Memories of Ian Willis
Ian Willis of Cambridge Woodcraft Folk collapsed and died at home
unexpectedly last week, at the age of 58 leaving his family and
friends shocked and devastated. He was extraordinarily active in
Woodcraft Folk over much of the past 20 years, both nationally and in
the Cambridge district. His combination of boundless energy,
playfulness and the joinery skills of a true craftsman made him an
invaluable member of the Cambridge Woodcraft Folk; he was responsible
for many camp innovations involving fire and water. His talents as a
juggler, unicyclist and dramatist were impressive. More recently Ian
was a key member of the Cambridge Woodcraft team that brought Darsham
Country Centre back to life.
He was particularly fond of relaxing over a pint or two with friends
at the end of a long day at camp, very often in one of the legendary
incarnations of the "Peg and Mallet" pub he created at regional and
international camps. His is survived by his wife Gill Miller (aka Gill
Boys) who he met through the Folk, and his two sons, Tom and Martyn.
There will be a celebration of Ian's life at 2:30pm on Friday 23 May.
Venue: The Beeches village community centre, Mill Street, Isleham, CB7 5RY.
No flowers please: Donations instead to East Anglian Air Ambulance.
Enquiries to Gill Miller-Willis (sunset AT phonecoop.coop)