Monday 5 February 2018

Jill Clarkson

Jill Clarkson was a valued member of Westmorland CAMRA. For the past two years she has been our Branch Contact and more recently took over the Membership Secretary role. During this time, she made a significant contribution to the branch’s smooth running. She was a most diligent person who made sure every task she took on was done to the best of her ability. As organiser of branch transport for meetings and socials, she kept everyone up to speed with arrangements and What’s Brewing were always timely notified of forthcoming events. Jill was just that kind of person – reliable, amiable and a joy to work with.

I remember when she and husband Peter first came to branch meetings, and Jill asked all the right questions about how the branch was run and who did what. She always wanted to know how things worked because if she was to become an active branch member, she would be fully immersed in it. We often chatted on return journeys from meetings in far-flung Lakeland villages, and it was at those times that I got to know, like and respect her. She was quiet of nature but was never afraid to voice her own standpoint where justice and fairness were concerned. Jill was also a keen fellwalker and member of the local jazz club.

Jill died suddenly early on Wednesday 24th January after a brief illness. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.