Gordon Ernest Collingridge's memorial grove
1st October, 1926 10th October, 2007

Gordon Ernest Collingridge grove

Gordon emerging from one of his beloved aeroplanes

Gordon loved the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. A brilliant artist and designer, he enjoyed observing Nature from the structural effect of bare trees in winter and reflections on a glassy loch, to the formation of clouds across an evening sky. He was never the greatest of walkers (!), preferring to sit and look, take photos or best of all - to combine Nature with one of his other passions and fly over a landscape in a small plane to get a bird's-eye perspective. Full of fun, love and laughter, Gordon's death left a huge gap in the lives of his wife, Irene, their five children (Graham, Paul, Alison, Sarah and Vanessa) and partners, and eleven grandchildren, but he'll always be remembered with a big smile, probably a giggle and a profound love that will endure.

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In memory of Dads best friend George Dare, who joined him this year. May the two of you grow even closer together. Love Ness and Boys xxxx

Donated by Vanessa Collingridge

10th February 2011

On Mothers Day, with Love from Ness, Allan, Archie Angus and Finn

Donated by Allan Watt

15th March 2010

22nd February 2008

In fond remembrance, Donna & Eric

Donated by Donna and Eric

Your grove of trees

The trees in this grove will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

Scots pine against a summer blue sky.
Twinflowers in bloom on pine woodland floor.
A Scotch argus butterfly on common ragwort.
Gordon Ernest Collingridge's grove
Trees in this grove: 25

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