Memorial service for Penny Haycock

PENNY HAYCOCK, one of the longest residents of Parque da Floresta (Lagos), died on October 4 at the Instituto Português de Oncologia in Lisbon. With her usual cheerful spirit and incredible courage, she bravely fought her lengthy illness.

As a golfer, Penny regularly successfully competed at golf courses along the Algarve, having first learned the game in Kenya where she lived with her husband and family from 1971 to 1982.

This was followed by a five-year spell in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, made more interesting by the opportunity to travel to many other international destinations on holiday before coming to live permanently in Portugal in 1987.

For several years, she helped and later ran the Luz Lending Library, a voluntary organisation where she was well known for her kind welcome, enthusiasm and willingness to help others.

Penny was born in 1940 in West Kirby on the Wirral in England. As a child, she joined the West Kirby Sailing Club and became an enthusiastic and competent sailor with the club and remained a member (latterly outport) there ever since.

Sadly missed, she leaves behind husband Lewis, her two children Robert and Sarah, and five grandchildren, Molly, Chloé, Jamie, Emma and Charlotte.

A memorial service has been arranged at the church in Praia da Luz on Friday, October 28, at noon.

Sally Hill

THE FAMILY of Sally Hill, who died at the end of July, would like to thank the numerous friends and well wishers who contributed so generously to the fund for Faro Hospital. The amount of 2,600 euros has now been handed over to the hospital’s Oncology Unit as a token of thanks for the wonderful care given to Sally.