It is with great sadness that we announce that Barbara Hillier died at the age of 93 on 24th December 2014. Barbara was a well-known fencer, coach and administrator in the south-west. She kept the Section U20 training scheme going for many years and in 1980, as Director of Coaching, was responsible for recruiting Norman Golding as Section coach.
With her husband Colin, she ran Bristol Fencing Club and organised the popular Bristol Open tournament. For her services to fencing, Barbara received the BFA Award of Merit in 1981, a Bronze medal in 2000 and a Silver medal in 2008.
The funderal service will be held at St. Leonard Church, Shipham on Thursday, 15th January at 11am followed by a private cremation. Family flowers only please and donations if desired for the RNIB or Kidney Research may be sent to C. V. Gower Funeral Directors, The Square, Winscombe. BS25 1BS.
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