Some sad news, Sylvia Wheeler has recently died. Sylvia was our branch secretary for many years and strong foundation to our club. Mike Milton writes this...
'Eleanor and I first met Sylvia and her husband Graham some 25 years ago when we joined the Surrey/ Hants Branch of the GSPC. We immediately became friends as we had a common interest "the dogs" and with Graham and myself having a passionate and combined love of shooting and working GSP's. This continued over the years with us all regularly walking and working and shooting over our dogs as well as an extremely close social friendship which was sadly cut short by Graham's passing away some six years ago. Sylvia was a very affable person and in her role as Branch Secretary covering 15 years she made an enormous amount of friends purely because of her kind and thoughtful disposition and her willingness to be of help to all.
Both Sylvia and Graham contributed hugely with their help and knowledge of the breed and to the Branch and will be sadly missed although fond memories will not be forgotten.'
Mike and Eleanor Milton.
A fitting tribute to an honourable and loyal friend. Here is Sylvia, pictured with other branch members of years gone by.