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Jean Gill funeral arrangements

Started by paul turner, 01 Sep 2022, 09:38

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paul turner

A message from Nick Gill:

"I am sad to report that my mother, Jean Gill has died aged 93. She sailed National 12's for around twenty years from 1950 till 1970. Her first boat was N580 called Phantom which she persuaded Dougie to pass onto her when she tired of crewing. After that she owned N1900, a Mk 8 called Champers, a nod to the hedonist 60's I think. Her last boat and the one she had most success in was a Starfish N2307 called Roundabout. She sailed actively at Trent Valley Sailing Club and competed in the Midland area circuit. I recall one championship at Llandudno around 1966 where she sailed in a fleet of well over a hundred boats. She was one of a very few lady helms in those days. Her final dinghy days were in Fireballs which on the River Trent was quite a challenge. After that she took up golf with similar enthusiasm. Off the water she ran Yacht Supplies in Breaston, a well-stocked chandlery, until the early eighties."

paul turner

Jean Gill's funeral will be on Wednesday 7th September at 14:00 at St Chad's Church, Wilne, Derbyshire with the Rev Gary Dundas officiating.

Feel free to contact me if you need any more information. Paul

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