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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.
Rest in Peace.
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 our beloved parents who lived summer on the sea.
In memory of David Chow, beloved nephew and cousin, taken from us, so young, too soon. We missing love you xxx
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
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
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 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!!!
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.
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.
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 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. ❤❤
A wonderful wife , mother and grandmother who supported me all our married life. Miss you
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.
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.
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
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.
Our Dad was in the merchant navy for 34 years. He would be so proud.
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.
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.
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.
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
We love you 😘
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.
B. 26.3.30 - d. 17.10.15
Miss you Dad.
Every. Single. Day.
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.
Love you and miss you every day. Thanks for the memories and laughter xxx
RIP Mr Smith
Remembering John Squires (1926-2018). Dad loved the sea & had great respect for the RNLI. We spent many an afternoon in the cafe at the RNLI Poole. A Poole man all his life it was comforting to know the Agnes AP Barr on which his name appears was built in Poole. And also to know it will be based in Invergordon, one of the stops on the last holiday we took together.
He was in the navy then always at sea or nigg . Quite poignant that his name his on the invergordon boat as he fished alot of the coast lived in tain worked in nigg and passed away in invergordon hospital xx
So sadly missed. Wife of Peter. Mum to John (23) Jordan (22), Wayne (18), Sammy (17), Ben (10), and little Dale (4). Always in our hearts. xxx
In memory of my dear nan. Love you always
My mother's eldest brother. We last met at her funeral. It is with deep sadness that I will now attend yours.
My Haz i miss you so much, the light went out. XX
BOTH FAMILY MEN, HONEST LOYAL AND BECAUSE OF THEIR STRONG FRIENDSHIP OUR FAMILIES HAVE A SPECIAL BOND
Mum and Dad your Always in our memories
In memory of my Mum who loved the sea, she supported the RNLI through out her life and whose ashes were scattered from Whitby pier.
In loving memory
In loving memory of Mervyn “Jack” Gaston 1941-2019.
Mervyn was a keen supporter of the RNLI, he would often say “you never know when you might need a lifeboat”.
Mervyn was a qualified engineer and later an author and photographer, he spent much of his spare time pursuing his passion around the coast, photographing tugs and writing about the towage industry. Mervyn was also an accomplished model tug and lifeboat builder. A devoted husband, dad, and grandad – much missed by the whole family
This memorial is a fitting tribute to an amazing husband, dad and grandad, John Edward Mason, taken from us in January 2018. He lived in Nottinghamshire all his life and loved fishing. He thoroughly enjoyed deep sea fishing and would go out to sea when he could from various locations around the UK. He was a kind and caring man who would always help others and so we are delighted that supporting RNLI in his memory will serve to help others.
Chris supported the RLNI and on his death, (sadly taken to soon) he left a tidy sum to the charity as a thank you for risking their lives to help others and to enable them to
carry on their selfless work.
Miss you xxxx
Miss you x
In memory of a much loved Dad, Granddad and Great-granddad who passed away one year ago, aged 94.
Although he lived in the Midlands all his life, many miles from the sea, he was a long time supporter and fundraiser for the RNLI. He always enjoyed his holidays on the coast and would be very pleased to have his name on the lifeboat at Invergordon, going out to save lives at sea.
Thanks to the RNLI for enabling us to maintain his connection with the lifeboats and to remember him in this way.
Happy Heavenly 50th Birthday. You loved the sea and fishing. As you always said an Old sea dog at heart. Your life was our blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Love Always x
Despite living his whole life in landlocked Birmingham, my Dad always loved the Sea, and spent nearly all his holidays in Cornwall. As my mum Edna died just as he retired, he spent his retirement years as an RNLI Governor and always took part in any RNLI Collection Day. He also enrolled all his 5 grandsons in the "Stormy Sam" Club. He would be thrilled that both he and my mum have their names on a lifeboat.
Forever missed beautiful son RIP
We miss you so much Mum, every single day. It gives us much comfort that your name will be on the new lifeboat helping to save lives. You're back on the sea, where you always wanted to be. We will love you forevever xxxx
Miss you so much, thank you for everything xxx
We miss you every day.
Dad was a kind, loving and generous husband, father and grand father.
We all miss your sense of humour and laugh
I think about you everyday. Even though we never got to meet. As you passed away 5 months before I was born. But I had the privilege of being close to Gran. She told me everything about you. And that you and me would have been close. I know how much she missed you. I also know how happy she will now be being back with you. I hope I made you happy and proud in the way I looked after Gran all these years.
Love and miss you everyday. Thank you for being an amazing Gran. Those last few days that we spent together in the hospital. Were the best and I will never forget them.
A lifelong yachtsman first with Thorpe Bay Yacht Club and later in life as Commodore at Bradwell Quay Yacht. With his wife Liz they were particularly successful in leading the Club in the early 1990's, encouraging new as well as the established members to participate in the full range of sailing and social activities. Derek understood the importance of the RNLI’s lifesaving work actively sponsoring fund-raising activities in the local sailing community.
David loved the sea and was a keen surfer in his younger days. He admired and supported the brave volunteers of the RNLI, making regular monetary contributions. He would be thrilled to know that his name lives on on this very special lifeboat. (1951-2013)
Roger lost his life to bowel cancer in 2016 aged 67. He was never happier than to be by the sea. It was his happy place. We love and miss him terribly but having his name on the new lifeboat has lifted our spirits so much. Sail with pride Rog x
Caroline was the very best wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed life to the full until she was sadly taken too early at the tender age of 57. Loved to bits and missed every day.
Two years ago cancer cruelly robbed you of a future and us of a sister, mother and grandmother. We all still feel the pain if your loss.
Love and miss you, four long years now. I know you will be pleased to have your name on a lifeboat in support of the brave men and women who so often risk their lives to save others. xx
My Dad was born in Fraserburgh to a family with a long fishing history. He loved fishing, boats and anything generally water related. He moved to Great Yarmouth as a child and later joined the Merchant Navy and travelled the world, but eventually came back to fishing. He always seemed happiest when on water. Unfortunately he died, on his boat, aged 42. We had his name included so he could once again go to sea and it seems fitting that he will be returning to the land of his birth.
My dad was in the Royal Navy for 15 years and this dedication is to honour his service and love of the sea
My dad loved being out on a boat fishing and he would of been so proud to have seen his name on the side of the life boat.
Remembering all your voyages on RRS Discovery II to the Antarctic (1929-1939), then aboard HMS Ulster Queen on the Arctic Convoys to Murmansk and Archangel, the Mediterranean and then the Far East in WW2. All these as a Merchant seaman from the age of 17 when you sailed away from your home town of Portsmouth and your family to have amazing adventures and suffer dreadful experiences. You were so appreciative of the RNLI and so I dedicate this to you. Keep sailing. Always in my heart. xx
My Dad loved the sea and always admired the brave volunteers of the RNLI. He would be thrilled to know that his name lives on on this very special lifeboat.
As children no matter where we were, we would go and find the lifeboat station if there was one. We would look in awe of how big they appeared out of the water. Yes these visits would include the shop if they had one. Even on holiday with my husband now we visit as he also likes to visit and donate. Every time we visit I remember my dad x
William Kinstrie Frame or Bill as he was known was born in Lanarkshire and in his early life worked for an electrical installation company. In the early 1970 he was sent to Invergordon to work on contruction of the oil rigs. He joined what was known as the "Glasgow Colony"
He had many happy memories of this time spent there
As a family man he enjoyed holiday time in Salcombe, Devon and Filey, Yorkshire both of which have lifeboats and these memories often linked to his time spent in Invergordon
David was a lifetime angler, he loved being near the water he found it very relaxing hence us moving to be near the sea when we retired, he would be so proud to see his name on the lifeboat. Sadly taken far too early by cancer, a much loved husband, father, step-father and grandad xxxx
My father is a WW11 Dunkirk veteran serving as a naval officer throughout the war. He had a great passion for the sea and during his life living in Torbay enjoyed skippering passenger vessels , went out fishing with trawlers from Brixham and had his own fishing boats . He was a great supporter of the RNLI and I am supporting his passion with this gift .
Dad was rescued from the sea when his ship was torpedoed in WW2. A very loving and generous man, he nevertheless always loved being by the sea and would be proud to know his name now spearheads the rescue of others.
Our love of lifeboats and the RNLI came from holidays in Cornwall and your love, support and unbelievable knowledge of all things RNLI.
The RNLI was the only charity he supported, and he did so because he was appalled that crews risked their lives without any government funding.
Mary lived near the sea all her life and we spent many hours together enjoying walks along the seafront or just sitting on the promenade passing the time of day. Happy times and many fond memories.
Rab would be so proud to have his name on RNLB boat .. he was a Padi Diver trained through The British Army he was a boy soldier and loved life to the full sadly he was killed by an IED in 2006 aged 47 in Iraq ... Forever in our hearts ... Forever the soldier❤️ xxx
Happy heavenly 40th Birthday Ralph you are so missed. We love you your loving Family
You loved helping your family, you also loved to be beside the Seaside, and you loved the RNLI, you will now also be helping the RNLI family too just like you did for us.
Still greatly missed, you will be in our hearts forever.
David loved Sailing his various boats. When he couldn’t manage to sail any longer he bought a powerboat and enjoyed rescuing for Waldringfield Sailing Club.
My dad introduced us to the sea at Hastings and we spent many a happy hour there, including watching the launch of the lifeboat on rescue missions. Our love of the sea was shared within all the family and stays with us today. Sadly dad has been gone for a long time but I know he will be proud to continue his love of the sea on the Shannon lifeboat and every time the lifeboat is launched.
Our father lived and died by the water and our mother always supported the RNLI this seemed a fitting tribute to both of them.
James F Benbow 1930-2003 out again on a lifeboat saving lives at sea.
For Tristan my daughter Lara’s first born who sadly only lived for two days.
In Loving Memory. This is for you Claire. Wife, Mother to Sue and Gill and Grandmother to Charlie. We all miss you.
Lifeboats were always special to Sue, as her Dad was a Scarborough trawlerman and his cousins were in the Scarborough lifeboat. She would be proud to know that she’s part of the team on Agnes A P Barr
In loving memory of Lesley my late wife and mother who passed away with M.N.D. 5th February 2015,Lesley loved the sea and boats,and was a regular door to door collector for the R.N.L.I. for many years,she also ran the galley and cadets messing facilities at the Kingston Upon Thames Sea Cadet Corps for many years,Lesley worked as a Midwifery Assistant on the wards and clinic at Kingston Hospital over thirty years,she is greatly missed by all that knew her.
Carl was a bright , funny young man whose life always involved a challenge. He was a PADI diver, golfer, musician but most of all a biker. His motor bike was his great love. In 2008 a tragic accident left him with life changing injuries, those injuries changed his, his loving partner and the family's lives forever.In 2018 he passed away aged 50 leaving a hole in our hearts. RIP Carl enjoy this new challenge,may angels protect you all on the Agnes P Barr.
For our wonderful Son and brother and husband, in 6wks our lives were a rollercoaster you were diagnosed with terminal cancer and also married your soulmate even if it was only for 2 weeks before you passed away on 19/12/2016.
We think you would have loved this, you loved being at the seaside and always had great respect for all RNLI volunteers. After you were taken from us so quickly this will be a lovely way to remember you for a very long time. We miss you every minute of every day xxxx
Edward always loved boats and the sea, starting with a small dinghy when very young and finally owning the yacht Easy Easy. He had many adventures during his life, a few fraught with danger, but had a wonderful life. He was a very positive man but unfortunately passed away in 2018 with cancer. He will always be in my heart and I miss him terribly. Rest in Peace my love.
My Dad loved boats and the sea. During World War 2, he served in RAF, working in air/sea rescue in Northern Ireland. Much later in life, living by Gareloch in Scotland, he was delighted to have his own small boat. He would be pleased and proud that his name is now among the many on this RNLI lifeboat.