Barnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town SocietySchwäbisch Gmünd LogoBarnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town SocietyBarnsley Metropolitan Borough Council LogoBarnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town Society

News Archive

Sadness at the loss of a long standing member.


It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Olive Gaunt in the early hours of Saturday morning 19th January.
Olive, a long standing member of our society was simply characterised as a very nice, gentle ‘lady,’ liked by everyone who she came into contact with. She never lost her farming background and often talked about her great love of ploughing competitions.

Reinhard Kuhnert – Honorary President of the Verein Städtepartnerschaft - Schwäbisch Gmünd sent the following message;

"On behalf of our twin town society let me express my deep sympathy with you, our Barnsley friends and Olive's family. Olive was such a nice, warm-hearted 'lady' and I had the honour to enjoy her company for so many years. She had such a wonderful sense of humour, especially when discussing politics. It was in 2015 that she appeared all of sudden at our farewell evening, this was the place that I took the photograph shown here. Rudi and Marianne Pröbstle were her direct friends and partners whom Olive spent her days with while visiting them and Schwäbisch Gmünd.

In mourning"


English German Selection Selection BMBC Over SG Over