Jo Pye

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We are sorry to share that Jo Pye, who will have been known by many of our members, passed away recently. A message from her family:

Mum was a passionate archaeologist and loved to explore Cornish history in all forms – thankfully she had enough time before she fell ill to complete her PhD in Cornish place names, and was a part of a number of digs in recent years, including on the Lizard. Her first dig was on Carn Brea in 1971. She was friendly with fellow Cornish archeologists, many who she’d known for many years.

In case anyone was free at 1:30pm on Saturday 26th February and wanted to attend her funeral, it will be held at the farm where she lived. It’s down a bumpy farm track, just so people are aware transport wise. If people could aim to arrive at 1pm just so there’s a little time on the day. There’s no formal dress code, just wear anything comfortable, and you may want to bring boots and an umbrella if the weather looks iffy.
There’ll be a gathering afterwards at the Blue Bar at Porthtowan, where mum used to like watching the sun set over the water.
We’ll also be livestreaming the funeral for those who can’t make it on the day.

Please contact CAS if you need further details.