Roger Gibbs – Gone Home

To everyone in EDSFAT

The following is a message from the DC:

To everyone in Eastbourne & District

 It is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Roger Gibbs passed away yesterday.

 A gentle man, a dearest and caring friend, a true Scout, now at peace and no more pain.

 All our thoughts and prayers are with Frances, and his son, Steve, daughter Sue and grandson Nick at this incredibly difficult time.




To add to that Roger was a dedicated member of EDSFAT and often the voice of wisdom and experience. Despite being unwell Roger continued to support the team and was in good spirits, with his humour entertaining us only 2 weeks ago at the Acorn Hike, even managing to persuade me to buy some nice whisky to share at the 30th Birthday Party.

 Our thoughts and prayers are of course with Frances and his family at this time. I am sure you will all join with me in offering Frances all the support she needs at the moment. If anyone wishes to send cards you are welcome to post them to me and I will make sure they get to her.

 Next week we have the EDSFAT 30th Birthday Party on the calendar, after careful consideration and discussion with other team members it has been decided that this event will continue, all team members and families past and present are still welcome. We will have some time on the Saturday for reflection, if anyone has any memories they wish to share they would be welcome, if you don’t feel you can say them yourself please email them to me and I will read them on your behalf.

 We have the option to stay over Saturday evening and will therefore be in Bushy Wood on Sunday morning. During Sunday morning we will hold a Scouts Own, hopefully in the chapel for anyone who wishes to come and say some prayers. – Please let us know if you intend on joining us for all or part of the weekend so we can arrange catering.

 I will of course keep everyone updated with funeral arrangements as we find out.

 Yours in Scouting

 Matthew Jones.