Some sad news from Moorlands College, where I was a student from 1995-1997:
Dear Moorlands Graduate,
This email is coming to you because you are on our database as having been a student at the college during the time that Bill Cotton was on the faculty here. We had hoped to send this message before the weekend, but it was unfortunately delayed.
Bill had been suffering from cancer for a few months and died, peacefully and at home, last Wednesday night. The funeral is tomorrow (Tuesday 30th), at 11 a.m., at Bransgore Community Church, Shackleton Square, Bransgore, BH23 8NU. Gladys, Bill’s widow, wanted his former students to know of his death, and to know that any who would like to come to the funeral and thanksgiving service will be very welcome.
Bill Cotton was the Old Testament lecturer, Librarian and my tutor at the college. A group of about 10 of us were part of the ‘Cottons’, a group which, led by Bill, met for worship, social events and to go on missions. The photo below shows Bill and the Cottons on mission in Tenerife of all places:
Going clockwise around the table from left foreground: Bill, Andrew, Heidi, Malc, Dave Horton, Marco, Chris, Dave Walker, Phil, Bob, ?
Another picture, this time Bill with members of the tutor group as they graduated in 1998 (I was no longer there by then).
Anyway – very sad news. I hadn’t been in touch with Bill since being at Moorlands, but he was an important part of my time there and will be sadly missed.