The Dulwich Society regrets the sad death of Jill, who capably chaired the Trees sub-committee from 2008-16. Jill’s love of trees and impressive knowledge was partly instilled by her family as a child, but was also built on by her own disciplined efforts; she completed a garden design course at Greenwich University in the ‘80.s.

A vicar’s daughter, Jill was blessed with a sparkling mind, a firm sense of duty and bundles of energy. She took on church roles, including organising home church groups, children’s holiday activities, food-banks, as well as a school governorship at a C. of E. Primary.

Besides her happy duties of wife and mother, she served as a J.P. for ten years, took an Open University degree in French in the ’90.s, and as one writer to her son and daughter remembers “ did a great deal of good by stealth”.