Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It is with much sadness that I must relate to you on the passing of our dear friend Dorothy. The deepest sympathies of us all have been extended to her son and family.
Dorothy Tyler (née Newstead)
Dorothy Tyler, Jun 24th, 1911 – Jan 18th, 2011, educational publisher of Church Road, Hanwell, has died suddenly in her hundredth year, of heart failure after a fall. She was daughter of William and Nell Newstead of Kenton Mandeville, Somerset, and widow of David William Tyler, educational publisher of Hanwell, London. Dorothy (Doff) had a full life as a teacher, mother, co-founder of the non-profit publishers: Pictorial Charts Educational Trust, CND activist, volunteer, gardener, sculptor and musician. After her husband’s early death in 1968, she took over as director of the company until her retirement at age 70, when she volunteered at the Ivy Occupational Club, and as archivist at the Gunnersbury Museum until 2008, and took up playing the cello and sculpture in a variety of media. She is survived by her two children, Christopher Tyler of San Francisco, California and Helen Tyler of Greenford, Middlesex, and by her grandson, Austin Tyler of Paris, France. Funeral at Mortlake Crematorium, Wed, Jan 26th, 2011. Donations may be made to the Royal National Institute for the Blind or the David Tyler Trust (c/o Lloyds Bank, West Ealing). Her indomitable spirit will always be an inspiration to us all.