It is with sadness that we are reporting the death of June Jones who’s funeral was held at Catcott Village Church on Monday 23 January 2023.

June (and Syd) moved into Steel Lane, Catcott in 1972, where they stayed until December 1989, when they moved to King William Road.

June was a founder member of the CVA which was formed in 1977. This came about when a band of villagers were planning to celebrate and mark Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee. With June on the committee, functions were organised to improve the village, put on social events such as the Senior Citizens lunch and the Village Clean Up to keep the village looking neat, attractive and tidy.

June was very involved, with the Britain in Bloom competition and when we won an award she went to London to represent the village and receive the award. Her constant work with the planting and watering had paid off.

June helped to clear the overgrown Pound and found plants for it.

The team that cleaned up the pound in Catcott

Then came the start of Open Gardens, a small event in those days. After noticing a couple of “old ladies” struggling to walk round the village to visit gardens, June and Lily suggested that would be nice to be driven around . Thus the start of the use of the Vintage cars.

An expression comes to mind *From little Acorns Oak Trees grow”, Yes June was there, helping to plant the Oak Tree in the School Grounds and the Copper Beech in the Church Grave yard.

June will also be remembered by many Mums and some Dads, as the smiling face at the school gate, helping many a shy or reluctant child to go into the school, then waving them home at the end of the school day. When one new teacher took up a job at the school, she offered her a room to stay in until she found a place to live, but that never happened as the teacher stayed until she got married some years later. June also took in students who were on teaching practice. After that June turned her home into a B.& B. for several years.

Then there was the Safari supper, yes she hosted a course and who can forget the pink tractor that brought some of the guests to her house !

Determined not to be left out, a scarecrow popped up in the garden for the competition. Nothing it seemed was going to phase her.

She and Syd were awarded the Bernard PauI Cup in 2013 in recognition of their services to the village, which was well deserved.

There are many more occasions and functions that she was involved in, too many to recall here but she was always the first to thank everyone else for helping, a lovely lady, who will be missed by all who knew her.

A Tribute to June Jones

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