Death of Vale of Lune joint-master Alex Pimbley

  • Joint-master of the Vale of Lune Harriers, Alex Pimbley, 34, died on Friday (4 June) after a three-month battle against cancer.

    He was married to show producer Jayne and was father to Harrison and Alice.

    Born into a horsey family — his father was Peter a former international show jumper and mother Sue a BHS instructor — his whole family was often found hunting together.

    He was a registered farrier and though still young, he had already qualified three apprentices with two more pending.

    A spokesman for the Vale of Lune told H&H: “Alex had a huge appetite for life and a heart to match.

    “He had been a master of the Vale of Lune Hunt since 2004 and was passionate about hunting so his contribution brought a new vibrancy.

    “He led the field as field master looking after the biggest or smallest hedge jumpers, giving both an equally good day.

    “He will be very sadly missed by all those whose lives he touched in so many ways.”

    His funeral takes place on Thursday (10 June) at 2pm at St John’s Parish Church, Out Rawcliffe in Lancashire.

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