Felix Dicum was remembered by more than fifty friends and neighbours who were present at a tree planting ceremony in Hankey Place Gardens on Monday.
Felix Dicum, a long-term resident on the Tabard Gardens Estate, enjoyed helping to maintain the Hankey Place Gardens and was still taking part in local meetings until just before his death in on 13 December last year.
Among those present to see the magnolia tree planted by local residents was Felix's sister Dora Firth who had travelled from the south of France for the occasion. She thanked the gathering for "the great honour in recognising his commitment to the community".
The occasion was hosted by the West Bermondsey Community Forum and the Tabard Gardens tenants and residents associations in recognition of Felix's voluntary work on behalf of local people. There were also representatives from many organisations including the Willowbrook Centre where he had attended planning courses.
Tabard Gardens Central T & RA chair Lionel Wright introduced the guest speakers.
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