Veteran’s funeral to be held today

THE funeral of John Passmore, husband of Midhurst town councillor Wyn, will be held today (Wednesday, August 31).

Mr Passmore, 82, served in the Royal Marines 42 Commando for more than 20 years.

He was landlord of the Sun Inn at Rake in the 1980s and latterly worked as a civilian support officer with Sussex Police.

Mr Passmore suffered a stroke in 1994 and had since been in a nursing home in Bognor Regis.

Earlier this month, he took a turn for the worse and was taken to Worthing Hospital, where he died on August 17. He leaves two daughters from a previous marriage, Julie and Vicky, as well as three step-children, Keith and Lynne and Carole, Wyn’s children from a previous marriage.

The funeral takes place at Chichester crematorium today (Wednesday, August 31) at 3pm.

Family flowers only, but donations may be made to Help For Heroes through funeral directors Dillstones.