It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Wendy Akers on Saturday 5th August 2017.
Wendy loved daffodils. She grew daffodils, showed daffodils, judged daffodils, fell in love with species , enjoying many daffodil hunting expeditions with husband James and daffodil friends and painted them most beautifully.
I remember once receiving a prize rosette from Wombwell, a place I had never visited let alone entered a daffodil show. Wendy had rescued a splendid Rainbow of mine from the Daffodil Society show to take home to paint. A week later it was still so good that she thought it deserved to be seen by a wider audience and she entered in my name at Wombwell show and sent me the winning rosette.
Wendy was a kind, generous, funny and elegant woman with an aura of calm. She was the President of the Daffodil Society: Northern group, a former member of the Daffodil Society Committee and the RHS Show schedule Committee and the Editorial board of the RHS Daffodil and Tulip yearbook. She contributed many articles to both the Daffodil Society and the RHS and for many years she was a meticulous proof reader for their respective publications. She will be missed by very many.
Our sincere condolences to husband James, their children and families.
Details of the funeral arrangements to follow. Should anyone wish to contact James but not have an email or postal address please contact
Jackie Petherbridge. President