Book of Remembrance

A special place to remember those who loved the New Forest

To enter your loved one, simply email their name along with a maximum of 100 words on what they loved most about the New Forest and who they are remembered by to .  Once their name has been entered we’ll send you a link to share with family, friends and colleagues.

Peter Charman

In memory of Grandad Monks, dad to Kelly, Kay & Carlie and Grandad to Kenley, Evie, Esmai, Harley, Hallie, Albie & Teddy. Loved and missed by all.

He was at his happiest exploring and living in the New Forest. We had lots of fun times going on adventures with him through the woods and heather as children.

Special moments we will never forget. Dad you will always be in our memories and forever in our hearts. x x x

Remembered by Kelly, Kay, Carlie, Kenley, Evie, Esmai, Harley, Hallie, Albie & Teddy.

Ruth Kay

In memory of Ruth, much loved wife of Norman. She loved her family, music, history and the New Forest.

Remembered by Deborah, Timo, Miri, Roo, Lizzie, Anna, Sarah, Sally and Robert.

Roy Jobling

We will always remember a very special person in our lives, who brought a lot of happiness to us all. The New Forest was a truly special place for Roy, and we all have had such memorable family holidays together, from building dams, picnics, crabbing and herding the ponies off the roads to name only a few.

You are a great miss to us all, but we will always remember you.

Miss me a little but not too long and with your head bowed low, remember the love we once shared, miss me, but let me go.

Your loving family.

Pat Kealy

In memory of Pat Kealy our amazing mother who passed away on 3 January 2021. She enjoyed a truly remarkable life living on four continents however her most favourite place was in the New Forest – taking her Irish Wolfhounds for long walks on Longslade bottom and watching the ponies roam freely.

Our Mum loved her family and being part of all our lives and we, her children, are all immensely enriched by her adventurous spirit and quiet courage. She lived in interesting times and will be missed.

Love you now and always Mum. Steve, Kevin, Conan and Shauna.

Susan Leavey

In loving memory of our mum Susan Leavey who passed on the 2nd June 2020. She loved the New Forest and especially enjoyed watching the horses and donkeys from her window. Moving to the New Forest gave her so much joy. She loved the area, the wildlife and the beauty of the forest. She was an amazing mum and friend with an incredible force and energy.

Remembered by her children Rebecca Murphy and Amanda Golledge and all those lucky enough to have her in their lives.

Missed and loved always.

John Stanley Carl

In memory of our John. A much loved son, brother, brother in law and uncle who left us on the 27 February 2018. John was a gentle and generous person to the end who inspired everyone just by being himself. John accepted his illness and the possible outcome but to the end remained just John. No fuss, no anger, but thoughtful and considerate of those around him.

John loved the New Forest, its peace, its magnificent scenery and wildlife and above all else the sense of calm. John you are never far from our thoughts, but we will have a special thought when we too visit this much loved place.

Remembered by Mavis, Diane, Angie, Jan, Michael, Chris, Lawrence and Colin, and by everyone whose life was enhanced by knowing you

Carla Helen Evans

In memory of my beloved partner Carla Helen Evans who sadly passed away on 06th August 2018. She loved the New Forest, we once saw a litter of piglets with their mother which she was elated to see! She loved the wild horses and all the different wildlife that was beset within the New Forest. These are the times we shall remember. We miss her terribly.

Remembered by her mother Alison, her father Norman, her sister and brother Amy and Matthew and her future husband Gregory

Patricia Ann Hunter Elkins

In memory of Patricia “Trish” Elkins our beloved mother who passed away June 23, 2018. Every family trip home to her native England included an excursion to the New Forest to visit with the ponies, who roam freely in this wonderful place that enables them follow their natural way of life.  Our mom also followed her own path in life.  She was fiercely independent, brave, and a world traveller.  She was caring, generous, funny, one of a kind, and loved all animals.  We more than love you mom, Juliet and Vicki.

Remembered by Juliet and Vicki

You loved our son, Benjamin, (husband of Vicki and father of their sons, Hunter and Christian) as your own. In loving memory.

Remembered by Tom and Katherine Flattery

Eric and Sybil Ward

In memory of Oma Sybil and Opa Eric, their grandchildren (János, Charlotte and Flora) along with daughter-in-law, Virginia, and son, Don, offer this inscription of love and gratitude both for their grandparents and for the New Forest. We give thanks for the protection and new life this forest provided our grandparents and rejoice in the life it has given us through them. Oma, Opa, and Don- we love you dearly!

Remembered by Don, Virginia, János, Charlotte and Flora

Roger Grier

2nd December 2017, in memory of a loving Husband, Dad and Grandad, who spent many happy days in the New Forest looking for wild orchids or simply taking a stroll and capturing stunning photographs.  He was not a religious man; however, you could say nature was his religion.  He would be proud to support The New Forest Trust.

Remembered by ‘His Girls’ Mary, Jayne, Debs and Hannah

John Simmons

20th November 2017, in memory of our father, John Simmons, who died 30 years ago today. He spent so many happy hours exploring the New Forest on walks with his family and with friends.

Remembered with love by Mark and Claire

Susan MacAllister (Clarke)

In memory of our beloved sister Susan who passed away on 10th June 2015.  Although she spent a very happily married life with her husband Mac and family in New Hampshire USA, she was brought up and lived in Thorney Hill.  She loved everything about the Forest.  A keen horsewoman and a lover of nature and wildlife, she would have approved of supporting the New Forest Trust.  We miss her terribly.

Remembered by her sister Vicky and brother Jon

Torsten Pålsson

A gentle and generous person who inspired us just by being himself.

Remembered by Norm Guthartz

The Linney Family

In memory of our great grandfather Thomas Linney, great grandmother Sarah, grandfather Thomas (who worked the land with his beloved shire horses Flower and Diamond) and his wife, our grandmother Mabel. Dad Douglas and Mum Dorothy who all used to farm at Downlands Farm, Linnies Lane, Sway and Downlands Farm, Silver Street, Hordle as New Forest Commoners, using the T L brand. They spent many happy hours enjoying the beauty of the woodlands, prairies, meandering streams and abundant wildlife of the stunning forest area.

Remembered by Susan, John and Ian Linney

John Edward Gammage (‘Jack’)
14.03.36 – 22.11.13

John, known to many as ‘Jack’, loved nature and the great outdoors. Having been raised on a farm in Hedgerley, Buckinghamshire, country living was simply part of who he was. It therefore followed that when he retired, he moved to the New Forest. He enjoyed long country walks taking in flora and fauna and the wonderful sights the Forest has to offer. Whilst we lost him too soon, those who loved him draw huge comfort in the knowledge that Jack enjoyed his retirement in the peace, tranquility and beauty of this special place.

Remembered by his wife Jasmine, his two daughters, three grandchildren and all of his family and friends.

Robert Reginald Hill (‘Bob’)
24.07.36 – 12.10.12

Robert known to friends and family as Bob was born at Lyndhurst and loved the New Forest, every season he would take his camera and dogs and just loved being in the heart of the forest.  He always said how lucky he was to live in such a wonderful place.  Sadly he was taken from us far too soon leaving his two daughters, two son in laws, two granddaughters and two grandsons and me his wife of 51 years 5 months. So now he is at peace back in the forest where we scattered his ashes.

Remembered by his wife Pat and all his family and friends.