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The Oxhill News

February 2005

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Victor Charles Bench (1920 2004)

Victor was born, brought up and went to school in Bishop's Tachbrook.  He joined the Army and served until 1946, reaching the very top of the non-commissioned officer tree.  His time in the Army included service with the Chindits in Burma.

After the war Vic worked for the Ford Motor Company, and he and his wife Bette had one daughter, Davina.  They moved to Oxhill in 1967, and Vic continued to work at Ford's until his retirement in 1967.

After retirement Vic pursued his many interests, which included his hobby of carpentry, carried out in his garden workshop.

He was a very popular man, as was well illustrated by the packed church for his funeral.  The collection after the service raised nearly 600, which has been sent to the Tsunami appeal.

Ann Marshall

 

Those of us lucky enough to have known Vic, and to be asked to sum him up in a few words, would include words such as integrity, modesty and good humour.  To these we would undoubtedly add duty, loyalty and common sense.  Vic was a good citizen, he was good company, was a patient listener, and spoke with care and moderation.  He was a fine man, and is celebrated by his many friends.

No-one, of course, ever spoke of Vic without Bette; finer examples of a successful marriage would be hard to find.  Whilst we know that Bette has a loving family whose care and support is beyond value she will, we hope, understand that her many friends in the village are nearby and unforgetting.

David Hill

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