The Late Alan Purnell

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Alan Purnell, from Somerset, on Sunday 6 November 2016.

The funeral arrangement arrangements are as follows:-
Monday 21st November @ 11.20 am
Yeovil Crematorium
Bunford Lane
BA20 2EJ

Following the service refreshments at
Kelways Garden Centre
The Potting Shed
Picts Hill
TA10 4EZ

Alan was a successful gardener and exhibitor of flowers and produce and when he became interested in daffodils he was a competitor to be reckoned with. This photo shows Alan, on the left, receiving one of many awards, including a prized silver medal, from group Chairman Derek Phillips at the DS: Wessex group show in 2013.

Always cheerful, always generous when other flowers were better than his own and together with his wife Angela they played a large part in the success of the DS: Wessex group. He will be greatly missed.

Our condolences to Angela and  family


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One response to “The Late Alan Purnell”

  1. Editor says:

    Alan and Angela Purnell were a great team. In latter years Alan exhibited all daffodils but miniatures which Angela then showed with some success and some gentle teasing at Alan’s expense.
    Always willing to lend a hand, they knew what was needed behind the scenes and pitched in with goodwill and good humour. The DS Wessex group will miss him.

    Jackie Petherbridge