Vernon Brooke ABIPP, AMPA, ARPS -2011

It is with great sadness we have to announce the death of our president Vernon Brooke. Vernon had been an active member of OPS for over 60 years and will be missed.

#20 Chris Palmer 2011-07-04 09:36

My visits to OPS were always enriched by a chat with Vernon, - a charming man, a good photographer, and a big loss to your Society.

#19 Colin and Audrey 2011-06-27 11:00

Vernon was a true professional and gentleman. He always held the Oxford Photographic Society in high esteem and he will a great loss to the club

#18 Tim Simmons 2011-05-31 20:54

Above all Vernon always had time for everyone especially newcomers to the club.He always supported the club 100% and will be very difficult to replace. avery great loss, Rest in peace Vernon.

#17 Shelagh 2011-05-31 07:51

I am deeply shocked,having talked with Vernon so recently. He was a steadfast friend, and the fountain of knowledge for professional photographers. Sincere condolences to all his friends and family.

#16 2011-05-30 00:08

It’s a bit of a shock to say the least and a sad for Oxford PS. 

Every time you saw Vernon, he always looked to be in good spirit. It doesn't make sense. 

Farewell Vernon.

Phill B

#15 Frank Cummings 2011-05-28 17:09

I didn't know Vernon very well but hope the family will accept my heartfelt condolences.

#14 Ron Perkins 2011-05-28 15:51

Vernon was a true gentleman and a very good photographer. He will be remembered for both qualities.

#13 Tony Tarry 2011-05-28 10:51

Very sad and sudden news. He'll be greatly missed

#12 Philip Joyce 2011-05-27 22:49

Vernon's commitment and enthusiasm for OPS and photography was constant and he greeted all newcomers with courtesy and interest. It will feel strange to start a new season without him; it is as if we have lost part of the foundations of our Society.

#11 Don Byatt 2011-05-27 21:58

A sad loss for everyone at OPS, my sympathy to Vernon's family.

#10 Terry Lee 2011-05-27 17:22

A kind, courteous and gentle man - the perfect President. I always enjoyed chatting with him at club meetings. RIP Vernon.

#9 Colin Armitage 2011-05-27 15:18

Vernon was a real gentleman, and a friendly ambassador for the club. A sad loss.

#8 Jeff 2011-05-27 14:04

I thought I had been with the club a long time but 60 plus years that's some commitment to our Society I know from working with him on our History page that he has seen a lot of changes and was always enthusiastic about new advances in Photography, I will miss him and his stories.

#7 Helen 2011-05-27 13:48

I too am shocked to hear of Vernon's death. He always had time to talk to me and I had no idea that he was in ill health. i will miss his gentle ways.<

#6 Naomi 2011-05-27 13:47

I am very sorry to hear of Vernon's death. He has been a stalwart of the club for so long.

I will follow Shelagh's suggestion and collect on the door tonight for those who wish to contribute to a fund for him.

#5 James 2011-05-27 13:47

Vernon was the first person I ever talked to at OPS. He was always kind, always happy.
He will be missed but remembered fondly by us all.

#4 Phill B 2011-05-27 13:46

It’s a bit of a shock to say the least and a sad for Oxford PS.

Every time you saw Vernon , he always looked to be in good spirit. It doesn't make sense.

Farewell Vernon .

#3 Steve2011-05-27 13:45

Very sad news Shelagh. One of my colleagues is one of Vernon’s neighbours and said she saw him only a few days ago and wasn’t aware of any health problem at all.

#2 Doug 2011-05-27 13:44

All my condolences to Vernon's family

#1 Ian Smith2011-05-27 13:43

He must have been taken so quickly.
I spoke to him most nights and seemed very with it. He will be sorely missed.

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