Hampshire AAC Barbara Mills sadly passed away, peacefully in her sleep, on Saturday 28th October 2017.
She was well looked after at the nursing home in Fritham, where she spent her
last few months, and was often visited there by her many friends.
Barbara was a stoic, fiercely independent person, and so bore her illness bravely and without complaint, even when its progression meant she could no longer do the things she loved.
Barbara was always busy and gave generously of her time. She hunted with the New Forest hounds, and drove her beloved coloured ponies, Polly and later Bill, both of which were used in her work for Driving for the Disabled. She was a great campaigner and fundraiser for the charity SPANA, and went out to see their work in several countries including Ethiopia and Morocco.
A big presence in Hampshire BDS, Barbara worked tirelessly on the committee. She was a terrific organiser and always willing to help.
Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
There was a private cremation, and an upbeat service (predominantly planned by Barbara herself) to celebrate her life held in Minstead Church at 11am on Thursday 23rd November, followed by a buffet lunch at Minstead Lodge.