In loving memory of Glenys Mills who was a wonderful Aunt and a great friend to so many people. During the 1990s and 2000s Glenys volunteered as a Chaplain at the Hospice, offering comfort and support to many, as she did throughout her life.
Glenys was born in Bristol and on leaving school trained as a teacher. After a few years teaching in Bristol Glenys commenced study to become a Missionary and quickly took up a position in Swaziland where she remained for 9 years teaching English amongst other things. Returning to Bristol due to her Father's ill health, Glenys took up a position as Head of Religious Education at Merrywood Girl's School in Bristol before becoming a Parish Worker at Christchurch where she was already a very active member. In 1994, Glenys and 31 others were the first women to be ordained as Church of England priests and Glenys is believed to have been the first of that group to celebrate communion. She subsequently moved to Cambridge to become a parish priest before returning again to Bristol where her connection with St Peter's Hospice further developed.
Glenys passed away at St Monica Care Home in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. She moved into St Monica's in 2011 where she was at first able to maintain a good level of independence with help on hand when it was needed. Over time her needs increased significantly and we cannot thank the caring and professional staff enough for the love and support they gave her, especially in the last five years.
As a family we remember her with much fondness as do all her friends.
Donation made in lieu of fee by celebrant who took the service to inter Glenys' ashes.
Further donations from loved ones, we are truly grateful.
Thoughtful donations from friends and family, thank you so much for your support.
Such a special friend with a very servant heart. God bless Glenys and thanks for your wonderful friendship and support over many years.