It is with a sad heart that I have tell you all that one of the clubs prominent members, Roger Howell passed away on Sunday 3rd July 2011. I know that you all will join me in sending Roger’s partner Mary, our sincerest condolences.
Roger has been a prominent member of WCC since Feb 1997 and for as long as I’ve known him he has been a member of the committee. We will all miss his very large contribution to the club; he was always there with wise council, support or anything else that was needed. This may not have always been a visible contribution but I can say without a shadow of doubt that you ALL have benefited from his membership. Roger’s photographic knowledge and skills in mounting prints were second to none and he would always be happy to pass on this knowledge to members, new members and guests. It was always a pleasure to introduce guests to him.
You may not know it but Roger was the big driving force behind getting the Audio Visual Group into being and always had a very active role in the group, his latest creation being about ‘Orchids’ which you can see here. Roger was always an active participant in the club outings; I would always have a chuckle to myself when I saw him lugging behind him the largest camera bag known to man. A bag that which he had to replace with an equally sized wheeled version when things got too heavy for him to carry.
One thing I know is that I and others in the club will never forget Roger, his love and devotion to Mary, their relationship was a thing of beauty. Our hearts go out to her and both families in their time of grief.