Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - November 2015

Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Juliet Reeve

Editor’s note: It is intended that a formal obituary for Juliet will appear in the February 2016 issue of the gazette. For now, here are some excerpts from messages in which members expressed their feelings on the loss of this lovely lady. I could not include them all but hopefully this small sample represents everybody’s sentiments.

Norman and Pauline Wragg: We were both so shocked and saddened to hear the news about Juliet. She has been a part of the BCA for many years, at first with Peter Price. After Peter’s death we were all so pleased that Juliet remained involved with us and she was a very welcome part of our events and especially our soirées.

Joan Shorrock: I went to visit Juliet a few times in Cheltenham. We had some lovely times driving around the Cotswolds and sharing meals together. She also took me to see Alan Davey, which was so good of her.

I remember once when we were in the town, she got a cup of coffee and gave it to a young man who was begging in the street. She had a word with him and it was obvious she did this quite regularly.

Juliet was kind and caring to everyone whatever their status and we shall miss her.

Tanvi Muir: Helping others seemed to be a pleasure for Juliet.

Mike Lowery: It’s hard to put into words how much Juliet will be missed. She was one of the first people I ever spoke to and she knew how to make me smile. She took me under her wing and was an inspiration. She knew how to bring the best out of people.

Stan and Jan Lovell: We have lost a very kind and helpful friend. Our events will be the poorer without her.

Peter and Celia Gibbs: Juliet will be sadly missed because she was so helpful at all BCA events. Only a day or two before her death we received from her a CD of poems that had been recorded by Peter Price. That is an indication of how thoughtful she was. She was so looking forward to coming to BCA events and being able to walk easily once more. But it was not to be....

Editor’s note: Juliet’s niece, Rosemary, has kindly given me some copies of the CD of poems recorded by Peter Price to distribute among Juliet’s and Peter’s BCA friends. Please contact me if you would like a copy.