Tributes for a ‘much-loved’ musical Chichester man

PHARMACIST and music enthusiast Timothy Bastow will be fondly remembered at a service of thanksgiving for his life, to be held in Chichester Cathedral on Saturday, September 22 
at 10.30am.

Mr Bastow died suddenly on Saturday, August 4, aged 76.

His cousin, retired Chichester solicitor Chris Doman, said: “Tim was a much loved and admired Cicestrian whose home was in Chichester all his life.

“He was educated at Oakwood School and Hurstpierpoint College, and after qualifying as a pharmacist joined his family’s chemist’s business in North Street.

“Like his father and grandfather before him, he soon became a prominent and highly-respected member of the Chichester business community. Tim had a fine baritone voice and was deeply involved in the musical life of the city.”

As a member of the Chichester Amateur Operatic Society Tim sang many of Gilbert and Sullivan’s bass roles. He was also a member of the Chichester Singers and a key figure on the Chichester committee of the Southern Cathedrals Festival.

“His love of music was the stimulus for him to open a classical record shop, unusual in that it lay within his chemist’s shop,” said Mr Doman.

Tim attended Chichester Cathedral and was a long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Chichester.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Vanessa, three children, seven grandchildren and many friends.