Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019) (General)

by Canuck @, Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 04:23 (382 days ago)

Mary ASHTON, Jim's wife has asked me to let his friends and contacts on the FOD forum that he passed away at home on the 24th of August 2019 after a battle with cancer.

He researched the lives of people in the Forest for many years and shared his information freely.

Terrence MARFELL

Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by admin ⌂, Forest of Dean, Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 09:54 (382 days ago) @ Canuck

We are saddened to hear of Jim's passing and convey our sincere condolences to Mary, his wife and the family.

Jim contributed a great deal to this Forum and so that you have a fuller picture here are some statistics:
He registered on 1 September 2006
No. of logins: 4182
Number of posts: 715
Date of last post: 4 April 2019.

His contribution will of course remain on this site for as long as it continues.
He will be sorely missed.


Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by cmfenton @, Ferndown, Dorset, Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 11:55 (382 days ago) @ Canuck

Sad news indeed.

Jim was a fount of knowledge - not just relating to his main interest - the Marfell family - but to all other family lines with even the slightest link to his interests.

We were distantly related through Marfell, Meek and other family lines - but that probably applies to many with roots in the Drybrook and Ruardean areas of the Forest.
His knowledge supported and extended my research in many ways.

My condolences to his family.

Colin Fenton

Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by ChrisW @, Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 22:52 (381 days ago) @ Canuck

Sad to hear. A very knowledgeable and helpful man to all.

My condolences to Mary and his family and friends.

Chris Wilcox x

Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Tuesday, September 03, 2019, 23:00 (381 days ago) @ Canuck

I'm so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away, he will be badly missed on the forum.
It's fitting that all his extensive researches contributions will remain on view for others to benefit from, as Jim would have wanted.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Mary, the Ashton family, and all their friends.
Thanks Jim.

Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by alison2 @, Wednesday, September 04, 2019, 13:21 (381 days ago) @ Canuck

Sorry to read this. Condolences to his Family.

Death of member James ASHTON (1946 - 2019)

by jevans @, USA, Thursday, September 12, 2019, 19:50 (372 days ago) @ Canuck

So sorry for the loss of a friend, husband, family member, and fellow genealogy enthusiast.

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