Gill Ness-Collins RIP

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MaryR
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Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by MaryR » Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:54 pm

Many members of the Society will know Gill who was the SSG Diocesan Representative for Arundel and Brighton and acted as Diocesan Representative Coordinator for many years.

Sadly, Gill died on 8 July following a period of illness. Gill worked tirelessly to promote the aims of the Society and was actively involved in matters liturgical in her Diocese. She was a regular at Summer School, notably befriending and supporting new participants. She will be much missed by her SSG friends.

Gill's funeral arrangements:

Reception into Christ the King, Steyning at 5 pm on 21 July
Requiem Mass at St Andrew’s and St Cuthman’s Anglican Church in Steyning at 1 pm on 22 July

The family would like an idea of numbers so please PM me if you are thinking of attending.

May she rest in peace.
Mary

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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by Crumhorn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:50 pm

Thanks for posting this here, Mary. We'd emphasise that all SSG members are welcome - please bring yourselves, your voices and a good appetite!

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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by organist » Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:00 pm

What a dreadful shock! I will do my best to attend on the Friday but Liz goes to Lourdes on that day. John

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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by blackthorn fairy » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:37 am

I was one of the ones she befriended at my first Summer School all those years ago. Well done thou good and faithful servant. I will be with you in spirit.

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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by Crumhorn » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:06 pm

Just a note to say that I've now created a memorial page to Gill at http://millhousemedia.co.uk/gill-ness-collins/.

For the moment I've added a downloadable version of the service sheet for her funeral (on 22 July in Steyning) and another downloadable of her friend Betty Bishop's eulogy. Below that there's a section where you can add your own comments, stories and memories of Gill - and please do. We'd love to hear from other SSG members.
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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by organist » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:13 pm

I have been meaning to post and thank you crumhorn for a beautiful liturgy entirely right for dear Gill and an excellent lunch afterwards! So glad to be asked to sing. :D

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Re: Gill Ness-Collins RIP

Post by Crumhorn » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:09 am

Thank you for doing so! We did work hard on it and were so grateful for all the generous help we received, including yours. Catherine Christmas was an enormous help, both with the model service sheet and, of course, with the music, but it was wonderful to see how SSG members and the Diocesan Choir rallied round to make it such a special day.
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