As many of you will already have heard, our much-loved member Dodie Hodgkinson died in Denia on Saturday 25 June following a brief illness. She was 78.

Dodie had been living in Jesus Pobre with James, her husband of 53 years, for more than 20 years. An active member of the Book Circle, U3A Javea, the Marina Alta Arts Society and CBM Walkers, Dodie was an enthusiastic photographer, gardener, walker and traveller. She is also a past president of the Costa Blanca Anglo-Spanish Association. She and James had recently completed trips to Italy and Romania.

Prior to her retirement and move to Spain, Dodie worked as head of IT for the Bedfordshire schools.

Dodie has donated her body to science. There will be no memorial service at this time.

Our heartfelt condolences to James and the rest of their family.