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« on: October 10, 2013, 05:57:48 PM »
We were delighted to meet an old friend yesterday Lillian Greenwood who is 87 years young she had come to visit with other friend Malcolm and John Siddall . I am sure many SRGC members will remember the late Lawrence Greenwood for his superb paintings, we had a sunny day but cold and Lillian went away with several plants for her garden still enthusiastic, cheers Ian the Christie kind
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 06:27:03 PM »
A truly delightful lady still looking so young and healthy.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 07:17:52 PM »
What a treat  to see Lillian looking so well - she will have enjoyed her trip with the Sidalls, of whom she speaks fondly.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 08:20:55 PM »
Lillian's garden no doubt keeps her fit, its a bit up & down.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2024, 08:50:58 PM »
Lillian Greenwood has passed away.

 We heard the sad news of Lillian's passing earlier, in April, from Malcolm Siddall - a mutual friend. Lillian was 97 years old. We rather hoped she would make it to 100, like her Grandma.  She, like Lawrence, will be very much missed. She annd Lawrence always attended as many SRGC Shows and events as they could and were a popular pair, and Lawrence's paintings were always a delight to behold.  I'm glad so many of us have the pleasure of remembering the pair of them whenever we look at the paintings.

The Greenwoods  hardly ever missed an SRGC event and supported many with a display of Lawrence's lovely watercolour paintings of the flowers they enjoyed in their garden, those places they visited, or somtimes from slides taken by friends who had photographically captured some great plants in the wild. They were both keen AGS members, too, of course.

After Lawrence's death, Lillian worked tirelssly to maintain their beloved garden and was sensible enough to take help from friends when it was offered.
Their son Tim and daughter in law Valerie  live  near London.

Sadly, she spent the last couple of weeks of her life  away from home, in a nursing home, and died on Tuesday 23rd April.  As Lawrence had always been, Lillian was always friendly and helpful to those she met at Shows or weekend events and was a real favourite with all who were lucky enough to know her. She was one of those people who never forgot a birthday and always sent a beautifully written card ( her handwriting was perfect)  often decorated with a photo of one of Lawrence's paintings.  Special dates will never be the same again, now she is gone.
  Lillian will be as sadly missed as her beloved Lawrence.
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