Reginald Rodolph Perron

12/02/1910 - 23/10/1991

Reg, standing outside Chelsbury Court, Arnold, Nottingham, UK. This was his home up until his death in October of 1991

Reg, standing outside Chelsbury Court, Arnold, Nottingham, UK.
This was his home up until his death in October of 1991.

Reg and younger brother Ken grew up in Ilkeston at 4 Burr Lane and in due course Reg attended Nottingham University studying to be a pharmacist. At this time he met Stella (Zetella). One of his first remarks to her was ' You are the third Stella I've met today'. She thought he was shooting a line but later realised it was quite true, one of them being his Auntie Stella (later Steggles).

Reg and Stella married after he qualified and for a time Reg travelled around doing short stays at various Boots shops, Boots The Chemist, the firm he joined. His first permanent managers post was at Coventry and he and Stella set up home firstly on Burns Road and then at Coleridge Road, by then they had a daughter Audrey Joan. They remained there throughout the war spending many nights in the garden shelter while buildings fell around them. It was during this period Reg learned of the death of Kenneth at Monte Casino. They returned to Ilkeston in 1945, Reg leaving Boots to work for Gordon Walker. Later Reg bought his own business at 88 Alfred Street South in Nottingham and Stella and later Joan worked with him. They had a house built in Ilkeston at 108 Stanton Road and lived there until 1958, when they moved to a bungalow they had designed themselves, Midmeads, off Churchmore Lane, Arnold, Notts. The Alfred Street area was redeveloped and Reg decided this was an excellent time to retire and in 1972 they went on a world cruise.

Amongst many ports of call were Freemantle where they caught up with Vera and Beryl ( Stella's sisters) and Sydney where they saw Herbert, her brother. Stella and Reg had two more moves, firstly to Eaton Ave in Arnold, then to their last home together 12 Chelsbury Court. Reg worked for many years, somethimes as a locum at Skegness where they had a holiday chalet, and then in Arnold. They travelled around Britain doing lots of coach tours.

Reg finally died of bone cancer in 1991. A few days after his death, Stella received a certificate from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society to mark his 60 years as a Pharmacist.

Born: Burton-on-Trent, sub-district: Tutbury
Father: George Reginald Rodolph Perron
Mother: Bertha Lily Perron nee Daniel
Married: Zitella Sewell 02/04/1934
Children: Audrey Joan Crosby


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