04 Jan

Moira Ades, R.I.P.

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It is with profound sadness that we report the death of Moira Ades, wife of the late David Ades, on 27th December 2015.

Moira was admitted to hospital in mid-December to undergo an emergency surgical procedure. Whilst initially this appeared to have been successful, she then developed post-operative complications, which unfortunately her doctors were unable to resolve.

It is hoped to publish a fuller tribute to Moira in due course.

Our sincere condolences are extended to her daughter Fenella, her two grandsons James and William, and her son-in-law Barry.

Tony Clayden
30 / 12 / 15

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  • Alan Watts posted by Alan Watts Monday, 25 January 2016 10:44


    I am deeply saddened hearing that you lost your mother. We are all thinking of you and send our heartfelt sympathy.

    I will always remember the delightful weekend I spend with you, your father and your mother in beautiful Nottingham. My life was enriched with your Dad's music correspondence, your writings in general and your mother's travel guidance (including a few days with her relatives in Portsmouth).

    With affection and deepest condolences,

    Alan Watts

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  • William Zucker posted by William Zucker Friday, 08 January 2016 09:40

    It is very sad - when a husband and wife pass on in such close succession, especially when there are children and grandchildren. I send my deepest expressions of sympathy to Fenella and her family in regard to their loss. In a sense, it was a loss for me as well, as I had been in frequent email dialogue with David (who at one time mentioned his wife) for many years before joining the RFS as a member.

    I am reminded of one of my own mentors in the music field, who influenced many of my ideas that I pass on to others, and who was active in his field down to the end before passing on at the age of 95. His wife of many years pre-deceased him by less than a year, so one could easily imagine that in many cases, the death of one member of a spousal couple could have an adverse effect by hastening the passing of the other. This is not something that I wish to dwell on. The only ameliorating factor here was that the couple had no children.

    But exactly as is the case with David Ades, my own mentor - also coincidentally named David - Randolph in his case - is sorely missed by all who knew him, and in either case, will not easily be replaced. (The parallels for me here seem almost uncanny.)

    I would like to assure Fenella that many of the qualities that made her father the man that he was were in no small part due to her mother's influence on him. Therefore, we should consider Moira's passing in that sense just as significant a loss to take note of.

    Once again I send along my best wishes to all concerned.

    William Zucker

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About Geoff 123
Geoff Leonard was born in Bristol. He spent much of his working career in banking but became an independent record producer in the early nineties, specialising in the works of John Barry and British TV theme compilations.
He also wrote liner notes for many soundtrack albums, including those by John Barry, Roy Budd, Ron Grainer, Maurice Jarre and Johnny Harris. He co-wrote two biographies of John Barry in 1998 and 2008, and is currently working on a biography of singer, actor, producer Adam Faith.
He joined the Internet Movie Data-base (www.imdb.com) as a data-manager in 2001 and looked after biographies, composers and the music-department, amongst other tasks. He retired after nine years loyal service in order to continue writing.