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RELEASE: 20th Oct. 2016

Funeral of TDCS Committee Member Jill Wood - 20th October 2016


Two days after being with us on Heritage Open Day in the Town Hall, our dear friend and committee colleague, Mrs. Jill Wood (nee Sherwood) passed away suddenly at home.  The shock for her family and many friends was enormous.  


Jill was a founder member of the Steering Committee formed in Summer 2015 to re-launch our Civic Society, and she was elected to the new executive committee of The Tamworth and District Civic Society in May 2016.  She rarely missed a committee meeting or TDCS event, and was always enthusiastic, helpful, and full of sensible advice and useful suggestions.  On HOD she was thinking ahead to what TDCS could be doing, and she was looking forward to attending events we had arranged for next year.  She so enjoyed the day talking to friends and visitors, that she stayed much longer than she had intended, to the very end of the event.


Jill's funeral took place on October 20th, with a moving service at Sutton Coldfield Crematorium followed by a lovely memorial service at the Central Methodist Church in Aldergate.  TDCS members Kay Green and David Biggs delivered well-received addresses, and there were stirring hymns and wonderful music.  Thank you to all TDCS members who could attend to pay respects and say "goodbye".  God Bless Jill.  Thank you for everything. We shall always miss you and never forget you.







Tamworth Lions Club foundation

Charter of 1976

The Queen about to speak to Jill in Tamworth Castle Grounds in June 1980.  Jill was Akela of Fazeley (St. Paul's) Cub Scouts at the time.

Jill (2nd left) at the TDCS Armistice Day Service in Tamworth's Hall of Memory, 11th November 2015

Jill (front right) on our walk from Dosthill to Middleton in April 2016

TDCS AGM, May 2016.  Jill (front 2nd right) and outgoing Steering Committee colleagues after a job well done.


(photos by Susan Biggs and Tina Williams) -  David Biggs & Jill Wood enjoy the TameFest at Kingsbury Water Park, May 2016


Jill's last TDCS event. Enjoying Heritage Open Day on 11th September 2016