In remembrance of former Commodore Sally Buckley
Published 15:41 on 9 Feb 2017
30th May 1932 – 24th January 2017
Sally joined the LCSC in 1955 where she met her first husband "Dickie" Dixon. He tragically died in 1980 leaving Sally to bring up their two young children, Martin and Sam. Sally was a very skilled painter, needlewoman, brilliant cook, and teacher, and in 1991 she married her second Corinthian husband, Chris Buckley.
Sally was a keen and expert sailor, enthusiastically sailing dinghies and later sailing with Chris in their yacht, Wandering Moon II. She acted as Club treasurer from 1982 to 1986 when she was then elected Commodore, the first female Commodore of a Thames Valley Club.
In 1982 the Club embarked on negotiations with Hammersmith Council which wanted to terminate the tenancy, the Club suggested an increase in the rent to a level that the Club could afford. The negotiations dragged on and in 1987 the Club declined the Council's offer, so it took the Club to court. The case was heard in the County Court in June, at which Sally, as Commodore, gave evidence, but had to wait until September for the decision. She commented at the time, 'I was having sleepless nights and biting my nails with worry'. The Judge ruled in the Club's favour and the Council agreed to pay the costs. In celebration the Club had a party in Cowes a month later, on Club members' yachts - and that is how the Offshore Rally started.
Sally's funeral will be held on:
Monday 20th February at 12.40
Richmond, TW9 4EN
Family Flowers only.
If you would like to donate to charity on this occasion, Sally suffered (as does her twin Priscilla) from the little known Sjögren's syndrome see www.bssa.uk.net for details.
Afterwards - gather at the Club.
Last updated 21:09 on 2 June 2017