Joan Hemson - mother of Gille de Vlieg, David, Crispin and Jonathan Hemson, wife of the late Rex Hemson, and fearless fighter for justice - died on the 24th September 2010 at the age of 96. She was a leading member of the Black Sash and National Council of Women.
A celebration of her life was held on Sunday 17th October at 3.00 p.m. at the Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, in Durban.
A tribute from Black Sash Trustee Di Oliver: May her soul rest in peace. Her years of dedicated work in the Hillcrest Advice Office are a monument to her.