Gill Sheppard

2 January 2017: Sad news. Gill, our previous membership secretary, passed peacefully away this morning at the Nursing home where she has been for the last couple of years. Apparently she was well until Christmas but has been slowly fading since then. The family will let me know about funeral arrangements and they are thinking about a Memorial tree in Dyrham Park or Kissing gate on Kelston Hill, which she could see from her Staple Hill home and where she wants her ashes scattered. Bob Walker told her son that Dyrham do allow the planting of memorial trees within the Park with details in a memorial Book and The Cotswold Wardens will be happy to dedicate a kissing gate to her memory. A sad loss for all of us. Regards John Walker

The plans for her funeral, as she passed away down in Somerset will be in Yeovil, which will be on Friday 20th January at the Yeovil crematorium, it would be lovely if you could make it down, but we realise traveling will be awkward for some. Please let Graeme know if you can make it.

Map of Yeovil
Funeral details
In accordance with mums wishes we are asking that flowers are not provided, but instead donations made to Parkinsons UK

The concept of the memorial kissing gate, has really taken off among the family so we would very much like to explore that further if we can, apparently she had expressed a wish to have her ashes scattered on Kelston Hill, so we are hoping to tie the two things together, the Dryham Park memorial remains a good alternative.