Ron & Jean

It is with sadness that I have to inform you of the death of Ron Moorcroft a few days ago, He was a Lifetime Member of the Swindon Club.

Ron had been a member of the club since the 70’s until bad health prevented him from taking any active part in club meetings. His wife Jean also in the photograph was for a number of years the Club Chairperson.

Sadly Jean died a number of years prior to Ron. Both were always very enthusiastic about all club activities and some of the older bonsai enthusiasts out there will remember them both from the numerous shows that they attended around the country. Many traders will miss him, as he loved to purchase the bigger expensive trees and pots. He was always seeking out those larger trunks.

They both went out of their way to attract and encourage new members, I myself was taken under Ron’s wing well before I even had my own first tree and he trusted me with working on his own collection.

His funeral will be at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon on Monday the 21st July at 2.15pm.