Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising committee members are mourning the loss of their secretary Ann Creasey who died suddenly and unexpectedly at her Spalding home on Saturday.
For 25 years Ann served on the committee, was chairman for two years, and until her death had been secretary for over ten years.
As secretary she wrote countless letters of thanks for donations and was humbled by the generosity of people throughout the area to help those touched by cancer.
It was her contention that people who could give selflessly, often despite their personal grief, deserved a real letter from a real person.
Ann was always involved behind the scenes helping to organise dinners, dances, coffee mornings, golf days, collections, baking... you name it Ann was always there helping.
Chairman of the fundraising committee Sharon Tear said: “We are all devastated at the sudden loss of Ann. She was an inspiration to us all and was always there to keep us all going.
“We all thought the world of her and she will be so sadly missed. Our heartfelt sympathies go to all her family at this terribly sad time.” Ann grew up in Crowland and lived local to Spalding and the Deepings all her life. As a girl she enjoyed sailing, was commodore of the Welland Yacht Club and served as a committee member there for many years. As she matured, golf became her passion, twice becoming ladies’ captain of Boston West. Ann leaves her husband Bill, daughter Clare and sons Andrew and Simon. The funeral will be at Spalding Parish Church on a date to be fixed. There will be family flowers, and any donations will, of course, be to Macmillan Cancer Support. For further details on a date contact Mark Forth Funeral Directors. Ann will be sadly missed and her family would like to help Ann with just one more thank you letter: “To all the wonderful people who have given and continue to give so generously. Thank you.”