.......Significant Family Events

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Birth:  Imogen Maisie Dashper-Johnson (B: 12/08/2010 England)  

Proud parents Elizabeth Dashper and Ben Johnson wish to announce the birth of their first child - a daughter who they have named Imogen Maisie (6lb 12.5oz).

Obituary:  Judith Kimber (B: 13/05/1945   D: 12/06/2010  Reading, Berkshire, England)  

We are really sad to announce the news of the death of ‘our’ Dashper descendant and researcher Judith Kimber.  She was a superlative investigative researcher. Her records were meticulous, all cross referenced, and superbly archived with attention to every detail and double-checked for accuracy.

Judith’s grandmother was Lilian Maud Dashper.  She was born Judith Christine Meincken in 1945, and married Peter Kimber in 1969. They lived in Reading, Berkshire, which was her base for numerous excursions to records offices and genealogy centres.

Judith (aided by her husband Peter) will be remembered by many from our Dashper family reunion of 2005, as pivotal to the huge success of the international gathering. She was on the organizing committee, research committee, a presenter, and financial coordinator, but her 'coup de grace' had to be the huge chart she and Peter erected around the entire wall of the conference room, that linked up all the lineages of Dashper for all to see. This chart was magnificent, and represented hours and hours of loving attention. But as she saw, it was much more than this, as it brought everyone together for the first time - probably in the entire history of the Dashper family, as a union of branches.

This came with a price (literally). Judith spent a small fortune on birth, marriages, and death certificates over the years, many miles of travel back and forth between genealogy records offices, not to mention the hundred upon hundreds of hours of analysis.  We have so much to thank Judith for, and the worldwide Dashper family will miss her enthusiasm.

Judith will be forever remembered for her devotion and passion that we have all benefited from in so many ways.  Her funeral is on Tuesday 22nd June, 2010.  She is survived by her husband Peter,  children Andrew and Anne, and grandchildren.

Michael William Dashper  (B: 1946
  D: 26/02/2010  Ontario, Canada)  

Michael passed away peacefully in Prince George, BC on Friday, February 26, 2010 at the age of 64.

He was a devoted husband and soul mate of Mary Sue Dashper. Loving father of four Dashper boys: Bill and Natasha Dashper of Ashburn, ON, Chris and Heloise Dashper of Ajax, ON, Andrew and Nadia Dashper of Waterloo, ON, Greg and Christy Dashper of Squamish, BC. Beloved grandfather of Isabelle, Jack, Fletcher and Kingston Dashper. He will also be missed by his sister Colleen (Dwight) Horne of Burlington and aunts Joan (John) Oribine of Burlington, ON and Lois Somerville of Streetsville, ON. A family memorial was held in Ontario.

Richard Paterson Dashper  (B: 29/10/1928
  D: 22/08/2009  Warkworth, New Zealand)   

Richard Paterson Dashper passed away recently. He was 80.


Warkworth, New Zealand lost a well known identity recently. Richard Dashper, known by many as Tricky Dicky,  passed away after a short battle with pancreatic cancer, on 22nd August 2009 at his home in Goatley Rd.  Well known for his trademark spider he wore in his beard, and the friendly disposition and unique sense of humour he shared with many of the locals in his town, his contribution to the community will be missed.

Richard was farewelled at a service in his local Christ Church Warkworth, and he was cremated.
He is survived by his wife Madeleine (married for 57 years), and son Mark.  His other son Julian sadly passed away three weeks before Richard’s death.

Obituary:  Julian Philip Dashper  (B: 29/2/1960   D: 30/7/09  Auckland, New Zealand)   

Julian Philip Dashper passed away in Auckland at the age of 49, from melanoma cancer.

"Julian Dashper had a work called Curriculum Vitae. His biography and list of exhibitions would be pinned to a gallery wall, taking more space each time. That vitae part ended on July 30, but the curriculum bit will continue being added to, as people assess the achievement of one of New Zealand's most consistent and challenging artists."

Dashper turned "himself into an international artist based in New Zealand. That meant travel and residencies building up relationships with artists, galleries and collectors. He also took on limited teaching work, treating students as future colleagues and opening them up to the power of ideas. It meant ideas that could travel and not burn up the budget in freight costs.
His growing international recognition culminated in a retrospective which toured three state galleries in the American Midwest. " (from NZ Herald Obituary: Adam Gifford)

Julian Dashper is survived by his life partner and fellow artist Marie Shannon and their son Leo. He was cremated after a large and very moving service celebrating his life, at his old boyhood church St Andrews, Epsom, Auckland.

Obituary:  Jack Dashper  (B: 1924  D: 23/8/2009)   

Jack, son of Frederick George Dashper and Minnie Baker, was born in 1924. He had 10 brothers and sisters (Mary (Polly), Myrtle Fanny, William (Bill) Henry, Fred George, Wyn Ellen, Arthur, Olive Ada,  Cecil Stanley, Philip Charles, and Edna May Dashper).  He was married to Dorothy Lucy.

Tina, Rita Dashper's daughter, tells us that her Uncle Jack has passed away.
"He had been unwell for a little while, then yesterday morning (Sunday, August 23rd)  was being moved to another hospital and had a massive stroke and died.
He was such a lovely man; he would've been 85 this year, so he'd had a good innings."

Birth:  Kingston Wazir Dashper ( B: 03/02/2009 in Canada)  

Andrew and Nadia Dashper proudly welcome their new Dashper son into the world.  Kingston Wazir Dashper was born on February 3rd of this year to a very happy family including;
Grandparents; Sandra, Cathy, Mary Sue, Michael, and Syd.
Aunts; Nicole, and Natasha. 
Uncles B.J., Chris, and Greg.

Obituary:  Graham Michael Dashper  (B: 4/2/1940   D: 12/07/2008  Durban South Africa)  

Graham Michael Dashper passed away after a battle with cancer at the age of 68
Date of Birth - 04.02.1940        Date of Death – 12.07.2008
Sadly missed by Michael (Son), Deborah (Daughter in Law), Melissa and Lindsay (Granddaughters).
His funeral was held in Durban on the 18th July at the Presbyterian Church in Frere Road.  Graham was cremated and  Michael and  Brian Dashper are to scatter Graham’s ashes as per his wishes, over his mother's grave on Bournemouth London.
A wonderful man that lives on in each of us, he will be sorely missed.

Philip Charles Dashper  (B: 1921
  D: 13/11/2007 Amersham, UK)  

DASHPER, Philip Charles passed away peacefully on 13th November, 2007, aged 86 years.
Much loved father of Ian and Robert as well as a granddad.
Brother of the late Olive Ada Dashper, and Jack Richard Dashper,  Edna May Dashper, Cecil Stanley Dashper, Arthur Dashper, Wyn Ellen Dashper. Fred George Dashper, William (Bill) Henry Dashper,  Myrtle Fanny Dashper, and Mary (Polly) Dashper.  
Philip was a son to Frederick George Dashper and Minnie Baker.
The Funeral Service was held at the Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham on Thursday, 22nd November, 2007 at 3.15pm in the Milton Chapel.

Birth:  Fletcher Christopher Dashper ( B: 31/07/2007 in Durham Canada)  

Bill & Natasha (nee Downes) Dashper, big sister Isabelle, big brother Jack and Brooklin (the dog) are thrilled to announce the fast and safe arrival of Fletcher Christopher Dashper  on May 29, 2007 at Markham-Stouffville Hospital weighing 7 lbs 15 ozs.

Proud grandparents are Chris & Christa Downes of Wahwashkesh, Ken & Virginia Doidge of Uxbridge, and Michael & Mary Sue Dashper of Prince George, B.C.    Fletcher is also welcomed by Aunts Tamara, Franceska, Nadia, and Heloise, and Uncles Craig, Bob, Chris, Andrew and Greg. Special thanks to midwives Maysoon, Sandra M., Carly, and Sandra B. for all of their wonderful support.
Welcome, baby Fletcher!

Engagement: Andrew Dashper (of Ontario, Canada) and Nadia Wazir   

Andrew is getting married in the Canadian summer on July 13th in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.
He is the son of Michael and Catherine Dashper and brother to William James (BJ), Christopher, and Gregory Dashper.
More to come as we get closer to the event. The whole worldwide Dashper family wishes them well, and hope that Nadia loves football too.


Obituary:  Esther Ruth Dashper  (B: 19/6/1912   D: 10/3/2007 Delaware, USA)  

Ruth Dashper  passed away on March 10, 2007. After a fall she went through an operation with no complications, but had a stroke the next day. She was 94 years old and looking forward to being 95.  

Ruth was born on 19th June, 1912  in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. Her parents were Charles T. and Ada Mae Hay.  Ruth was married to the late John Wilson Dashper  on 13th July 1933, until his death (11/4/1974).  She listed her occupation as 'Housewife' and had hobbies of ceramics and flowers. She was very interested in the Dashper history, and her son Jack Dashper had previously informed us of  her wish to be involved in  the last Dashper Family reunions (which she couldn't unfortunately attend). Ruth held the record of being the oldest living Dashper for a number of years.

Ruth was the mother of  John (Jack) Charles Dashper, and grandmother of  Stephen Glenn Dashper and Michael Scott Dashper.

 Esther Ruth Dashper in 1969 (with some colourful friends)

Obituary:  Olive Ada Dashper  (B: 27/3/1915   D: 18/8/2006 Amersham, UK)  

Olive Ada  Dashper died peacefully at Marlow Cottage Hospital, aged 91  on Friday, 18th August, 2006. She was married to Mr Raymond,  and previously to Mr Cross.  Ada was the mother of Terry Cross and Pauline Bluett, mother-in-law to Muriel and Roy. She was also the loving nan to John and Carolyn, Emma and Mark, Victoria and Neil,  adored nan nan to James and Adam, Rachel and Andrew, Charlotte and Joshua.

She will be sadly missed  by  her son Terry and partner Muriel, and her daughter Pauline and partner Roy,  as well as by  brothers Jack and Phil.
Ada was a grandmother to Jo-anne, Laura and Grant, and a great-grandmother to George, Lloyd and Luis, Tyne, Ricky and Oliver.

Many thanks to the staff at Marlow Cottage Hospital, for their care shown to her. Ada's funeral was at 2.45pm, Tuesday, 29th August, 2006, Hampden Chapel,  Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham.  Family flowers only.  Donations to  Marlow Cottage Hospital.

Birth:   Layla Chloe Dashper  (  B: 25/6/2006  Plymouth, UK)   

Layla Chloe Dashper was born in Plymouth, England on the 25th June 2006 weighing 6lbs 14oz.  She is being held by big brother Jack Stephen Dashper.  Her parents are Lisa and Stephen David Dashper  (son of David and Janet Dashper of Tavistock, Devon, England).

 Joseph Douglas Cox ( B: 6/5/2005 Edinburgh, UK)  

Anna Dashper (sister of Liz Dashper and daughter of John and Fran Dashper), had her baby on 6th May.
'Joseph Douglas Cox' weighed 8lbs 10oz at birth.

Birth:  Jack William Dashper ( B: 12/11/2005 Canada)  

Jack William Dashper was born at 2:25am on Saturday November 12 2005!  He is the first son of BJ and Natasha Dashper of  Canada, and brother to Isabelle Dashper. He weighed 7lbs 14 oz  at birth and was 20 inches long.

Obituary:  Douglas Raymond Dashper  (B: 1928 in Birmingham   D: 31/10/2005)  

Ray passed away on Monday 31st October 2005 after a sudden illness and a diagnosis of lung cancer. It has been a shock to the family and two of his daughters had just returned from abroad in time to be with him. Ray had been an inspiration to everyone and at the recent Dashper Family Reunion we can recall him directing us to the war memorial in Tavistock.  

We all thoroughly enjoyed talking to Ray at the reunion, and are very sad to think that was the last time we will ever see him. We saw him as as a happy, peaceful and thoughtful man who was excited to meet all the relations worldwide, and contribute to the global knowledge of our family. 

Ray Dashper

Ray's  full name was Douglas Raymond Dashper but he liked to be known as Ray.  Ray was the son of William Henry Dashper and Louisa Dones. He had six brothers: William Dones Dashper , Lawrence Norman Dashper,  James F Dashper,  Philip Henry Dashper, Stanley G Dashper,  Dennis B Dashper, and one sister Mollie Winifred Dashper. Ray married Miss Marriott 1949 in Derby. They have four children: Gillian P Dashper, Carol A Dashper,  Pamela J Dashper and  Rebecca Louise Dashper. Our sympathies go out to all his family.

Addition to War Memorial Tavistock: Sapper F Dashper (B: 2/9/1877 D: 19/8/1919)

The death of Frederick Dashper in the First World War was not previously acknowledged on the War Memorial in the town center of Tavistock where he had lived.  This was noted at the May 2005 Dashper Family Reunion, in a visit to Tavistock by a small number of Dashper relations from the organising committee. Sapper F Dashper was in the Royal Engineers and died aged 41 on Tuesday, 19th August 1919. He was the son of the late William and Eliza Dashper; husband of Harriett Grace Dashper, of 46, Crelake Park, Whitchurch Rd., Tavistock. He is remembered with honour at the Tavistock New Cemetery, Devon, United Kingdom.  Frederick Dashper's son also died in the second World War. 

We are pleased to be able to announce that after correspondance with the Tavistock Town Council and the immediate family,  the name "F. Dashper" has now been added in September 2005.  The Council are to be thanked for the addition, and we are pleased that Sapper F Dashper's supreme sacrifice has finally been acknowledged on the memorial.

Sapper F Dashper's name on the Tavistock memorial

Obituary:  Eric Eustace Dashper  (B: 11/7/1919 D: 25/7/2005)

Eric Dashper passed away on 25th July 2005, aged 86.

Eric Dashper

He and his wife had just returned from a cruise which he had enjoyed immensely. Three days after they returned he was taken ill and was admitted to hospital where he died two days later of pneumonia.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Helen, children, Susan and Martin, granddaughter, Jenny and great-grandchildren George and Imogen.

Eric was born on the 11th July, 1919 in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.  He married Helen Blissett on 26th August 1943 in Worksop where he worked as a Sales Office manager until his retirement. Eric and Helen have two children Martin and Susan, as well as grand and great grandchildren. He lived in Rareham, Hampshire up until his recent death.  We believe Eric was the oldest living Dashper.

Obituary:  David Verrent Salsbury  (B: 21/10/1933  D:25/10/2004)

It is with great sadness that we report that Dave Salsbury died 25th October.  His daughter Thea tells us that Dave had his birthday at home but became very breathless at the end of the day. He went into hospital late Thursday night and passed away peacefully early evening. The funeral was held at St Marys Church Plympton 2004 at 1.30pm, and from there he was taken to the Weston Mill Crematorium. Dave is survived by his three children Jonathan, Michael and Thea, and grandchildren Melissa and Alexander.

Dave was one of the founding members of our Dashper Committee, and we owe him for  his ability to do investigative research and to his uncanny knack of ferritting out information and finding data. Many of the Dashper Xfiles are testimony to this. Dave's Dashper Database on the Ancestor Search, and many of the genealogical searches that each of us have benefitted from, were the result of his keen genealogical abilities.

Many of our Dashper Committe members had never actually met Dave, but remember him in these short tributes, and in these words Dave  . . . we salute you and will miss you:

"I am  stunned at the moment and feel a great loss although I have never met Dave. I was so looking forward to sharing a drink of Newfie Screech with him as I had promised.  I am sure Judith and Chris (other committee members) are most affected by this sad news as they both have spent time visiting with Dave and sharing many laughs together.  Cancer is a awful disease as almost every family has witnessed and I send my deepest sympathies to Dave's family.  He will be with us in spirit and our memories for a very long time." (Linda Etty: Canada)

"I can remember Dave for all the qualities mentioned, and also his joke emails that he used to send me. In particular the ones that he knew I would not understand . . . just to tease me.  Lovely chap.  Like you I never met him."  (Chris Jones: UK)

"Although I never met Dave face to face, we all felt quite close to him via the internet from our first contact, because of his wonderful sense of humour, his selflessness and his dedication to Dashper research.  Dave sent me a tape of his barbershop chorus which I most enjoyed. One of the songs 'From the first hello' must have been his favourite as it was mine when I sang barbershop. I recall the poignant line 'From the first hello to the last good-bye . . .' and think of Dave. (Gloria Beek: Canada/Florida)

"I think there are very few in our extended Dashper family who have not been touched by his sense of humour, his fine research abilities, and tenacious capacity to sniff out and find information where we could not. I personally owe Dave a few pints for special effort above and beyond the call of duty, and will be drinking them in his memory at the reunion that he had such a pivotal part in helping to organise." (Mark Dashper: New Zealand)

Dave's special T-shirt "Not All There" awarded by Radio Devon for  actions too secret to reveal on internet!



Obituary: Fred Dashper   (B: 31/10/1920  D: 2/09/2004)  

Fred passed away at the Hospice at May Court on Thursday, September 2, 3004, in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Ann. Dear brother-in-law of Joan (Arthur Steele) and Mary (Glenn Hosepool) and Uncle of Tim Grant and David Steele. Dear friend of Nora Dolman. Fred was a Canadian pilot for RAF in WWII, flying Lancaster Bombers and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Friends attended a Memorial Service at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue at Richmond Road on Monday, September 6 at 2pm.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 31st, 1920,  Fred went to school in Winnipeg from 1926 to 1938, at Somerset, Isbister and Hugh John MacDonald Schools, and Gordon Bell High School, graduating in June 1938.  After working for a couple of years as a collector and salesman for a credit furnishing company Fred enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force on March 7th, 1941.  He trained at #2 ITS, Regina, #12 EFTS, Goderich, and #5 SFTS, Brantford, graduating as a sergeant pilot on January 16th, 1942. In England he furthered his training at AFU and OTU before joining 61 Squadron, 5 Group RAF, where he completed a tour of operations on Lancasters.  He received his commission early in 1943, and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross on July1st, 1943. 

Military Record      DASHPER, P/O Frederick Benjamin (J17211) - Distinguished Flying Cross - No.61 Squadron - Award effective 1 July 1943 as per London Gazette dated 13 July 1943 and AFRO 1724/43 dated 27 August 1943. Born in Winnipeg, 1920; home there; enlisted there 7 March 1941. Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 22 August 1941), No.12 EFTS (graduated 22 October 1941) and No.5 SFTS (graduated 16 January 1942). Commissioned 1943.

This officer has completed a large number of operational sorties involving attacks on some of the enemy's most heavily defended targets including Berlin, Bremen, Duisburg, Milan, Turin, and Spezia. On one occasion during an attack on Essen he flew low enough to enable his gunners to attack searchlight and anti-aircraft posts. By his careful pre-flight planning, skill and determination he has contributed greatly to the successes achieved.

After his discharge in 1945 he worked for the Canadian Fairbanks Morse Company, covering South Western and Northern Manitoba, living in Winnipeg until 1955, Dauphin Manitoba until 1957 and Port Arthur Ontario, until January 1961. He then moved to Ottawa to represent Hupp Canada in Eastern Ontario selling their line of appliances and air conditioning.  In February 1970 he joined Toshiba of Canada Limited and represented them until his retirement in1982.  Since that time he was secretary treasurer of the Associated Canadian Travellers Ottawa Council, and also worked two weeks of the year as show manager for a men's apparel show.  His hobbies included golf, curling, travelling and gardening.


Marriage: Mark Gilbert Dashper and Evelyn Whitley (M: 3/7/2004)     


   Lyn and Mark Dashper at Christs Church Warkworth, 


Mark and Lyn Dashper with Julian Dashper

Mark and Lyn were married in a beautiful ceremony at Christ Church in Warkworth, New Zealand on Saturday 3rd July, 2004.  Mark’s brother Julian Dashper was a best man along with Rudy Whitehead-Lopez, and over three generations of Dashpers were involved in the ceremony, which also featured original music specially composed, and live performances from three groups of musicians.  Bridesmaids were Waimarie Dashper and Julia Lockwood, and the register was signed by parents Richard and Madeleine Dashper, and Leslie Clark. The couple were met at the church by a stretch limousine, where they treated the children with a luxurious ride before returning to the reception at the bride and groom’s new home. Mark and Lyn celebrated their honeymoon in the picturesque Bay of Islands over the next week.  The couple actually met over 46 years ago as children, and both families have had regular contact and friendship over the years. Many have remarked that the wedding was a fairytale come true, and their respective children give them a ready-made family.



Obituary: Vera Dashper   (B: 25/6/1911  D: 20/5/2004)  

We are all sad to hear of the death of Vera Dashper, who died on 20th May 2004.  She almost made it to her 94th birthday, and her end was very peaceful with family around her. She was the last Dashper of her family, and she was a descendant of the William and Agnes Dashper line. Her children carry the name Burton (the name of her first husband). She had recently moved from Plymouth to be nearer to her daughter Priscilla and her husband, and was only a few miles away from son Joe and Caroline. She was still living on her own in sheltered accommodation, a great feat for someone of her age to look after and cook for herself.  At the last count she had 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

Her daughter-in-law Caroline Burton writes “Mum was quite excited about the Dashper reunion although she felt she could not travel back to Plymouth for it. She did hope to see someone of her extended Dashper family sometime during your visit.” 

 Vera Dashper on her 92nd birthday

Birth:  Isabelle Natasha Dashper  (B: 23/10/2003)

Isabelle Natasha Dashper was born at 10:53am on Thursday October 23 2003.  She is the first born, and  daughter of BJ and Natasha Dashper of Canada.  She weighed 8lbs 10.5 oz at birth and was 20 inches long.


Obituary: Judith C Dashper ( B: 7/3/1948 D: 20/11/2002)

Judith C. Dashper passed away recently in America at 54 years old from a  ruptured aneurysm  at the base of the brain.  She was the daughter of Hannah and Herbert L Dashper, and is survived by her sister Leslie Dashper.  Judi was married to Stephen Fox but kept her Dashper name. They did not have any children. The service was attended by relatives, including her first cousin Jack Dashper and his mother Esther Ruth Dashper. It was a sad affair but everyone remembered how full of life Judi was.

Judi was born March 7, 1948 and died November 20, 2002. She generously donated her organs and so far we know that her heart has been given to a 52 year old man and her kidney is in a 48 year old man.  Her enthusiasm and spirit will be truly missed.



Obituary: George F Dashper ( B: 1917 D: 4/09/2002)

George F. Dashper Age 85 of Newark, DE died September 4, 2002 at the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, MD.
He was born June 4, 1917 in Wilmington, DE to John and Maude Dashper and had been a car salesman in the DE area.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Dashper. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary A. Edwards Dashper of Waldorf, MD; and a brother and sister, Herbert Dashper of New Castle, DE and Anna Mae Simonds of Wilmington, DE.



Obituary: Barbara Markle [daughter of Edith Dashper]( B: 27/11/1930 D: 15/06/2002)

Barbara Markle, nee Stewart,, sister to Gloria Beek, Linda Etty and David Stewart, daughter of Edith Stewart (nee Dashper),  passed away of cancer on June 15, 2002 in Hamilton. Barbara recently celebrated her 50th wedding anniversary on August 26, 2000 near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She is survived by her husband LLoyd, their three children, Lloyd, Roy and Leanne, and grandchildren.

Family Reunion:  USA descendants of Polly Dashper 

The Reynolds/Rohr/Neff reunion will be held this year for the first time in 60 years. This family, many of whom are direct descendants of Polly Dashper through her son Watson Reynolds, will renew and gather new friendships on June 22, 2002 at Jackson's Mill State Park, WVA. This reunion was held on a formal basis throughout the twenties and thirties up to the outbreak of WWII.     Now, for the first time since those reunions, these clans will once again gather to celebrate their ancestors. Much of this is the result of reconnecting through the internet and the rediscovering of families. It is expected that a lot of the discussion will centre on the work that is being done on family trees, and many of those discussions will include the surname, and the excellent research work done by Doug Desper.

For more information contact:  steve.gill@gibbsmachineco.com


Award: Andrew Dashper   

Awarded the "Brian Cruciano Lineman of the Year" University of Windsor, Lancer Football

   A physically dominating specimen, Andrew Dashper's presence on the field invokes fear into the hearts of quarterbacks. His ability to penetrate the offensive line is second to none as is evident by the number of sacks and assisted sacks Andrew has racked up over his five year career as a Lancer. It is obvious why the Lancer players, coaches, and support staff have voted Andrew the Lineman of the Year.

Obituary: Nellie Dashper ( B: 30/6/1906 D: 6/10/2001)

Nellie Dashper passed away on 6th Oct. 2001 aged 95.

She recently celebrated her 95th Birthday in Nottingham, England, which made her the oldest living Dashper at the time. All the Dashper extended family worldwide offer our condolences to her family.

Wedding: Bill Dashper and Natasha Downes.9(June 2001)

Natasha Downes and Bill Dashper were married June 2001, Ashburn, Ontario, Canada. The bride, age 24, hails from Ashburn, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of Loyalist College. The groom hails from Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of Durham College and is happily employed as an Account Executive.

"We met at Thunderbird Golf Course. I was working as a banquet girl and he was at the Uxbridge Secondary School Prom," says Natasha. When did he propose? "It was during the first time we had been back there together since we met."

A garden wedding was held at the bride's parents' house. "We are going to delay the honeymoon for a few months and go to Cuba when it gets colder here."

We also wish them years of happiness.  See their cool website and watch house constructions  http://www.dashper.com/



................. September 4, 2000

Helicopter pilot who rescues man in dark hailed as hero

(Canyonville-AP) -- A helicopter pilot who manoeuvred through trees in the dark to save a 25-year-old man from a South Umpqua River canyon is being called a hero.

Bert Sertain was jumping from a 30-foot cliff into a deep pool at Deer Lick Falls last Friday. But he lost his footing and fell backward onto the rocks. Mercy Flights of Medford was called to fly the man out of the remote area 28 miles east of Tiller.

H. Dashper Wood III flew the Timberland helicopter through 100-foot cliffs of the canyon and manoeuvred through trees to land the helicopter on a rock. U.S. Forest Service officer Dale Walker says he's never seen anything like it. He called Wood's actions heroic.



Wedding Anniversary: Lloyd  and Barbara Markle (26th August 2000)

Barbara Markle (second from right) with her sister Gloria Beek (left), brother David Stewart, and sister Linda Etty, in May 2000.

Barbara Markle nee Stewart (her mom Edith Dashper) and Lloyd celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 26, 2000 near Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Their three children, Lloyd, Roy and Leanne, grandchildren and large extended family wish them every happiness on this special occasion.

Obituary: James Dashper Arkle (B: 1920, D: 3/4/2000)

"Former chief medical officer and medical director Fairmile Mental Hospital, Oxfordshire (b 1920; q Oxford/Liverpool 1943; FRCP, FRCPsych; JP), died while watching television on 3 April 2000. After house jobs he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a surgeon lieutenant and served in HMS Bentinck and HMS Victory. After the war his interests turned to psychiatry and after registrar posts in Liverpool he was appointed a consultant to Fairmile where he spent the rest of his professional career. Towards the end of his career he was appointed a member of the Medical Health Review Tribunal. In Streatley he and his wife became a part of the social scene, and James served on the Bradfield and Sonning bench as a JP for many years. He was calm and unflappable, even a little set in his ways he always had to take a cold morning bath but had an impish sense of humour. He leaves a wife, Doreen, and three daughters."

[J R B Dixey in British Medical Journal 3/6/2000 Vol 320:7248 on-line]

Wedding: ... Tina Fry

.....................15th April, 2000 at Stoke Poges, Berkshire, England

.....................Daughter of Rita (Dashper) and Terry Fry

.....................In attendance: Auntie Olive Dashper

Christening: Leo Prince Shannon Dashper

.....................7.30am Sunday 23rd April, 2000 at Christ Church, Warkworth, N.Z.

.....................First born son of Julian Dashper and Marie Shannon

.....................Grandson of Richard and Madeleine Dashper of Warkworth

.....................Godparents: Mark and Erana Dashper (NZ), Kay Shannon (Australia)

Award:.Julian Dashper

Fulbright Scholarship (for Art), to work in America for one year. .Julian  chose to take his family to Marta, Texas, USA in late 2000, where he was based for the initial part of his study as an Artist-in- residence at the Chinati Foundation. for the first quarter. ..http://www.chinati.org/.

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Updated on Saturday 14th August, 2010