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IN MEMORIAM

2011


KEN WILSON

13 August

Airside Baggage both in  T2 & T4.  

He was living in Spain and was aged 62yrs.


LOUISE TOFT

21 February

Accounts ,Manchester


HAZEL FURLEY

27 March









Hazel was an active supporter of RAUKI and served as a committee member for many years.She will be sadly missed.



Captain  JEFF MOORE

07 February









Aged 89, Captain Jeff Moore was a well respected and dedicated pilot. Whenever Jeff came through LHR we always got down to discussing the flight plan and associated details of the flight involved but as soon as formalities were finished he always shared a joke and a laugh with the boys in the Ops room.  I understand also that in his retirement he often managed to get along to the RAUKI functions to chat about old times and continue his wonderful banter with past colleagues and friends. A lovely man, he will be sadly missed by all.


2010



KEITH MILES

May

Worked in LHR/KA for many years


2009

HELEN (White) BURGESON

20 December


LIZZY CASWILL

02 September

LHR/PH


JIM MALLOWS

14 January

aged 85,  Jim was another of KLM's long serving members who worked in our Accounts Dept in London.  He retired from KLM in 1988.


JOSIE BURWELL

January

Wife of Fred Burwell


2008


Captain  FRED BATEMAN

20 June


MARY FEAST

20 jUNE

Wife of Bill Feast ex LHR/PH


JOHN STATE







June

 Accounts and cashier T2 & T4 passed away yesterday. For many years John was at the centre of the social club. Not only did he help with the financial side but he was also very active in the Cricket and Golf sections.


ED VAN DE HEYDEN

27 May





As you may know, Ed started for KLM in London in the operations dept and became a ‘roaming’ Station Manager eventually returning as Station manager at London Heathrow.


2007


CYNTHIA LISTER

06 December

 Cynthia and her husband Fred were founder members of the RAUK and until the last few years attended most of our meetings.


BILL BONIFACE

27 September






As you will remember, Bill was a very jovial character, never was short of an answer, especially to anything (that may have hinted at a failing of the Cargo Dept)


DON KERSEY

21 November







 Don served for many years in KLM with the Ramp department. He will probably be known to most for his role in vehicle & equipment training.


ANTON ‘BLINKIE’  van der FLIER

29 June

Blinkie was also a member of the KLM USA Alumni Association and was well known and respected by all his colleagues who served with him in the USA Marketing Division.  Blinkie joined RAUKI  because he spent 5 months at his home in Scotland and the remainder of the year in Hawaii


VAL PERKINS

28 June

Wife of Phil, LHR/KA


ETHEL BAKER

May

 In 1985 Stan Saunders was asking if anyone was interested in the formation of an Association. George Baker was one of the very first to respond and he in company with Don Woolnough, Eric Humphries, and Harry Nodder met at my home where the very first Committee was formed.   Ethel took quite an interest and attended many of the meetings and early outings.  She also remained a member after George died.


RON FRENCH

17 May







CHARLES GIBBARD

8 May

Charles worked in the KA, Ramp department between the '70's and '80's. He was a great Horse Racing fan. He was one of those, larger than life, characters who created fun for those around him with his constant life struggles but could also laugh with us all too.


2006


ADRIENNE POWELL

21 December


ERIC HARRINGTON

19 November


MAURICETTE SMITH

12 September




Wife of Stan Smith LHR/KA


THERESA MUNDEN

15 August

Wife of Ted Munden LHR/KA


JACK TEAGUE

31 August

Jack worked in the Town Office before retiring some 20 years ago.


TERRY CLARKE

21 February






KLM Cargo Maintenance


2005


ADAM LAUDER

24 July

KLM Ramp Supervisor

Adam recently took early retirement after about 35 years service. One of Adams former colleagues, Charles Gibbard said of him:-

I was very sorry to hear of the death this morning of Adam Lauder late of KLM . Adam was a founder member along with Frank Murphy, of what was affectionately known as the Tartoon gang, working on the Ramp for many years retiring having been an Aircraft Supervisor. Adam had not really had a chance to enjoy the fruits of his early retirement having lately suffered a great deal before his passing. Myself, Charles Gibbard and my brother Frank and Frank Murphy spent many times together reminiscing on our time with KLM, up to then considered, at least by us, as the best handlers on the airport. Sadly one of the best has left us and we are the losers. We send our condolences to his wife Pearl and to all his family and friends. Charles Gibbard.


TONY WILLIAMS

10 June

His wife, Pam, told us how much he had enjoyed meeting up with old freinds when he attended RAUK for the first time last year and how much he had been looking forward to coming again. Sadly his ilness did not allow it.   Tony worked as in the warehouse for many years both on the shop floor and in a supervisory capacity.


CLIVE TAYLOR

27 June

In South Africa, after a short illness. Clive was well loved at Heathrow. He worked in KK as an Operations Officer and became a Duty Manager.


Captain B DRAPER

May


J. BOENDER

8 March

General manager UK for many years.