Calm and kind Pam was always helping others
PAMELA Rees was elegant, kind and calm and the first Miss Dymchurch after the Second World War. Pamela, who worked as switchboard operator at the old post office and as a Jurat to the Lords of the Level, died on Friday, February 23. She was 76 when she died in her sleep at the William Harvey Hospital. She had been a patient there since a heart attack following a minor operation last October. Her husband John, a reader emeritus of the parish, who she married 16 years ago, said: “Pam was a very special person. “The fact that she was a real Dymchurch person made life easier for me when dealing with bereavements and weddings, as she knew who was related to who in the village, saving any embarrassments. “Pam loved gardening and her favourite hobby, at which she excelled, was drawing and painting in all mediums and many of our pictures are Pam’s.” Brenda Apps, another former Miss Dymchurch, said: “We’d all get prettied up for the Saturday night dances in the Bowery hall and the annual competition. “Pam was a lovely person, she exuded calm, had a wonderful sense of humour and would always help others. We will miss her.” Mrs Rees worked in export departments of Silver City at Lydd Airport and British Caledonian Airways at Gatwick Airport and an export supervisor for LEP Transport in Dover. Her funeral will be held tomorrow (Friday) at 11am in St Peter and St Paul’s Church.