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.

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

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.