Brilliant pianist and talented artist Doris Voysey Litchfield has died at the age of 104.

Doris was born in 1914 in Cambridge to George and Daisy Rawlinson. Her parents and grandparents had been involved in the Cambridge amateur dramatic scene in the 1900s and artistry was in her blood.

She attended Cambridge County High School and gained a scholarship to study music and art at Trinity College, Cambridge University, where she gained a BA degree. Her tutors were so impressed, that after the four year course they asked her to stay on and teach.

She met Alan Voysey in Cambridge and eight years later, in 1940, they daringly eloped to marry.

They had two children, Tony and Peter, and lived in London for many years before retiring to the Island in 1972. Alan died in 1979.

Doris started driving lessons at 60 years of age and continued playing piano for various Island productions, and for ballet exams for various dance schools.

She met up with her old leading man from her Cambridge amateur dramatic days, Ken Litchfield, who had been widowed. The couple married, but sadly their happiness was brief, as Ken died six weeks later.

She continued with her charitable work with the Women's Royal Voluntary Service for many years, and moved to Brighstone Grange, where she spent her later years.

She leaves her sons Tony and Peter, their wives Vivienne and Gillian, grandchildren Sheridan and Tristan, and great-grandchildren Emmerson and Kian.