Au Revoir – Susan And Andrew Smith
Chipperfield said a sad goodbye last month to the senior half of the Smith family, who fulfilled a long-held ambition to move to the ‘wilds of Dorset.
I have known Susan and Andrew since they first came to the village in the 1980s. They have always taken an active part in village life and they will be particularly missed by St Pauls Church and the Chipperfield Theatre Group. Andrew and David regularly took part in the various productions staged by the CTG and Susan was frequently the box office ‘stalwart. Andrew was also an outstanding churchwarden at St Pauls, fulfilling his duties conscientiously and with great tact, style and good humour. He and Susan were both key figures in fundraising and planning for the new Church Extension and they will both be sorely missed at the church. Hopefully our loss will eventually become somebody elses gain!
On a more personal note, their door has always been open to anybody who needed advice or a comforting chat and I know their many friends in the village are going to miss them like mad! However, life moves on and we wish them lots of happiness in their new life and sincerely hope they will be back to visit on a regular basis. Ann Phillips