The original idea was to commemorate the passing in 2012 of Dennis Brown and Sidney
Fisher, the idea then expanded to make dust and stars a stand alone family website,
but now we have decided it fits best as part of an expanded Living With MS Site as
they are all Sylvie Wright’s relatives.
Why is the website called dust and stars?
The family members currently represented / mentioned on this site are
James Frederick Bear (14.03.1882 - 12.06.1960)
Mary Bear (nee Hunnable) (24.12.1880 - 11.09.1944)
James Frances (Jim) Bear (25.07.1909 - 26.06.1998)
Joseph Abbott (Joe or Max) Bear (25.5.1921 - ??.??.2006)
Mainly because it was the name of Sidney's autobiography, but also because it possibly
reflects where we came from and where we may return to.
The sections for Dennis and Sidney currently reflect what was said when they died,
as well as showing some photographs of them.
The most recent additions to the site is the are for James Frederick Bear who was
a Conscientious Objector during World War 1 and because of this was imprisoned in
Dartmoor. Please see Bear page for more details.
Other family members currently feature in a more minor way within the site, some
are represented more fully through their own websites, where this is the case links
are provided to the site.
The sections for all those mentioned above will be further developed over the coming
years, priority for 1916 is to add further to the section for James Frederick Bear.