Tribute – Jean Hills

I have received the following message from Ron Andrews. Just before Christmas I had a phone call from Doug Carter. He had the sad news to inform me that Jean Hills, his partner of many years, had passed on. She had died in her sleep after having suffered a heart attack. She did not quite make her 60th birthday. Jean had already put up Christmas decorations and food and drink had been obtained. Many London CAMRA members will recall Jean’s smile and great sense of humour. She spent a few years as social secretary on the Enfield & Barnet branch committee and arranged a couple of minibus trips to pubs and breweries. Jean and Doug originally lived in Ponders End but had moved to Rayne, near Braintree, to be near Doug’s work at Stanstead Airport.