LONDON — British Gardnerian Witch Lois Bourne, also known as Lois Pearson, died December 22, 2017 in Watford, England. She was 89 years old, and it perhaps is no surprise that this long-serving member of the Craft departed this life during the Winter Solstice. Lois is one of the last surviving members of Gardner’s Bricket Wood coven in which she served as High Priestess. Using the magical name of Tanith, Lois was a crucial figure in British Wicca, influencing many of the younger generation through her appearances and her writing, including her autobiography Witch Amongst Us. Lois first became involved in Wicca in the early 1960s and kept faith with the Craft for the rest of her life.