Shirley Russell's memorial grove
28th March 1938 - 7th November 2007

Shirley Russell grove

This Grove of Trees is dedicated to the memory of a wonderful lady Shirley Russell. She was one of the kindest and most caring people we have ever known. She was full of fun and laughter and when she walked into a room she lit it up with her aura and presence. Shirley was always reassuring and positive and whenever you spoke to her if you were feeling down, she made you feel better. The world is a much lesser place without her but we will always remember her with great fondness and love.

This poem was in her Service of Thanksgiving and is so reminiscent of Shirley - it is a very fitting tribute.

Life Goes On

If I should go before the rest of you

Break not a flower

Nor inscribe a stone

Nor when I am gone

Speak in a Sunday voice

But be the usual selves

That I have known

Weep if you must

Parting is hell

But life goes on

So....sing as well

Joyce Grenfell

With fondest memories that will not fade

Karen and Aubrey

Emma and James

Ben and Charlotte

Add trees to this grove

18th February 2008

Donated by Mrs K.S Russell

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.
Shirley Russell's grove
Trees in this grove: 18

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