Obituary: Teresa Wiggin

Teresa Wiggin

It is with great sadness that the death of Teresa Wiggin, the Society’s enthusiastic membership, is reported.

Teresa, who was 74 and died on January 19, 2021 at St Elizabeth Hospice, had wide interests and belonged to many groups and societies. These included the Workers Educational Association, Debenham History Society, the Suffolk and Historic Buildings Group and the Ipswich Society, of which she was minutes secretary for a number of years.

As membership secretary of the Round Tower Churches Society, she was highly efficient, enthusiastic and always pleased to be able to report positive news – especially on recruitment numbers.

She shared these interests with her husband Nick.

They married in 1971 and made their home at Witnesham, north of Ipswich, where they raised their two children Giselle and Seth.

Much of their working life was spent together at the family business of Wiggin & Son Chemists, in Ipswich.

Teresa and Nick joined the Round Tower Churches Society in the 1990’s and after retirement they were able to take a more active part in the Society’s activities, especially the summer tours. Before long they joined the committee and Teresa became a great support to Nick in his role as grants’ officer.

In 2017 Teresa became the Society’s membership officer, a role she grew into with great enthusiasm and thoroughness.

Committee members have paid tribute to Teresa: among their comments were:

“Teresa was a lovely friendly person and so helpful and efficient  on the Committee, we remember when we saw Nick and Teresa enjoying a sunny afternoon in Norfolk, generously sharing apples and giving us some lovely fresh runner beans.”

“Such a lovely woman, gentle, kind, knowledgeable and so generous spirited.”

“A great loss to her family, friends and the Society.”

Teresa was a special person, who will live long in our memories. Our thoughts go out to her family. Nick, Giselle, Satish and granddaughter Asha, Seth and Anna.

Stuart Bowell, chairman.