Michael St John Fancourt's memorial grove
17th May 1925 to 14th June 2007

Michael St John Fancourt grove

In memory of my father who relished life and took all it offered with both hands. A man who liked adventure and pushing at the boundaries be it flying, rally car driving, sailing, scuba diving, airships, or even canoeing at 80 on the Zambezi! Possessing an enquiring mind, he was fascinated by science, nature, the universe and read extensively. A Fleet Air Arm pilot, personnel officer and teacher whose naval background and practical "make do and mend" approach never left him. A modest sociable, friendly and family orientated man, he was never happier than when in the company of others. He offered, advice and help in a measured way that I (and many others) appreciated and valued. As a lover of nature and the environment, he found great peace and enjoyment in being in the elements and loved being by the sea, on a river, in woods, near some hills or simply pottering in the garden. Now he is with God and I like to think enjoying the company of friends and relatives, still learning and having fun. We all miss him greatly especially Mum and I think he would approve of the trees. He lives on within us.

Add trees to this grove

30th November 2007

with love Janet and Carey to mark the occasion of what would have been you Diamond Wedding love as always Janet and Carey Remembering Zambia as we take Mum and Jane to Maderia love Janet and Carey Remembering previous birthday's and especially thinking of last year love as always Janet and Carey Thinking of you as we reach the first aniversary miletone and missing you as always. Janet

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.
Michael St John Fancourt's grove
Trees in this grove: 50

Stay connected

Sign up to our mailing list to receive our monthly ‘Tree News’ e-newsletter and other occasional emails about volunteering, events, appeals and fundraising. It’s the perfect way to stay up to date with the latest news about the wild forest and it’s wonderful wildlife.

Sign up