Di Green, was born in Leek, a picturesque market town in the county of Staffordshire, about 10 miles north east of Stoke-on-Trent. She sadly passed away at the beginning of April at the age of 75, having been a member of The Wimborne Wagtails Swimming Club for the Disabled since the 1990s, accompanying her husband Jim who had leukaemia.
They got married in 1966 and moved down south in the late 1960s. Di finished her catering training in Bournemouth and worked for prestigious catering establishments, including Beales. Jim and Di moved to Spetisbury and lived in a lovely 17th century thatched cottage by the side of the River Stour. She also worked in the kitchens at the Spetisbury Manor nursing home in the village.
When Jim died in 2002, Di was left a widow at the age of 58. She kept herself busy with many activities besides swimming and helping at The Wagtails. She played badminton every Friday night at the Community Hall in Sturminster Marshall, and she also did a lot of fundraising for the RNLI. She played the ukelele for the Ferndown Strummers, who attended the funeral to play a happy tune in her honour.
She will be sorely missed by many.
Dave & Rita