The B.C.A. are sad to announce the tragic loss of one of our most
valuable members, Helen Townsend, who peacefully left our lives
last Saturday at 12.10 in the morning. Helen had been fighting
for months with a brain tumour and unfortunately, doctors were
unable to do anything for Helen. We are pleased to say that Helen
did not suffer during the latter part of her life, and her passing
was peaceful and with complete dignity.
had been the girlfriend of one of our active members, Steven Thacker,
who is naturally traumatised by the sudden death of Helen. They
lived together in Peterborough, England, and were always seen
at B.C.A. events. Helen was recognised as a very committed, and
loyal person, and girlfriend to Steven, and her cheerful, sociable
attitude will be missed within the B.C.A. circuit.
and Helen enjoyed many ventures together over the past 16 years,
travelling throughout the world, gaining knowledge and experience
as they went. Helen was extremely committed to her work, and was
a massive support to Steve in his, as well as their daily lives.
It is difficult to think of a happier or more joyful B.C.A. member
than Helen, and the B.C.A. acknowledge that we have lost a very
dear member and will hold Helen in our minds and hearts with sweet
B.C.A. team 22 September 2002