We wish to express our gratitude for these donations from collections in memoriam:
Eileen Jackson Palmer 1930 – 2020
Eileen was a book-keeper by profession with a passion and talent for music. While Dementia made numbers impossible it could never take music from her. She smiled and joined in when she heard it, tapping her feet to a beat until her final days. Her adventurous, athletic and whole-hearted life included mountain walking in Snowdonia, the Alps and the Pyrenees, usually with her four children in tow. Later, she played games tirelessly with her eight grandchildren while visiting her sons and daughter – even as some moved from the UK to Europe and the USA. Eileen was a vivacious brown-eyed beauty, deeply missed and loved forever by everyone she leaves behind.
Larry Carter 1933 – 2019
Larry Carter, a lover of the arts, accompanied his much loved wife Rosamund, to A4D ballet workshops at bbodance in 2016 and since 2017, Clay for Dementia workshops at the Garden Museum. Larry worked in a number of creative roles, including at the Royal College of Art (in his twenties) and as Creative Director on large campaigns at J. Walter Thompson. He later opened his own art gallery in King’s Road. Described by his family as ‘a true romantic’, he loved animals and was passionate about old movies. He was a real sport in applying himself to dance and ceramics!
Our thanks to Sacha, family and friends for their kind donations.
John Gregory Williamson 1946 – 2018
John and his wife Lori Hayden took part in A4D workshops and up until his final few weeks John attended Clay for Dementia. He was a joy and everyone felt the magic that the workshops made on John’s journey. Projects like these made such a difference that Lori has set up an award in John’s name along with Dementia Pathfinders for the best project that enhances the life of someone with dementia and their families. See the link to the award here.
Our thanks to Lori, family and friends for their kind donations.
Brian McGuire 1934 – 2018
Brian was a professional opera singer (tenor) with Sadlers Wells Royal Opera Company and the Welsh National Opera also doing pantomine, summer season and many other stage and television appearances throughout his life. His last few years with dementia he still loved the arts especially his beloved opera music. Brian’s family are happy to support Arts 4 Dementia in his memory.
Our thanks to Brian’s family and friends for their kind donations.
Phil Cohen, 1938 – 2018
Our thanks to Lynn and Phil’s family and friends for their kind donations.
Nathaniel (Niel) Sebag-Montefiore, 1938 – 2018
Our thanks to Annabel and Niel’s family and friends for their kind donations.
Maureen Moss, 1940 – 2018
Our thanks to Joan and Karen Johansen-Berg and family for their kind donations.
Catherine Antoniades, 1939-2017
Catherine was an enthusiastic and much loved participant in a number of our early workshops. Our thanks to Irene and family and friends.
Sheila Mary Noble, 1924 – 2017
Our thanks to Richard and Caroline Noble, their family and friends.
Anthony Philip Gerald Borley
Our thanks to Charles Woolhouse and family and friends.
Patricia Guillaume, 1931 – 2016
Our thanks to Pippa Dames-Longworth, family and friends.
Patricia Guillaume was a pianist and piano teacher, who inspired many children and adults throughout her life. She was a warm, lovely lady who sadly suffered from dementia in her last. She introduced her first husband, Edward, to classical music and after having been widowed, had a joyous six years with her second husband, John.
Patricia’s friends and family were happy to contribute towards Arts 4 Dementia at her funeral and her daughter, Pippa Dames-Longworth was able to add funds collected at a Christmas concert, given by herself and a colleague at Barcombe Village, East Sussex.
David Hawkey, 1940 – 2015
Our thanks to Pauline Prendergast Hawkey, family and friends. A4D was fortunate to have the pleasure of David and Pauline’s participation and their wonderful company at a number of arts workshop programmes.