Farewell to Jan Hillgrove

The Murchison Historical Society recently bid farewell to a much loved and esteemed member, Jan Hillgrove. Jan has gone to live in Woodend to be nearer her daughter.

Jan was a member of the Society from the beginning, 30 years ago, and over this time served on the Executive; many years as secretary, several as Treasurer. A willing helper in many different ways, Jan lent her hand when events required it such as catering, ticket selling or fundraising. Jan had a strong sense of fun and enjoyment whatever the task and always with a happy disposition, which brought cohesiveness to any group she was working with.

Jan will be missed and not only by the Society. CWA will miss her as well as the local Primary School where Jan was an excellent volunteer and dearly loved.

Members of the Executive gathered at Wagner’s Produce Store for a coffee and chat and to present Jan with a gift of Azaleas, flowers and lots of good wishes for her re-location to Woodend. We have it on good authority that the azaleas are already at home in the two planters presented to Jan by the school and they look just great beside her new front door!

Jan Hillgrove's send-off by members of Murchison & District Historical Society

Jan with members of the Society and her presentation of flowers and pot-plants.


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