Monthly Archives: June 2020

RIP Dusty Roades, former Vice Chairman, Publicity Officer and Quizmaster

Received from Pam Tong

Sadly, Dusty Roades passed away in Northampton General Hospital yesterday of the Corona virus. Dusty was a much-loved member of Buckingham U3A. He served as a Committee Member for a number of years and as Vice-Chairman up until last year. Most members knew him as the man who ran the U3A charity stall and created the fiendishly difficult annual Quiz. Few people knew that he paid for and donated many of the Quiz and raffle prizes himself as well as making the delicious jams, marmalades and pickles for the Charity stall.
He was a member of the Camera Group, Creative Writing Group and the Poetry Group and his writing always contained his unique brand of humour. Outside of the U3A he wrote a number of informative booklets, mainly on folklore and customs and in Scouting circles was awarded the Silver Wolf badge, the highest award for exceptional service. He also paid for the education of two under-privileged Ugandan children and supported the work of the Leprosy foundation.
He was a truly exceptional human being and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.