Monday, 12 June 2017
It is sad to have to report on the death, this weekend, of longstanding member Bert Buddle. Being the stalwart Bert was, on Thursday he did his normal 11:00 am - 1:00 pm stint on Manor Infants polling station in West Heath and whilst there became very unwell. The Officers manning the polling station were very quick to react and immediately called for an ambulance which rushed him to Frimley Park where he was diagnosed as having suffered a major stroke. Dave Bell quickly followed Bert to the hospital and remained with him until his family arrived. The stroke left Bert totally paralysed down one side and with no power of speech. Clot busting drugs were administered and after no apparent change he was transferred to St Georges in Tooting for an operation to remove the blood clot from the brain. Sadly however this was not possible as the clot was in a difficult place to operate. Our condolences to his family.