We are sorry to let our supporters know that John Dyson has died.  John did so much for Sidmouth in his many voluntary roles and was a real friend to the Arboretum from its inception.  The tradition of support continues and we are very grateful to hear that the family has nominated Sidmouth Arboretum as a beneficiary for the collection at the funeral, we will be arranging an appropriate memorial response.

                     

Pictures from Sidmouth Herald

Arboretum President Diana East said, “John Dyson was the first Treasurer of Sidmouth Arboretum and as a Town Councillor guided our fund raising, and events such as the annual Tree Week in May and Tree Celebration in November.   We were fortunate to have his support in the early days, before the importance of trees had become so widely understood”.

You can read the family announcement here.  The Funeral Service will take place on Monday 18th March at 1.30pm at East Devon Crematorium, Whimple.

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