It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Tony James on Friday 4 November 2016.
Tony was an international ambassador for the daffodil and The Daffodil Society. He travelled extensively in Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America where his knowledge, opinions, judging skills and dry sense of humour were appreciated and enjoyed.
As a Life Member and Vice President of the Society, a long standing Committee member and a successful fundraiser; running the Society lottery for many years, his contribution to the well being of the Society was invaluable. Quietly spoken, Tony didn’t always say very much but when he did speak his wise words were always thoughtful, considered and well worth listening too.
Tony was, amongst other things a fine photographer and his appreciation of Daffodils lives on through his contribution to Daffseek. This American Daffodil Society database that is used extensively world wide to record and identify daffodils contains many of Tony’s photographs. As one of the original group of international project members, his photographic contribution and testing of the prototype earned appreciation and recognition by the American Daffodil Society.
Our sincere condolences to his widow, Pat. He will be much missed