry Baxter & Herbert Baxter

Remembered with love and gratitude.

Eliza New

Fly high little one, you left tiny footprints on all our hearts.

Derek Edwards

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.

Our little girl, Darcy

Darcy was 6 years old when she died and she loved nothing more than a day by the coast. Rain or shine she loved looking out at the sea. She’d be so proud to know her name is on this very special boat.

John Mealing 1936-2019

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 Margaret Compton (Mum)

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.

Hamish MacLean

Rest in Peace.

Andrew Robert John

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

Colin White

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

Bryan Hodgson

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.

Catherine & Walter McFarlane

In memory of our beloved parents who lived summer on the sea.

David Chow

In memory of David Chow, beloved nephew and cousin, taken from us, so young, too soon. We missing love you xxx

Malcolm Burns

Love and miss you dad x you lived your life for fishing and we laid you to rest outside the piers of North Na South Shields x gone but never forgotten xx

William Todd RN

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

Charles Harwood

In memory of my much loved and missed big brother. He was a true gentleman, kind, courteous and helpful. He was very funny and always looked out for his sisters. He loved and cared for all his family

Florence Joan Verney

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.

Roy William & Marjorie Flanders

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.

Oliver John Young

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.

(Cecil) John Hunt

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

Derek and Janet May Finney

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!!!

Edna Lewis

Loved forever more, sadly missed by all, we will never forget you, the fun and joy you brought to our lives was immense, no thing or person can ever fill that void.

Ethel Mary Partridge

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.

Bill Eatch (Lofty)

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

Evelyn Edgell

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.

Graham Kingswood

Graham always lived near the Sea and sailing was his passion. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend to many. He was taken from much to early and we miss his lovely smile.

Adele Smart

Adele was the loveliest and kindest person. She loved life and helping people. Taken far too early on the 6th May 2018. Is missed and loved by everyone who knew her. ❤❤

Ann Reid

A wonderful wife , mother and grandmother who supported me all our married life. Miss you

Norma Chamberlain

My mam passed away aged 90 years. I am a yacht skipper and I know she loved that I did this but also wanted me to keep safe. This dedication is for her and my promise to her that I would take care.

Noel Rodney Maddocks

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.

Donald Murray

You missed so much being taken so young, but we are proud to remember you this way in thanks for what the Oban lifeboat crew did. 45 years ago. Never forgotten. Xx

George Hill

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 Regan

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.

Derek Fox

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.

Frank Christie

Our Dad was in the merchant navy for 34 years. He would be so proud.

Benjamin Edward Andrews (Andy)

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.

Martin James Bray

In memory of Martin, he admired the RNLI very much. When going to the coast the first place he would go to is the RNLI shops.

Tony Storey

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. 26/10/30 -04/01/2018


When we found out you were gone our lives just crumbled you held us together. Love you Hannah forever and always. Heaven gained a beautiful angel Fly high We love you 😘

William Morris

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.


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Arthur Edward William Evans

B. 26.3.30 - d. 17.10.15 Miss you Dad. Every. Single. Day.

Harry John Bonar

This was for our beautiful grandson Harry John Bonar who passed away aged just 4 days old. His father, brother and grandfather have been or still are crew members.

Peter Nech

Love you and miss you every day. Thanks for the memories and laughter xxx