Sadly Hilda Gent, who had been one of our vice-presidents since 1996, died on 20 August 2021 having reached the ripe old age of 102.
Hilda was brought up on a farm close to Horsham and lived all her life in or close to the town. Her father died a few years after the war so her mother told her to go and join the Horticultural Society to find out how to look after their big garden, which she did. Our Society was founded in 1945-46 so Hilda would have been a member for over 70 years!
Hilda moved to Heathfield in 2018, and several members of our society and the Committee who knew her enjoyed a birthday cake and tea with her on her 100thbirthday in February 2019.
She was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Her funeral will take place on Tuesday 28 September at 3.00pm at the Methodist Church in London Road. It would be nice if some of our older members who knew her can attend.
This tribute has been written by Geoffrey Kirk, a friend for many years