Page 7, 10th February 1961

10th February 1961
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Page 7, 10th February 1961 — Mgr. Henson dies at 72 M GR Ctt..stt Edwin Henson, Rector

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Mgr. Henson dies at 72 M GR Ctt..stt Edwin Henson, Rector

Keywords: Wisbech, Menet, Derby

of the Enpsh College, eirtee 1924, died last week (Tuesday). He was in his 73rd year.

A convert, he was horn at Derby. His firm appointment after his ordination to the priesthood in 1916 was ax assistant prieet to St. Mary's. Derby.

He was moretery to the Bailor) of Nottingham from 1017 to 1074, and was made an honorary canon of the Nottingham diocese in 1926. He was nePOinted a Domestic Prelate by Pope Pius Xi in 1130. and was raised to the dignity or A Protonotary Apormitic in 1942.

HIs published ...eke included two volumes commiasioned by the Catholic Records Society--tine on the English College, iMadirld. and the ,thee on the English College, Valkidollid. ln addition to his 36 years as Rector of English college, Valladolid, he had studied there as a young man for the prieethood. He also studied at the Parodies! University, Valladolid.

Fr. Alphonsos Okell, O.P.

Fr. Alohonatis Mull, 0.P.. sub-prior and parish priest to the Fiontinican Priory of Woodebester. Glos., died on Sunday, aged 65. Except for a few years at Leicester and Hinckley, he spent the whole of his Priestly life. at Wfxxlchesser, serving the extensive parish attached to the Kean. and often helong in the training of the novices. He entered the Dominiean Order in Pane

and was ordained priest in 1933. His health was never robust owing to Severe wounds received on active WOO! in World War 1, but he carried on hie work up to the rime of his death

Fr. Gervais Quenard, A.A.

Fr. Gervais le/menet-et, A.A., fourth Superior Ciericral tie the Aseureptionists (1922 to 19e2), died in ROPle On Monde:: Born in Savoy in 1875 be spent most of his early years ae a priest in the Near Last. From 1905 to 1908 he was one of the first Assummionion to enter RIVESia. During his 50 years' Generalship the Assumptionists aimed: trebled their numbers, their Provinces increased from four to seven, and they took on severel new foreign missions Fr. Louis J. Drury The funeral took Mare last Monday of Er. Louis J. Drury. chaplain to the Pmeemation Convent, Chaddesilen, Derby. Er. Drury, 71, was well known in Derby and Dertlyahire, especial!) in GlossopWhilst at Helper he built a church and Preslotery, slatting front a room behind a Shoo. He had beta in poor health foe the last year, alehotigh the end was very sudden. He was found dead in bed.

Fr. Clifford Nevatt Fr, Clifford Nevatt, parish priest of Si. Stenhen's, Welling, Kent, since 1929. died on Sunday, seed 72. Educated at Walworrh and Wonersh, and ordained in 1918. Fr. Nevelt served al Woolwich and Lewishror More his appointment to Welling.

To Gilbert Harding Friends of Gilbert Harding are hoping to publish a tribute to him in the form of a book of reminiscences covering his life and eharacter. Anyone who knew Mr. Harding is invited to send their reminiscences to the Harding Memorial. c/o Andre Deutsch, Ltd.. 12-14 Carlisle Street, London, W.1., before February 28. The

hook's royalties will go to charity. Lt.-Col.. John William Arthur 011nol, 0.13.a., KOOS:G., COSI.J., 0.1., a former Mayor of Wiebech and an honorary ricemao of the borough, died recently aged 67. Educated at SI. Edmund's. Ware, and Downing College, (ambridge, he was a solicitor who played a prominent part in public affairs: he entered local government its 1e122 as a commit( councilor, being elected re Wiebech samurai Council in 1926 and two years later (when he was the onincies youngest menther) becoming Mayor. He wae a "double Alderman", being elected an Alderman of WiStweb is, 1131 and of the Isle of Ely County Council in 1934. In 1957 he became chairman of the County Council.

In addition he had wide interests in echo cation and youth work; he helped to inaugurate the Boy Scout ITIOVenten1 in WIthech, a'nd he was a Governor of both the Grammar and High Schools at Wisbech as well as of the Catholic arrooved schist,' for hays. sr John's, Apetharne Hall. In 1935 he became donuts: Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and Huoringdonshire and in 1943 High Sheriff-ehe first Cetholic since the Reformation. He became the third Person to be made an honorary Freennin of Wisbech In 1944. The year before hc received the Order or SI. Jean of Jerusalem, and in 1949 Pope Pius XII made him a Knight Commander of Si, Gregory the Great. He was awarded the O.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday Honours last year At the request of the Engtah Knights of St. Gregory, Mar, Gordon Wheeler will 1.1y Mass at 12 noon on Friday, February 17, In St. Greeory's chapel, Westminster Cal hedral.

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