Page 3, 26th November 1993

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Page 3, 26th November 1993 — OBITUARIES

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Dom Gilbert Whitfeld ONE OF THE eldest Benedictine monks of Ampleforth Abbey, has died at the age of 80. His funeral was on 19 November.

Lloyd Francis Whitfeld was born in Tasmania in July 1913, and educated at Essenden High School, Victoria, Australia, and at Trinity College, Melbourne.

He was ordained for the Church of England in 1937, serving in Melbourne and in a parish many miles into the outback.

After serving as chaplain in the Australian forces during World War II, he moved to England in 1951, becoming chaplain and junior housemaster at Christ's Hospital School in Sussex.

In 1962, he moved to Ampleforth, where he taught at the school while taking instruction to become a Catholic.

After being received, he joined the Benedictines and received his habit from Abbot Basil Hume in 1964.

He was ordained priest in 1970, and was responsible for the Catholic Chapel at I Helmsley between 1972-82. Fr Richard Veazey SMA A MISSIONARY PRIEST who worked for several years in northern Nigeria, Fr Veasey died on 8 November at his sister's home in Guildford.

Richard Veasey was born in South Cerney, Glos, and became a Catholic at the age of 18, just before he became a student at Leicester University. After post-graduate studies, he briefly taught at the Nigerian government's teacher training college in Kafanchan, before returning to study for the priesthood at Osterley and the Society of African Missionary's house of studies in New Barnet.

Ordained at St John Vianney, Tottenham, in November 1986, he served as parish priest in Nasarawa until illness forced him home in April. His requiem Mass was last week in Tottenham. He was buried at the SMA section of St Mary's Cemetery, Worsley, Manchester.

Dom Illtyd Trethowan ANOTHER BENEDICTINE, Kenneth (as he was born) Trethowan was a monk for 61 for his 87 years. He died in Bath a month ago.

Born in Salisbury in 1907, he was educated at Felsted School and Brasenose College, Oxford. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1929, and taught at the Oratory School and Ampleforth, before entering the novitiate at Downside. Ordained priest in 1933, he taught Classics and English at Downside School and philosophy to junior monks. He was subprior of Downside between 1958-91, an unusually long period, and the author of several spiritual books.

Canon Edward Moriarty CANON EDWARD MORIARTY, a retired Priest of the Clifton Diocese, has died at the age of 75. He was born in Caherdaniel, Co Kerry, in 1918.

His first appointment as Parish Priest was to Shepton Mallet in 1952. In 1957 he was appointed Priest in charge of Churchdown in Gloucester.

From 1968 he spent 22 years as Parish Priest at Trowbridge, became Dean of the new Deanery of Trowbridge in 1976 and Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1986, before moving back to Caherdaniel.

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