Rosemary Green, who died on Friday 12 December, was a member of Tamesis for nearly 60 years and a founder member with Jack Tuson, of the Tamesis Offshore Group in 1973.
With her younger sister, Jo (Audrey Beeching Green), who died in 2008, aged 87, she was a keen member of the Tamesis National 18 fleet and of the Tamesis Bridge Group. They were also enthusiastic gardeners and spent many years looking after the plants in the Tamesis flowerbeds.
Rosemary crewed for Harold and Neil Paul, David Weir, Richard Miles and Richard Howells, and occasionally also crewed in Fireflies. She was also an active member of the National 18 Foot Class Association.
The Tamesis ensign was flown at half mast on Sunday 14 December in her honour.
A beautiful memorial service took place in St Peters Church, Petersham on Monday 12th January. Rosemary attended St Peter’s for many years. Moving tributes were paid by Anne Casson, her god daughter, Kathy Cunliffe, helper and friend and her relative Tim.
The parishioners were joined by several members of Tamesis. The wake was held afterwards at the Dysarts, just up the road.
The family would prefer people to donate to either:
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice, Waverley Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 8BL
St Peter’s Church, Petersham, Surrey, TW10 7AB
Please send cheques to c/o Frederick Paine, Undertakers, 182 High Street, New Malden, Surrey KT3 4ES