Trustees shocked at loss of Trustee

Jo Ecob

Trustees are still in shock after the death of one of our Trustees last month.

Jo Ecob became a Trustee in 2007 majoring on the financial and governance side of the Trust.

A well known Accountant in the town, she died at the end of January, aged 61, after a short illness.

Leading the tributes in the Chorley Guardian this week was Chairman & Co-Founder of the Trust, Rt. Hon. Lindsay Hoyle the MP for Chorley who was a close friend of Jo’s for many years.

Echoing many other tributes to Jo, the other co-founder of the Trust Steve Williams said: “We still cannot believe that Jo wont be at our next meeting – she will be missed by us all but rememebred with great affection”.

The photograph is from 2009 of the initial drawing for the Chorley Pals Memorial, which was unveiled a year later on The Flat Iron in Chorley.

In Memoriam : Reverend Tim Wilby

It is with great sadness that we have heard of the passing of Reverend Tim Wilby, the Vicar of St. George’s in Chorley.

Rev. Tim Wilby at the unveiling of the Chorley Pals Memorial in 2010

Rev. Tim Wilby at the unveiling of the Chorley Pals Memorial in 2010

He was great supporter of the Chorley Pals and Trust, hosting a memorial service in St. George’s for the Pals in February 2010 and a few days later played a major part at the unveiling ceremony for the Pals Memorial (pictured).

Reverend Tim officiated at the Act of Remembrance for the Pals at the memorial in Chorley on the 1st July 2016 – 100 years on from when the Pals went over the top.

Tributes have been paid to Reverend Tim, a former Army Chaplain, by the Chairman & Co-Founder of the Pals Memorial, Rt. Hon. Lindsay Hoyle MP along with the co-founder and local historian Steve Williams.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and parishioners – he will be sadly missed by all. R.I.P.