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Jean Diana Gulwell

Jean Diana Gulwell

GULWELL Jean Diana Mrs Jean Diana Gulwell died peacefully 22 June 2021 at Beech House Nursing Home. A Lifetime Thornbury resident, Jean was born 9 March 1932, daughter to Denis and Norah Lily Thompson and sister to Edward and Brian. Educated at Thornbury Grammar School in her early years she worked with her parents at Thompson's Bakery of Thornbury. Later she worked as a legal secretary. Unlike her brothers she never moved away, instead remaining at home devoting time to care for her parents, uncles and aunts in their later years. In 1973 Jean married her husband Lesley Gulwell at St Helens on Gloucester Road. They continued an active participation in Thornbury life going on to successfully establish L & J Gulwell's Funeral Directors which continues to serve the Thornbury community today. A keen sportswoman, Jean enjoyed swimming and was an accomplished tennis player. Later she first resurrected and then became secretary of Thornbury Tennis Club. She also enjoyed a life time association with Thornbury Cricket Club and supported her husband's field sports interests. Jean enjoyed travel, gardening and had a love for Owls. Her greatest enjoyment was the company of friends and family, whether it be out walking with the 'Duckhole Walkers' or enjoying the many, many social events they shared together. Jean's funeral will be held at St Mary's Church, Thornbury on Wednesday 21 July at 2pm after which she will be buried alongside her husband in Thornbury Cemetery at 3pm. Donations may be made to the British Heart Foundation. c/o L & J Gulwell Funeral Directors. 1 Quaker Lane, Thornbury. Jean was a valued member of the Thornbury community. She is greatly missed by family and friends.

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