Peter Oades – 1924-2012

After a long illness, the Refblog extended family lost one of its architects this morning. The Rev Canon Peter Oades, grandfather of Mrs Refblog passed away after a long illness.

As a mark of the selfless man he was, he waited for the return of his daughter (my mother in law) following a holiday of a lifetime that at one stage was at risk when he was taken ill back in January. He knew that. He knew they would cancel the trip, and he knew they’d shorten the trip if he went during it. So he waited. He must have been in pain, but he didn’t mind. The mark of a great man.

Here he is with his son in law, two of his great-grandchildren and yours truly on Fathers Day last year. Refblog Jnr II was only a few weeks old.


Pops. 1924-2012

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  1. I was one of the students from Salisbury and Wells Theological College who did a ‘placement’ with Peter at the Woodford Valley Churches (1985) and we have kept in touch at Christmas ever since. A lovely man, it was a great experience leading worship in those churches with him. My deepest sympathy at your loss. – Canon Noelle Hall


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