Obituary

Lorna Eva Gladwell

29th June 1928 – 8th October 2015

Lorna was a founder member of “Holdens Archers” in the mid 1970’s together with Alan & Kitty Hatfield. Alan and Kitty passed away over 30 years ago, in their memory The Hatfield Memorial shoot was born which is held  annually to this day in aid of Leukaemia Research.

Lorna became a very able archer, shooting at many Albion League matches and collecting winner’s medals in various club tournaments. She also travelled to many away shoots together with husband Louis who joined the club shortly after Lorna joined.

Lorna was a very active member helping in any way that she could to raise funds either organising with weekly raffles on club nights or fund raising events of which there were many, Quiz Nights, Race Nights and Barn Dances etc. which put the club on a very sound financial footing.

Unfortunately she had to give up active shooting due to arthritis, but was still very active in helping organising fund raising, by running the raffles etc. Unfortunately Lorna suffered a stroke in 2000 which led to her becoming a resident at Brooks House Care Home in Brentwood. She was unable to walk and confined to a wheelchair in all her waking hours, but was still able to attend various social events with the help of husband Louis.    

Lorna was granted Honorary Club President, an honour of which she was very proud.

Eventually and suddenly she passed away on October 8th 2015, she will be sorely missed by all club members who knew her and many relatives, and friends and archers from clubs in Essex, who were many.

 

 

Louis Gladwell Husband and Club President

Alan Goodsman Club Secretary