Sally Isaacs, who died on 3 November after a long battle with cancer, was a long-time volunteer and player at Conway Tennis Club. Sally joined in 1987, captained league teams (known for her wicked slice), served on the Committee and supported the Club in various ways over many years. She was a diligent Membership Secretary and Assistant Treasurer and was at the Club’s social heart – not least through the tasty Pimms she mixed and served at our summer championship events. Sally gave selflessly of her time to help manage and develop the Club in the days before spreadsheets, electronic cash transfers and social media, although she was also ahead of her time in developing IT skills. She also engaged energetically in social events, including fancy dress tournaments, Arsenal v Spurs grudge matches and special occasions like the Club’s 80th birthday celebrations in 2005.
Sally was always welcoming to new and older members of the Club and to new neighbours and parents at Walker School. Her gentle ways will be much missed. Sally was a talented musician and performer and, for many years, ran a music shop in Southgate with husband John. More recently, Sally worked for the Church Housing Trust, a charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless people of all ages and backgrounds. The charity aims to tackle the underlying issues that can cause homelessness, helping people to make a fresh start and move forward. Sally, who joined as a temp, became a permanent member of staff and progressed impressively to the role of Director.
Sally personified care, warmth and humanity. We have lost a valued and loved member of our community.