OPENING OF THE MILLVINA DEAN MEMORIAL GARDEN
The Administrators of the Millvina Fund are pleased to announce that the opening of the Millvina Dean Memorial Garden, in Southampton, will take place at 2.00pm on Thursday, 31st May 2012.
The Mayor of Southampton will be in attendance, as will members of Millvina’s family. The Garden will be blessed by the vicar of St. Mary’s, the Reverend Julian Davies.
The ceremony will be brief and simple, as we feel Millvina would wish!
Any BTS Members wishing to attend will be very welcome.
The Garden is situated to the left of the entrance to the SeaCity Museum.
The Garden has been created with close co-operation between the Fund and Southampton City Council.
Millvina Dean was the youngest, and final, survivor of the Titanic disaster.
She sailed from Southampton aboard the ill-fated ship on 10th April 1912 with her mother, father and brother. Millvina, her mother and her brother were saved, her father was lost.
For years she attended Titanic functions and Society meetings, both here and overseas, until lack of mobility prevented her from travelling in her latter years.
She was the Honorary President of The British Titanic Society.
She was universally loved as a kind, compassionate lady with a great interest in people. She had a lively mind and a keen sense of humour.
Millvina died on 31st May 2009, the ninety-eighth anniversary of the launch of Titanic.
After a Memorial Service to her in Copythorne Church on 24th October 2009, her ashes were scattered on the waters of Berth 44, from where the Titanic sailed in 1912.