On Friday 25th February we sang farewell to Pauline Powell a beloved member and long-standing supporter of our Society.
Pauline had been a member of our choir since as long ago as the 1960’s. She was Membership Secretary and subsequently, Secretary of the choir in the 1990’s and beyond. She arranged many trips for us to our Twin Town in Husum and was a leading light in the instigation and organisation of our longstanding links with the Theodor Storms Chor in Husum, Northern Germany. Her skills as a language teacher at Bewdley High School were a great benefit for this.
After her retirement, she and her husband Bob remained amongst our strongest supporters and she was deservedly made a life vice-president of our Society in 2018.
She and Bob have been resident in a Kidderminster nursing home for several years and she passed away quite peacefully after a relatively short final illness.
We were honoured to be invited to sing at her funeral and hope we did her proud. She is very missed and fondly remembered