The Unveiling of a Bench in Memory of John Stewart

John Stewart who died suddenly in February 2018

Peter Hill

The bench outside the Wivenhoe Sailing Club with the inscription 'John Stewart Wivenhoe Historian 1947 - 2018'
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The unveiling of John Stewart's bench on Sunday 26th May 2019
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John Stewart's three sisters Chrissy, Carol and Elaine look at John's Memorial Bench for the first time.
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John Stewart's family with bench organiser Sally Glozier Green. Top row: sister Elaine, brother Andy, Sally Glozier Green. Bottom row: brother Peter, sisters Carol and Chrissy.
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A small group of friends and family gathered outside Wivenhoe Sailing Club for the unveiling of the bench in memory of John Stewart
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Following John Stewart’s sudden and unexpected death in February 2018, Sally Glozier Green, a good friend of John’s, created a Just Giving page in memory of John with the aim of raising enough money to pay for a bench outside of Wivenhoe Sailing Club.  34 people contributed a total of £870 to pay for a magnificent bench in his memory.  John had spent a lot of time on the river in one sort of craft or another over most of his 70 years. This bench, in this particular place. is a fitting situation for it.

The bench was unveiled by members of John’s family on Sunday 26th May 2019 in front of a small crowd of friends and family.

Sally thanked Brian Sinclair and Wivenhoe Sailing Club for help and permission to install the bench in this locaton, and David Whymark and Steve Allington for installing it.

To learn more about John Stewart, see his obituary – click here

 

 

This page was added on 27/05/2019.

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