GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
MEMORIALS
CRIMOND  THE 23RD PSALM
Performed by Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir
RAF Memorial
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Arcadia, FL
Russell Williams
Richard Patram
Ernie Rees, Avanwy Adams, Alice Griffiths
Jane Lynn-Jones, Joan March, Mary Jane Gracely, Marci Roberts, Fred Ward
Dr William John (Jack) Lewis
Barbara Rhodes, Rodger Lewis
Marvin Whitley, Arleen Williams
Bernie Walker, Beverly Dunham, Eudora Roebling, William Melvin Pugh, R Bruce MacGregor
"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see that, in
truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight".

Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)
If you know of a loved one who should be
included on this page, please let us know
We also remember:
Evan John & Gwenneth Powell
Lynwen Coleman (aged 48 years)
Dorothy Luecker Fell
Jade Emanuel (aged 18 years)
Gras ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist, a
chariad Duw,
A chymdeithas yr Yspryd Glan,
A fyddo gyda chwi oll, byth bythoedd.
Amen
and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Spirit be with
you all, evermore.
Amen
Please address all
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
MEMORIAL ARCHIVES
(please click on link to view memorial)
 
Stuart Ralph Blood
February 4, 1934 - January 7, 2018
Venice Florida and Lexington, Kentucky.  Sincere
condolences to Shirley and the rest of the family.
Geraint was born in Bala, Wales, October 13, 1926 and died March 9, 2018 at
Sunnybrook Health Centre following a brief illness.

Son of the late Rev. JW & Mabel Beatrice Jones, predeceased by his sister, Bethan Hardy,
dear husband to Lyn (Mair Eluned), loving father of Robert and Bethan Louise and loving
Taid to Stephen.

Geraint's career with Ontario Government Services at Queen's Park spanned over 25
years.
He was a member at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church for over 60 years and always took
an active interest in the larger Welsh community of North America

A Memorial Service to celebrate Geraint's life was held on Saturday, April 21st at 2:00
p.m. at Dewi Sant Welsh United Church, 33 Melrose Ave, Toronto.
Geraint
We will publish Stuart's obituary when
it is available
Geraint Herbert Jones
October 13, 1926 -March 9, 2018
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Geraint and
Lyn spent many winters in Sarasota and
participated in Welsh Society activities.
Ann
Ann Maureen Triggle of Sarasota, Fl, formerly of Buffalo, NY passed away on April 26, 2018.  
She was born on April 7, 1935 in Bridgend, South Wales, UK to the late Harold and Kathleen
(nee Barrington) Jones.  Ann was a Professor at the University of Buffalo before retiring to
Florida with her husband, David.  Ann was clinical instructor, School of Pharmacy and
Pharmaceutical Sciences.

A Celebration of Life was held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11am at Wiegand Brothers Funeral
Home with a memorial luncheon to follow at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to:
Sarasota Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation
Ann, with husband David and Grandson
David attending the Annual Meeting in
2015
Ann Maureen Triggle
April 7, 1935 - April 26, 2018
Reid, James
James David Reid
died on April 2, 2018 at 43 years of age.

It only takes one turn in fate to change the entire journey...  He leaves behind his loving wife Tara and her three
children Shaylinn, Chandler and Charlie, his beloved daughter Jessica, mother Patricia Bachert (Kim), father Alfred
Frank Reid III, devoted sister Nicole Avallone (Chris), niece Avery, nephew Logan, grandmother Dorothy McDaniel,
uncles David and Kenneth Gindlesberger and John Reid, Aunt Betty Reid and several cousins.

Born in Detroit, Michigan June 26, 1974 and upon his retirement in 2016 settling in Kingston, Georgia. However,
because of his military career many places along the way became his home.
At a very young age James enlisted in the Army and served in Korea, but he found his true calling in the Coast
Guard with most of his career devoted to search and rescue which included rescues in the Bering Sea of Alaska to
both Hurricane's Rita and Katrina. He pursued many endeavors throughout the way including becoming a pilot.

James was part of an honor guard many times while in the Coast Guard and now a service was held in his honor
on June 1st beginning at 1pm at the Sarasota National Cemetery Followed by a celebration of his life at 269
Bearded Oaks Dr, Sarasota, FL

A living is made by what we get - A life is made by what we give ....  
James had a smile for everyone and was a friend to all he met.

Published in Herald Tribune from May 22 to May 27, 2018
James David Reid
June 26, 1974 - April 2, 2018
WILLIAM (BILL) ARTHUR YEWDALL - January 31, 1933 - July 7, 2018

Bill was born in Manchester, UK, eldest child of May Peel and Arthur Yewdall, owner of Yewdall's Dairy. Bill spent his childhood in Baschurch after
being evacuated to the countryside with his mother and brother, Tom, during the Second World War. He lived a happy childhood on his Uncle's
farm where he and Tom, who were very close, tended animals and worked in the family garden. He dearly loved his Grandfather who Bill said used
to cuff him regularly because he was either getting into mischief or just coming out of it. After the war ended the family bought Cross Pipes and
relocated to Wales.

Bill was delighted when his loving sister, Barbara, was born. Bill loved farming and received an Agricultural Certificate at Usk College in South
Wales. At 19, he chose to leave the UK and immigrate to Canada to make his own path. He made this voyage alone and settled in Cochrane,
Alberta where he worked as a cowboy. It was there Bill learned of the harsh Canadian winters. He had fallen asleep checking his herd and awoke
with severe frostbite. He was barely able to move but fortunately his horse knew the way home. Bill then joined the Canadian Armed Forces and
served as a Military Police Officer in Calgary, following which he was stationed in Europe.

While on leave in Welshpool, a strapping young Bill met the love of his life, Bronwen Jones, a gorgeous 19-year-old working in a post office. Bill
said it was love at first sight! Although there were much shorter queues Bill waited for Bron who was working the cash desk. He pushed a note
under the grill that read 'Will you meet me at the Polo Cinema tonight at 8:00 p.m?' Bron's mother let her go provided she wore footwear that would
allow her to run if she had to. She didn't need to run and within six weeks Bill and Bron were engaged. Bill then returned to work and penned
countless love letters for two years until they married in Welshpool in January, 1960. By April the newlyweds were residing in Canada. Bill's eldest
son, David, was born in Winnipeg. Soon after, Bill was stationed in France and the young family journeyed back to Europe. Bill's next posting was
in Baden, Germany and the family resided in nearby Greffern. It was there his second son, Richard (Rick) was born and the family was complete.
Dad delighted in living in Germany. He forged lifelong friendships and became a valued member of the hunting community. There was a variety of
hunting, but Dad especially enjoyed wild boar. He became a German hunting instructor which was particularly satisfying given Dad's proclivity for
safety.

During those years the family enjoyed many excursions across Europe. Bill bought a Volvo wagon for such Autobahn trips and was proudly
displaying his 115-mph speed to his boys when a Porsche driver flashed his lights and promptly sped by them. Bill relished cooking for others and
feeding his family delicacies. His sons recall Bill's decision to farm snails. Dad had numerous milk-filled buckets of snails which he had carefully
stored in the attic. When Dad returned, he discovered the snails had escaped leaving lengthy trails of milky white slime all over the walls and
ceiling. After several wonderful years in Germany the family returned to Winnipeg in 1977. Bill was then stationed in Cyprus for an eight-month UN
Peacekeeping Tour. He was the equivalent of Base Commander and was responsible for a team of seven, each of a different nationality. These
men soon voted Bill the best cook and while they handled all shopping and clean up duties, Bill did all the cooking. Bill thoroughly enjoyed Cyprus;
the people, the work, and of course the fresh seafood. When he came home he'd never been so muscular, healthy and tanned. During this time,
Bronwen purchased their home on Whytewold Road where they lived for over 40 years. Bill retired from the Canadian Military as a Warrant Officer
and then transitioned to Transport Canada, as an Airport Security Officer. This job eventually took him to Ottawa, during which he'd fly home every
few weeks. He would take the bus to work alongside Generals and Members of Parliament. Everyone who worked with Bill admired his work
ethic, integrity, intelligence, modesty and humour.

He was a genuine and kind man; a true gentleman and maintained countless friendships across Canada and Europe long after he left the
workforce. Bill had several passions including hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking. However, his greatest passion was his wife of 58 years. He
absolutely cherished and doted on Bron with tea delivered in bed every morning. Bill and Bron were blessed with many friends and loved to dance
and socialize. They frequently attended and hosted parties where Bill was often the best dressed party-goer. Throughout their marriage, the couple
frequently returned to the UK to visit family. In later years they enjoyed cruising and spending winters in Florida. One of Bill's favourite trips was an
African Safari. Dad deeply loved his family. He was so content hunting, fishing and chatting with his boys. He was an avid reader and enjoyed
teaching and sharing experiences with his sons. Dad was a warm and loving father-in-law who couldn't do enough for his daughters-in-law, from
building workshops to yardwork to painting; you name it. Bill was blessed with five grandchildren who adored their Grandpa: David, Jenny,
Morganne, Ethan and Raegan. He taught them how to plant vegetables and pull the pesky weeds. He couldn't have been prouder when Morganne
graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and when David got married. Grandpa and Jenny loved their ritual of making and eating mashed
potatoes together. Grandpa was a devoted hockey fan of Ethan and Raegan. He delighted in chatting with the other parents and grandparents;
always with a huge smile on his face. All the grandkids loved Grandpa's sandwiches and stews that were lovingly made with no less than 26
ingredients. And nobody could make a better cup of tea or tastier scrambled eggs. Dad was a happy man who could adapt to anything and he
made the best of everything.

Bill will be forever cherished by his loving spouse, Bronwen and sons, David (Heather) and Rick (Heike); his grandchildren, David (Val), Jenny,
Morganne, Ethan and Raegan; and his great-grandchildren, Livia, Logan and Laura. Bill is also mourned by his siblings, Tom (Anne) and Barb
(Geoff); his loving in-laws Gwyneth (Colin); and many nieces and nephews all of whom reside in the UK. Rest in peace dear Bill. In keeping with
Bill's wishes, cremation has taken place and the family will have a private service. Our thanks to the staff and volunteers at Charleswood Care
Centre for their loving care. There are too many wonderful people to name. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of
Manitoba. For online condolences please visit www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
Bill