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Monday, December 11, 2006

Lady Wontner

Lady Wontner, who died at her home at Hedsor, 7 December, 2006, aged 95, was the widow of Sir Hugh Wontner, GBE, CVO (1908-92), hotelier, Chairman of the Berkeley and Claridge's Hotels, London; Lord Mayor of London, 1973-74. She was the former Catherine Irvin, daughter of Thomas William Irvin, of the Gordon Highlanders (who was killed in action in 1916), of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, and was a niece of Sir John Irvin, KBE, and married in 1936, Hugh Walter Kingwell Wontner of Barscobe (his style in Scotland), 2 sons, Giles and Julian, and a daughter, Jenifer. Funeral at St Nicholas, Hedsor, 21 December, 2006.
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