Friday, 12 August 2022

Gill Emmett, June 4, 1958-September 8, 2015

GILL EMMETT, an events project manager, has died, aged 57.

GILL EMMETT, an events project manager, has died, aged 57.

She moved to the area with her family in 1971.

After leaving school, Gill worked in High Wycombe Hospital’s pathology laboratory for four years and then for British Airways.

The knowledge she gained here was useful later in her career.

Gill married local farmer David Emmett in June 1982 at Hambleden church.

She then worked in the conference and events industry for Maritz, later Grass Roots, based in Marlow, for more than 20 years.

From here she would organise events all over the globe, including St Petersburg, Monte Carlo and Vancouver, for companies such as Jaguar Land Rover and the wholesale company Landmark.

David and Gill had three sons, Matthew, Christopher and Edward, all of whom attended Gillotts School and The Henley College.

Gill was always very supportive of her family, whether at home or working in Marlow or abroad, and was instrumental in getting her two younger sons interested in sport, especially rugby. She would support the boys when they played for Henley Rugby Club.

As well as working in events, Gill was a big part of the family farm, based at Rockwell End, near Hambleden.

She could often be seen running the stall at farmers’ markets in the area. Gill played a major role in the Hambleden community from 2005, using her organisation skills to run the village bonfire night as well as other community projects.

She carried on working and travelling after being diagnosed with breast cancer and more recently when receiving lymphoma treatment.

As recently as June she was in Abu Dhabi running a conference.

Gill’s funeral took place at Hambleden church on Wednesday, September 23, when more than 400 people were in attendance — testament to her popularity in all walks of life.

David and the family would like to thank everyone for all the support over this difficult time.

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