Fond farewell for Potter Street community champion Jane Chivrall
Communities / Wed 13th Oct 2021 at 08:47am
POTTER Street community champion, Jane Chivrall was laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon.
There were two ceremonies for Jane.
One at Parndon Wood Crematorium and another at the Potter Street Baptist Chapel.
Both services were conducted by Rev Alison Taylor.
Both services were celebrations of the love and respect her family, friends and the whole community had for Jane.
Her daughter, Katie spoke at the Parndon ceremony and her son Chris at the Chapel. On both occasions, they spoke warmly and eloquently of a mother that was truly larger than life.
Those present are still wondering how she managed to keep a Shetland pony in a house in Fullers Mead!
Harlow MP Robert Halfon spoke and recalled that he first met Jane when he was a parliamentary candidate and she was campaigning for a 20mph speed limit on Potter Street.
Childhood friend Sally Platt spoke warmly of walking to and fro to Brays Grove school and then working at stables and farms in and around the Harlow area.
In both ceremonies, Jane’s faith was referenced and she had a close and abiding relationship with Potter Street chapel.
And on both occasions, the love and companionship of her husband George shone through.
Jane’s work will live on and local councillor Maggie Hulcoop announced that there are plans for a blue plaque at a community health hub in Prentice Place.
Finally, Jane’s humour shone through the whole ceremony. The final song at Parndon Wood was Chas and Dave’s Rabbit.
It’s a very sad loss for her family and a very sad loss for the community of Potter St