The Rowan Tree Forum Memorial Grove

set up in loving memory of br Evelyn Anderton br(our own Rowan)

8th March 1951 - 20th February 2011
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To the living, I am gone,

To the sorrowful, I will never return,

To the angry, I was cheated,

But to the happy, I am at peace,

And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot speak, but I can listen.

I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.

So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea-

As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity-

Remember me.

Remember me in your heart:

Your thoughts, and your memories,

Of the times we loved,

The times we cried,

The times we fought,

The times we laughed.

For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.

Eve (Rowan) was the founder of our forum, The Rowan Tree...our home from home on the internet. She was one of the youngest of us....and the very last one we expected to pass.

The Rowan Tree Forum will continue as part of her legacy to her internet friends, along with our personal memories....and this Grove, set up for all of us to use as and when necessary over time, is dedicated to our collective memories of the kind, caring, empathetic woman we were privileged to know on her/our forum and, for some of us, over years on the internet, on other forums. Some of us met her in real life, and many of us knew her only through her posts..,but, to paraphrase a quote from one of the forum members, she was the nicest woman many of us never met.

Eve was a Scottish Nationalist....passionate about Scotland, Scottish history and the Scottish environment and this seemed an appropriate way to remember her and her place in our lives, and acknowledge her deeply felt Scottish identity while still allowing those of us who are not Scottish to promote the need to improve the environment within the UK as a whole by helping to expand the woodlands which are so important to all of us.

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A tree for my beloved friend, Carole Clark, and a tree for my uncle, Tom Jefferson. They both loved nature and were loved greatly by family and friends.
Donated by Regina Insko
Donated by Susan Southern
William George Young10th February 1934-3rd April 2012.My darling Bill. The best husband a wife could ever have, and a wonderful father to our three daughters. We miss you so much. Thank you for giving us some wonderful happy memories.After a long illness darling, you are now in peace and I know you are watching over us and laughing when we bring up all the fun things we as a family had together.We all miss you and one day we will all be together again.Love your wife Maureen and your daughters and those that knew and loved you.
In memory of Rosemary Taylor (Dragon Lady) my partner and my best friend. You put the sunshine into my life.I will love you foreverKeithxxxxxx
Warmest memories of Rosemary Taylor (Dragon Lady) July 1943 - 20th April 2011And thinking of her family, friends and Angel. The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand.The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrainsFor every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.From all her friends on the Rowan Tree Forum.
I will never forget you, my lovely wee pal.
Donated by Ardrey Scott
Remembering our friend Jim Cowell(Robbie) ex Fleet Air Arm. 5.8.1942 - 8.4.2011. And thinking of his family. To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. From all his friends on the Rowan Tree Forum
Donated by Hazel Slater
Eve, you were there for us and are not far away now. If any of us ever wondered what Heaven was like, I know it looks like that beautiful grove. Rest sweetly. Love always, Viv.
Donated by Vivienne Nash
We will always have the memories of someone who did care. With love, Romily (Jo)hns.
Donated by Moreen Parkins
Eve. Although I never met you, I felt I knew you and am missing you so much on your forum. You seemed such a loving caring person. May you rest in peace.
Donated by Maureen Young
A tree for my friend, Evie, who made the world brighter with her smile. And a tree for my Dad who would have enjoyed the laughter Evie brought to everyone around her. Gina
Donated by Regina Insko
When others put me down, you lifted me up, Eve ... I will always remember your kindness. Roxanne (Rocky)
Donated by Roxanne M Johnson
There is a saying that the good die young...feel sure in Evie's case this is the case..feel privileged to have known her albeit in cyber space.... Rest in peace Rowan... Maureen in Derbyshire
Donated by Maureen Cummins
I never met you Eve. But feel I knew you well. Rest in Peace You Are Loved By Us All. Love Dita xx
Donated by Mrs A M Fricker
My best wee pal
Donated by Stephen J Windsor
In memory of a kind and caring lady - the world is a greyer place without her.
Donated by Marilyn Atkins
In Memory of a lovely lady. Goodnight, God Bless from Maisie.
Donated by Mrs M M Walker
Evie a bonnie wee lass, true to herself, her friends and her beloved homeland, Scotland Long may her spirit be at peace and with us in the Cool and Shady Haven that is The Rowan Tree. Tony (VM)
Donated by A C Mallett
Every time the leaves rustle Eve, I'll think of you Deja
Donated by Mrs Ann Stocks
Donated by Mrs M N Whyte