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RIP Jill Newman

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Published 17:34 on 15 Oct 2021

We are sad to report that Jill Newman passed away peacefully on Saturday 9th October at St Helena Hospice.

Married to Barry for 62 years Jill was a longstanding and popular member of BSC. She was an active member of the sailing club even though she was not a keen sailor.

Her involvement began when a large group of young cadets had their first Mirror dinghies and Barry became cadet captain. Jill was very much involved in helping run the winter cadet nights where they had nautical quizzes, sailing games, table tennis and many other fun events.

Jill was also a regular helper in the galley with the then Lady Commodores, Gwen Warren, Joyce Taylor, Lou Dobbs, etc.

Then there were the many years assisting Barry, Margaret Clubb and others putting on the legendary Pyefleet Week BOD Cabaret night and entertaining evenings with kindred clubs.

Jill was a happy and friendly character who always had time to speak to people and will be remembered by all with love and affection.

Jill's funeral will take place on Thursday November 4th at 2.30pm at All Saints' Church, Brightlingsea and afterwards at BSC.

Last updated 12:28 on 4 March 2024

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