‘For Jill: with the smile in her eyes who cared for and comforted all’


A memorial bench in honour of Jill Stock – who died in a road traffic collision in 2019 – has been placed on Wanstead High Street outside the Co-op.

“Mum was visiting family in Somerset when tragedy struck. The impact of her death extended far beyond her immediate family and friends – it was also a huge loss for many people in Wanstead… Mum loved Wanstead – she said it was “a very special community” – and she put her heart and soul into it ever since moving here in 1975,” said Jill’s daughter Kate Gloudemans.