It is with great sadness that we inform you of the loss of another prominent member of the IDE, Mr Robert Merrick of Hughes and Salvidge was Past President of the IDE between 1987-1988 and als a Past President of the NFDC.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 at Romsey Abbey, Romsey Hampshire SO51 8EN .  The service will commence at 1:30 and is expected to last up to 45 minutes.  Please be aware that the parking can be a challenge in Romsey so it is advisable to arrive early.

Afterwards there will be a reception at Rownhams House that is expected to finish at 5:00pm.  The venue is approximately 15 minutes drive from Romsey Abbey and less than a mile from Junction 3 of the  of the M27.  Please refer to the map that shows the route to be taken Route from Romsey Abbey to Rownhams House.  The address for the reception is: Rownhams House, Rownhams, Southampton SO16 8LF.  Telephone: 07973 742245,   rownhams house large area map

Roberts wife, Pauline Merrick, has said that as Bob loved flowers so much they would be very much welcome.  If you wish to send flowers please could they be sent to the Funeral Directors: A H Cheater Ltd, 122 The Hundred, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8BY.  If you wish to send a donation instead then the family would like the Naomi House Children’s Hospice to benefit.  This can also be arranged through the Funeral Directors or online on their website – Telephone: 01794 513393, Email: [email protected],