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OBITUARY - Mrs Joan Simpson

It is with great sadness I have to report the untimely death of Mrs Joan Simpson on Wednesday 26th March from a fatal heart attack. A much respected lady she had suffered poor health for a number of years but carried on regardless giving her time and energy to the breed she loved and its parent club, ‘The Cocker Spaniel Club’.

When husband Ed became Secretary of the club in 1978 Joan took on the job of Assistant secretary, also taking care of the club’s trophies and helping with the year book publications. On Ed and Joan’s retiring from these positions in 1987 I recall the beautiful painting of their Sh Ch Coltrim Mississippi Gambler which was presented to them on behalf of the club it gave them both such pleasure.

Joan continued on the committee, she was the club’s PRO officer and always made our overseas visitors so welcome, a job she was doing so ably at Crufts. She gave the club 25 years of her time, knowledge and experience, a rare thing these days and Joan will be greatly missed.

To husband Ed and family we send our sincere sympathies.

Penny Lester