Obituary – Mrs Scilla Jones Scilla died on Thursday 12th February 2015, in her own home in Shropshire and with her daughter Alix and son Adam with her, outliving her husband Peter by nearly two years.
Scilla had been in poor health for some time, but RR lovers will remember her for her enormously important work in running the RRCGB Puppy List from 1986 to 1997, fielding anything up to 1,000 telephone calls a year.
She did much to establish the concept of thoughtful and ethical breeding, by owners who care for the quality of their puppies and are prepared to take lasting responsibility for their progeny.
She was early to call for the hip-scoring of all breeding Ridgebacks, and together with Peter played a leading role in supporting investigation into the cause and incidence of dermoid sinus in the breed.
Scilla played a great part in the formation, 20 years ago, of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust, serving as Founder Trustee until she resigned in August 2010. She was an ever-present source of advice and help, always willing to go the extra hundred miles to collect the needy and distressed from failing homes. She could be strong and tough when necessary, but constantly kind to all needing help and encouragement. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, particularly by her children and grandchildren who rallied to her in her time of need.
Scilla's funeral will take place at The Church of St James, Greete, Shropshire, SY8 3BZ at 12:00 on Wednesday 4 March 2015
Family Flowers Only please. Donations to the Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trust and Smile Train
Professional photographer, Yo Whitmarsh attended the Rosehill Jamboree so that attendees could take the opportunity to have a portrait of their Ridgeback taken.
You can see some of the pictures here http://www.violetandred.com/#!rosehill/cgzw enter the password: 2014
Those who attended with a Ridgeback rehomed from the Trust had a FREE picture taken for use in the Trusts Calendar.
The picture on the right is an example of Yo's work, good isn't it
The Rhodesian Ridgeback Welfare Trusts Rosehill Jamboree was held Sunday 31 August,
at the Trusts kennels.
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