It is with the greatest sadness that The Friends of York Walls have to report the death of Christine (Chris) Dowell – a founder member and Trustee of FOYW.
Christine Jennifer Dowell passed away on Tuesday, September 24th 2019. She died peacefully at home in the loving care of her family following a brave journey with motor neurone disease. A wonderful wife, mother, grannie, friend and mentor to many. Her knowledge, wisdom and guidance will remain with us all.
Chris Dowell and husband John, with a small group of friends, were founder members of The Friends of York Walls in 2011. They worked tirelessly for a number of years to build up the group and promote York’s City Walls. Chris was Committee Secretary and later a Trustee. They took a very active part in the early days of openings at Fishergate Postern Tower until poorer health forced them to take a step back. Chris will be fondly remembered by all her friends and colleagues at FOYW, and we pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to John and to all of her family. Rest In Peace, Chris.
3rd October 2019 A F