Sims Hill Mourns the Passing of Long-Time Supporter and Bristol Gardener Cristina Crossingham

cristinaSims Hill is shocked and saddened by the unexpected passing of our dear friend and supporter Cristina Crossingham. Cristina, who has coordinated the Easton Community Garden for many years, has also supported and encouraged the growth of Sims Hill since our first public meeting in 2010. Cristina was a beloved and respected voice at many of our members’ meetings. Our thoughts go out to Cristina’s family at this very sad time.

Chris Sunderland, Chair of Sims Hill, had this to say:

Cris Crossingham was a person whose goodness was woven deeply into her heart.  To be with her was to be at peace and it is to that peace we commend her.

We echo the words of Easton Community Garden, posted on their Facebook page:

All of us at Easton Community Garden are terribly shocked and sad at the loss of our Co-ordinator, Cristina Crossingham, who died last week. Not only have we lost an inspirational woman and dear friend, but also her wealth of knowledge and experience of gardening. Wherever we look in the garden, we see her hand, her intelligence and her kindness.

Cristina welcomed and guided everyone who came to the garden, and always knew who to call in for larger projects. After the fire in June, the Good Gym did brilliant work, directed by her.

Cristina led us in understanding that a garden goes through many phases and changes. This will be a new and different phase for Easton Community Garden, the latest since its creation in 2001. Volunteers old and new, of any experience level, are welcome as always to drop in and join us every Thursday from 11am. Thanks to Cristina, the garden is in fantastic shape, and all her fellow volunteers are as dedicated to it as ever.

Thank you Cristina, from all of us.