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posted 25 Aug 2018, 09:22 by Peter Joyce

Dear All,

It is with great sadness that I have to advise of the passing on Sunday 5th August 2018 of Anne Finch, aged 75. Anne had been unwell for some while, but throughout her sad decline she faced life with great dignity and bravery.

Before her retirement and move to the IoW Anne worked for many years as a nurse in the student welfare department of the Royal Holloway University. Shortly after her move to the Island Anne joined and became a much loved and valued member of the Isle of Wight Scottish Fiddlers.

Notwitstanding her musical and many other talents, Anne will be most notably remembered for her amazing work in helping to rescue cast out and unwanted greyhounds. This work not only focused on greyhounds within the UK, it also included greyhounds in the same sorry state from all around the world.

Anne's Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, on Thursday 6th September, at 1:15pm. Greyhounds are especially welcome at the service, and donations will be divided between EMH, Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson's UK.

Our sincere condolences go out to Anne's sister Barbara and other family members.

Peter Joyce - IWSF Vice President