- Brenda Cowell – Wotton-Under-Edge & District 534
On 16th January 2013 Wotton-Under-Edge & District Tangent 534 said a sad farewell to one of its Founder Members. Brenda Cowell was a stalwart member of the Club having been Chairman and Secretary and a supporter of all of the Club’s activities.
Brenda was always there to offer advice, help and friendship to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She not only supported all Tangent events but was also involved in many voluntary organizations in the town and thus will also be missed by the wider community.She was an avid green fingered gardener and superb needlewoman.
Brenda adored her family and supported husband Tony in everything he was involved in. We all miss her greatly.
- Colleen Jefferies – Keynsham and District No 104
It is with much sadness that we have to report that Colleen sadly lost her battle with cancer on the 5th April 2013 an illness she fought with such courage and determination.
Colleen was a founder member of both our Ladies Circle No 287 (1957) and Tangent (1967), chairing Circle in 1965 – 1966, Area 5 in 1970 – 1971 and Tangent 1976 – 1977. She attended her last Tangent meeting with us in February, such an inspiration in her reluctance to give in to her illness, we shall all miss her enthusiasm, experience and friendship, a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party she would have found it amusing that her funeral was on the same day as Lady Thatcher.
Our sincere sympathies go to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
- Sheena Woodhouse – Linlithgow 328
- Margaret Cowie – Linlithgow 328
- Jeanette Rees – Mumbles 852
- Margaret Constance Cooke – Pinner 171 & Henley-on-Thames 568
Margaret died peacefully on 26th March 2013 in Bournbemouth aged 79. Formerly of Pinner Tangent & Henley on Thames. Loving wife of David, much loved mother of Bernard, Tony & Christine. Following in her footsteps are her daughter Christine & recently her grandaughter Jeni, who are both members of Bushey & Oxhey Tangent & Circle respectively.
- Patricia Weakley – Leicester 152
PATRICIA WEAKLEY, a Founder Member of Leicester Tangent Club 152, died on 17th April, 2013 aged 90 years.
- Helen Parkinson – Norwich 233
- Betty Gayson – Moseley 133
On behalf of Moseley Tangent Club 133 could I please record the death of BETTY GRAYSON (1922-2013).
Betty was a Past Chairman of Moseley Circle 200, Area Circle Chairman and founder member of Moseley Tangent Club.
- Marie Simmons – Grantham and District 550
We are very sorry to say that we have recently lost one of the Founder members of our club, Marie Simmons and she will be sadly missed.
The poem was written by another of our Founder members, Val Odell.
Elland 535. It is with much sadness that we announce the deaths of two of our members who were great friends to each other.
- Susan Marshall – Elland 535
Sue, aged 70, passed away on the 27th September 2012, after a very short illness.
Sue joined Elland Ladies Circle in the early 70’s and was Chairman in 1974/75 and then President twice in 1983/83 and 2006/7.
She was a keen and active member of Elland Tangent and was always full of fun and friendship.
In addition to Tangent, she had many interests and hobbies, one of which was a supporter of Overgate Hospice, where she was involved in its opening and worked as a volunteer for many years.
A scented garden will be dedicated in the Hospice grounds in her memory.
- Dilys Longbottom – Elland 535
Dilys, aged 74, passed away on the 9th March 2013, after a long illness.
Dilys was a long standing member of Elland Ladies Circle and was Chairman in 1977/78, before “retiring” to Elland Tangent where she was Chairman in 1982/83.
She was involved in many community projects in Elland and had a lively, outgoing personality which sustained her throughout her long illness.
- Penny Snook – Bletchley 111
It is with much sadness that we have to report the death of Penny Snook of Bletchley Tangent on 15th January 2013.
Penny was Chairman of Bletchley Tangent in 1986 and the again in 2008, she was an active and much loved member who’s home was always open for Tangent events she will be sadly missed.
Each life touches this world in a way no others can, leaving not only wonderful memories but lasting imprints in our hearts.