24 February 2023 Papillon Breed Notes

These breed notes are dedicated as a tribute to a man that exhibitors always gave the highest regard to whenever he was at a show.

It was the saddest news to read Sue Stanbury’s post that Sue’s husband Len had passed away with Sue and their daughter, Jo, at his bedside at the RD&E Hospital

Len for some while had gone through the challenges of health issues, not that anyone would know as Len was always the soul and life of the party, always there with a broad smile, twinkle in his eye and quips for everyone.

He had a wicked sense of humour and it made me smile when reading Sue’s post saying. “Even when he was in such terrible pain and when, asked by the nursing staff, if he had any allergies, he pointed to me, as he always did and said, only the wife!”

My goodness I shall miss not seeing that cheeky grin and preparing for the banter to commence.

No one wore shorts like you!

Sue and Len had been married for almost forty seven years, although they had been together five years prior to getting married. They were an inseparable team together and have been the biggest stalwarts for our breed, always giving something back.

Len was the secretary of the South Wales Papillon Club and alongside Sue they strived to maintain such a high standard for the club.

Len you will be missed immensely and South Wales will never be the same to see you not sitting at the secretary’s table with that broad grin on your face.

My thoughts and love go to Sue, Jo, Kathryn and Jake. The months ahead will be hard but your many friends within the Papillon fraternity will always be there for you as you have always been there for them.

RIP Len it was such an honour to have known you.