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County Newsletter August 2009

Published 30.Jul.2009, 7:24pm


No. 45 COUNTY NEWSLETTER August 2009

Peter Oldreive

We are sorry to report the death of Doctor Peter David Oldreive aged 75 years on June 23, 2009 peacefully at his home after a short illness. Beloved husband of Margaret, devoted father of Caroline, Janine, Alison and Susan and father-in- law of Philip, Rob and Steve. Also a proud grandfather of six grandsons. He was an active member of Canterbury Branch Kent BKA for many years. He was its treasurer for more than twenty years and also Council rep. He passed his BBKA Intermediate Examination with distinction in 1983 and was the winner of the Robert Hammond award that year. Two years later he became a BBKA Master Beekeeper and he went on to obtain the National Diploma in Beekeeping, the highest award in beekeeping. He was also a BBKA Examiner at all levels.  He often attended Apimondia and many of the weekend courses held by Central Association and was always willing to talk to all beekeepers at these events. When he retired from General Practice he went on many cruises as ships doctor!  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A service to celebrate his life held at Sturry Church on 6th July was attended by many beekeepers.

John Hendrie

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