Roger Thorne

Discussion in 'Obituaries - Unregistered visitors can post here' started by stevetrom, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. stevetrom

    stevetrom Well-Known Member

    Just heard that Roger Thorne has passed away. Very sad news.
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Roger Thorne, a former moderator on theMouthPiece and very active in our early days. Although we only met on a couple of occasions we shared many discussions together, and I enjoyed playing a couple of his fine arrangements.
  3. Pauli Walnuts

    Pauli Walnuts Moderator Staff Member

    As Peter said, Roger was a key member here in the early days and we enjoyed many conversation until he withdrew from tMp. Very sad to hear this and my condolences to his family.
  4. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    That's really sad - he wasn't very old at all. :(
  5. Keppler

    Keppler Moderator Staff Member

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of Roger Thorne. I'd fallen out of touch over the last while, but I will remember his goodwill and hard work toward this community, as well as his love of a good (or bad) pun. Only met him a couple of times, but his generosity and hospitality were obvious and to the fore.

    Thoughts are with his family & friends, as well as his colleagues at WJB.

  6. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    I was saddened to hear of this news. I didn't know Roger well, although I always enjoyed his contributions to TMP in its early years, and when I did eventually meet him in person, he turned out to be at thoroughly lovely man, as I expected he would be.

    He was a fine composer & arranger, and his dedication to Wem spoke for itself. In terms of TMP, as well as being a popular moderator, he was also crucial in organising some of the 'meet ups' that for me, made those early years so special. Events such as the TV Quiz Appearance, Whit Friday, Children in Need in Birmingham, and the Pontins Band, all I think involved his input.

    A man who will be sadly missed by many.
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  7. MoominDave

    MoominDave Well-Known Member

    Very sorry to hear this. There was a time, a happy time early in the site's history, when tMP seemed to mostly consist of members of Wem band, with Roger to the fore. RIP Roger.
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  8. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    Very sad news...I met Roger and then his band during a recording that came through these pages...they were happy days...RIP Roger, and condolences to his family and friends.
  9. second_horn

    second_horn Member

    I play for Wem Jubilee and we are all devastated at Rogers passing. He was a fantastic MD and was at rehearsal last week preparing us for the Midlands area contest.We will all miss him so very very much, a very talented man and a really nice one too. His legacy lives on through his two very talented children who both play percussion with the band.
  10. Mello

    Mello Active Member

    May I add my name to the many tributes which express sadness in his passing , and those who extol his virtues.
    RIP Roger , You have earned it
  11. Stiger

    Stiger Member

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Roger Thorne, I met him several times at the old Pontins contest. He was always a true gentleman and a lovely person. R.I.P. Roger and condolences to family and friends.
  12. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    After many interactions on this forum I finally met Roger in person at the 2009 Midlands Area and he was, as many others have said, a genuinely lovely guy. My condolences to his family and everyone at Wem.
  13. richardhall

    richardhall Member

    So sorry to hear the sad news. I, along with many, have happy memories of Roger, including playing for theMouthPiece band at Whit Fridays. RIP Roger.
  14. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    So sorry to hear this. I was a contributor to tMP in its early days and though I never met him, I enjoyed Roger's contributions to the forum. RIP

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