Tony Thorne:
Tony sang in the bass section of the choir for many years. He also took part in The Penarth Operatic and Drama Society productions, having a strong voice that inspired those around him. A regular smoker who thoroughly enjoyed the social life of the choir, he regularly toured with the choir to Scotland and Ireland for the Wales away matches.
On leaving school, he started working with his father as a builder, later securing a job with the Welsh Rugby Union. He made many friends through his work and hobbies as recognised by the full attendance at his Thanksgiving Service in the Penarth Baptist Church on 29th December. His two daughters and their families appreciated the support from current members who sang at the Church.

Jack Rose:
Jack sang in the baritone section of the choir many years ago but retired in the late 1980s. During his earlier years as a chorister, members could smoke in the Rugby Club and Jack would regularly be seen puffing on his pipe.
Jack was one of several choristers at that time who worked for Great Western Rail as train drivers and for some time was on the Cardiff to Paddington 125 service. The choir was represented by a few members at Thornhill Crematorium.

Gordon Rees:
Gordon, who died on 9th January, aged 92, was a driver who operated shunting engines on the East Dock. After retiring from the railway job, he and his wife, Kay, ran a general hardware shop in Gabalfa Avenue.
He joined the choir very soon after its formation in the late 1960s and was a respected member of the baritone section for 40 years. During the 1970s he was elected Chairman of the Choir and supported its activities enthusiastically throughout his long service. He particularly enjoyed choir tours, continuing to do so up until deteriorating health prevented him from taking part. Details of his funeral have not yet been arranged.

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