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Ann Richards

Ann Richards passed away suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday 12th May 2021, now reunited with Brian.

Our heartfelt sympathies go out to her family at the loss of this special lady. Wroughton will be a sadder place from this day onwards.

Her funeral will take place on Tuesday 1st June at St John the Baptist & St Helen Parish Church at 1pm followed by her being reunited with Brian in the lower cemetery.  The service will live streamed on YouTube, using the following link from the Church:-   https://youtu.be/HQ65JMDEQ-Y  After the service a further celebration of Ann’s life will take place at the Fox & Hounds.

We will be leaving her house in Hick’s Close at 12:30 and travel via Wharf Road, Kerrs Way, Inverary Road, Perry’s Lane, Moormead Road, Devizes Road, Willowbrook Gardens, past the Ellendune Community Centre and then up to the Parish Church for those who can not attend the service but wish to pay their last respects to her.
Family flowers only please however, donations in Ann’s memory for Trefoil Guild Maud Heath Fund may be sent c/o 10 St John Road.  More information about the charity is available here :- Guiding Centre – (girlguidingwiltshirenorth.org.uk)

Should colleagues, guides and friends wish to attend the service please contact us in the office 814602, and we will pass on your details to her family for the final decision.

It was only recently that the following notice appeared on the Parish Website:-

“Wroughton Parish Council would like to mark the outstanding contribution to our community made by Parish Councillor Ann Richards and announce her well-deserved retirement.

Over the years Ann has been a School Governor, Library Trustee and Borough Councillor. She has served on Wroughton Parish Council for more than twenty years and is a font of all knowledge.  Ann has been a leading figure in Girl Guiding in Wroughton and for the Trefoil Guild as well.

Everyone will very much miss her and would like to say a huge thank you for all that she done for the Parish of Wroughton.”

Please leave your messages to her family & friends in the comments box below, which will be displayed on our website.

38 Responses

  1. Wroughton community has lost a wonderful person who worked tirelessly for the village. Our deepest sympathy to Tessa , Jo and family.
    Pambos & Sylvia

  2. On behalf of Wroughton Knitwits, I’d like to say that, although we have not met up for a while, we shall certainly miss Ann’s company when we do get together again. Our sympathies go to Tessa, Jo and the wider family. RIP Ann x

  3. We, at Wroughton Country Market, are so saddened to hear of Ann’s passing. She was a loyal customer and a good friend to the market for so many years. Our thoughts are with Jo, Tessa and her wider family and friends. Rest in peace Ann X

  4. I’m so very sorry for your loss. I can’t believe she didn’t get to spend her retirement she worked so hard for. Sympathies and sincere condolences to her family and friends.

  5. Go well and safely Ann. You inspired my Guiding journey with your kindness with marmite on toast at Guide camp.

    You will be greatly missed by all.

    My love to Tessa an Jo at this difficult time.

  6. It has been a pleasure to have known such a lovely person, over so many years. A friend, always ready to help whenever needed. She will be much missed by many guiding colleagues and the many girl guides she has inspired. Her two daughters were her pride and joy. Their loss is huge my thoughts go out to them. A much admired lady. Sleep well Ann in the great camp above.

  7. I’m so sad to hear of Ann’s passing. Ive known Ann and been a friend of the family for many years so my thoughts are with them all. Xx

  8. So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing, she will be sorely missed by the village. My thoughts are with Tessa Jo Tim and their families . Xx

  9. Thank you for all that you have done for the village and all the people in it. You were an incredible lady who thought of everyone and was always there to help. My thoughts are with the family in this difficult time, take all the time you need and the village will be here to support you along the way.

  10. Sincere condolences to Jo, Tessa and Tim and to your families. Ann had a good and productive life right until the end, so – well done and thank you! I will miss you xx

    1. So sad today. Love Helen Jackson (Price)
      I’ve known Ann since we were at school together- 1948/9. We lived in Kings Langley. She was a super friend, always good fun and smiling.
      Out of school we travelled together 8 miles there and back again, had cycle rides, played in each other’s Gardens. We camped together with friends in summer jol days in Swaledale, and had great fun walking, getting soaking wet and playing in the stream. Many memories, but always good fun!!!!!
      In school she was a year older. But we could gossip about our teachers.
      Kept in touch ever since. I wIl miss her wonderful, friendly, positive outlook on life.

  11. So very sorry for your loss, Tess and Jo and your wider family. Anne spoke of you all often and fondly, she was proud of you all.
    I will miss her around the village and when cleaning the church. She was always a friend, and seemed to always know what words were needed. She gave great wisdom without seeming to try, advice I didn’t know I had needed and a warmth I’ll never forget.

  12. My friend for 72years, my almost-sister, godmother to my children and perfect holiday companion – she will be missed by us all in Deepcar and Carlingford. Our love and sympathy to Tess, Jo, Tim and their families.

  13. i met anne about 14 years ago after moving to the village , she was a friend of my mother in laws . i instantly admired her and her attitude to life , she was so different and vibrant , she just had this amazing drive and motivation.
    she always came to watch our local singing shows at the ellendune and always remembered things you had told her . she truly listened to people and wanted to make our village the best it could be . a huge heart , incredible resilience and fantastic dry humour . i will miss her , rest peacefully x

  14. Ann was one of the first friends I made outside of the school run, when we moved here knowing nobody. Her beautiful smile and sparky, lovely nature – always willing to make a new friend or learn a new thing – were the start of all sorts of adventures and inspiration ; she changed lives. I am so glad to have known her and I will miss her always.

  15. My thoughts are with Ann’s family at this sad time. Lovely memories of living next door and my girls growing up with her grand children. I will miss our chats. X

  16. In memory of our much missed, highly regarded Parish Councillor Ann. She was a font of all knowledge and a real friend to our community, holding various voluntary roles for many years. Rest in peace.

  17. It was with great sadness that we at V4W heard of the sad loss of Ann Richards. She was a much loved and respected friend and colleague on the Duck Race committee and various other of V4W’s ventures. Our thoughts go out to her family. She will be much missed by us and by the village as a whole for her unfailing commitment to village life that manifested itself in so many ways.

  18. From the days when your daughter babysat for my son( now 37) you have been a wonderful presence around Wroughton and you will be greatly missed.Fridays won’t be the same without a coffee and chat at Country Market and your company when you took me to our Ladies who Lunch outings will be much missed. Farewell for now Ann

  19. I will always remember Ann with deepest affection. Everyone in Trefoil Guild, and our Guiding Family, will miss this wonderful Lady,
    always ready to help when needed, and always with her beautiful happy smile. An inspiration to so many of our young people, here in Wroughton. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tessa, Jo, Tim and all the family at this difficult time. God Bless you Ann, a very Special Lady, you will be greatly missed by so many.

  20. Ann was a wonderful person in so many ways. She was a community champion serving on both Parish and Borough Council with a fantastic record of kindness, getting things done and standing up for Wroughton notably in her role on planning. She will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her.
    God bless

  21. How sorry I was to hear that Ann had passed away. She would always stop for a little chat while out in her garden and would sometimes give me a lift up to church. My thoughts are with Ann’s family at this time.

  22. I met Ann not long after moving into the village,we got talking after she stopped and admired my small service dog,after that we would often stop and talk when we were out and about,both my wife and i got to know her husband Brian,through the country market,then of course when my wife took up an allotment plot.Then when i joined the parish council as a councillor,i had the privilage of working alongside Ann,she was an incredible lady,she gave her heart and soul to the village,she had so much time for everyone she met,the village was her passion,Ann like her husband Brian,were both incredible spirited people,Ann will be sadly missed by all who knew her,i will miss her very much,Wroughton will miss her very much.Thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  23. I first met Ann when we were School Governors at Wroughton Infants School around 20 years ago. Little did I know our paths would cross many times on local projects, fundraising and in more recent years working alongside her as a Parish Councillor and Community Library Trustee. Ann has made an enormous contribution to our community over many years and was working on local projects right upto her sad passing. Rest in Peace Ann.

  24. I was so sorry to hear about Ann, My condolences to her family. She was always so friendly and welcoming, and so full of enthusiasm. She will be missed.

  25. As a founder member of Wroughton and District Trefoil Guild, following a long and distinguished time in Girlguiding Ann will be sadly missed by us all. Right up to the end she was a true Guide in every sense of the word, always ready with a smile to pitch in with whatever was going on at the time.
    Our thoughts are with Tessa, Jo, Tim and all the extended family, and hope that memories of happier times will carry them through.

  26. Sincere condolences to Tess and family.
    Ann was such a remarkable lady, I consider it a privilege to have known her.
    Go well and safely, Ann, the Lord be ever with you

  27. To my friend in Guiding, Ann you will be missed. Thank you for your wise words, happy smile, and always willing to pitch in and help.
    My thoughts and best wishes go to all the family.

  28. An was a very special lady who did so much for the people of Wroughton. She was always a delight to to talk to and to listen to, something she was very good at. She always made sure that she had time for people.
    Peace be with her. .

  29. Ann always had a lovely smile for everyone she met. May she rest in peace and hope her family are comforted in knowing she was thought of so highly by many. Thinking of you all xx

  30. Thank you Ann for being there when I needed you. You will be missed by all of us.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the girls and wider family
    Gwen

  31. Ann truly encapsulated the Guiding spirit and I remember that wicked sense of humour, lots of fun and that lovely smile. I am sure your wonderful organisational skills will be put to good use in that Heavenly camp! xx

  32. Go well and safely Ann. As my teacher, Guide Leader, mentor and friend, your guidance and support inspired me in so many ways. I have so many fond memories of our Guide camps together and the time I spent gaining work experience in your classroom. Without you, I would not be the teacher I am today. A truly wonderful lady who will be missed by so many.

  33. A very special lady and will be missed by us all in Wiltshire North Trefoil Guild. Always willing to help and always with a smile.

  34. To the best godmother and life -long friend. Always part of my life, from solutions to teenaged angst to providing me with a home at the start of my career and then suporting me in my own parenting journey. Ann will always be in my memory. Sadly could not get to the funeral will watch on youtube while waiting for AA to rescue us.

  35. Will be missed by all in Wiltshire North Trefoil Guild always there helping with a lovely smile

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