Lynne Gail Freeman (21 Oct 1945 - 26 Oct 2014)

Funeral Service

Location
St Michael's Healing Sanctuary 9-11 Milton Crescent Yardley, Birmigham B25 8XE
Date
18th Nov 2014
Time
2pm

Cremation Details

Location
Robin Hood Creamatorium Streetsbrook Road Shirley, Solihull B90 3NL
Date
18th Nov 2014
Time
3.30pm

Funeral Reception

Location
Royal British LegionBroomfield Hall, Union RoadSolihullB90 3DH
Date
18th Nov 2014
Time
TBC

In loving memory of the late Lynne Gail Freeman. Sadly passing away peacefully at home with her family around her on 26th October 2014. Beloved Mum to Miles and Christopher and their partners Tanya and Caroline. Proud Nanny to her beautiful Grandchildren Olivia and Harrison and Nanny Lynne to Rhys and treasured friend to Roger. She was loved and cherished by so many, her passing will leave an emptiness within us all, but she will live on through the love in our hearts and through her Sons and Grandchildren.

We would kindly request that donations are made instead of flowers, there will be a collection at each service and at the funeral reception afterwards. We hope to buy a memorial in her honour to place at her Spiritual Church. We invite all her friends to join us in celebrating her life at the funeral reception at the Royal British Legion Club.

As a family we would invite and encourage anyone paying their respects to Lynne via this page to post any of your fond memories or stories to share with us all. Likewise, if you have any photographs of her through the years feel free to upload them. We are hoping to join you in doing this over the coming weeks and months. To do this, you will need to click 'memorials' at the top of the page and search for Lynne's name, there is a book ready and waiting............

This site will remain visible for the next 12 months, so you can always come back and post something new if it comes to mind.

So many of you have offered us your love, support and kindness during this difficult and sad time, for which we are deeply grateful. Thank you for paying your respects to our beloved Mum, who would have been so humbled by the amount of friends that truly loved her and treasured her for the amazing woman she was.

20th November 2014
These were the readings from 18th November.

We awake each morning to start a new day
But the pain of losing you never goes away.
We go about the things we have to do
And as the hours pass we think again of you.
We want to call you and just hear your voice
Then we remember that we have no choice
For you are not there and now our heart cries
Just to see you again to tell you goodbye
To say Mum we love you and we always will
And hope that much of you, in us you've instilled.
The day that you left we just didn't know
That you were going where we couldn't go.
And now all our memories of you are so dear
But how we miss you and wish you were here.
Who now can hear us when we need to cry?
It so hard to tell you "Mum, Goodbye”
Someday I know all will be well
And we’ll see you again with stories to tell
Of how you were missed and how we have grown
And how good it is to finally be home.
Until then our memories of you we’ll keep near
And we’ll pass them on to those who are dear

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(Read by Caroline)
Mum when they said you were going to die
We refused to believe it could be true.
How could we allow ourselves to even
Imagine saying goodbye to you.

Mum you were an Angel here on earth
We learned so very much from you.
You were so gentle and so kind your
Smile would always see us through.

You taught us how to love unconditionally
And how to be the very best in all we do.
You gave your all to friends and your family
Never once stopping to think about you.

You were more than a mother you were our
Best friend and a great listener too.
Oh how we’ll miss our special talks, and
All the fun things we used to do.
Mom we can never say goodbye to you,
Because we could never bear the pain.
Instead we say “we love you Mum”
Until we meet again.

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Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my own familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

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Lynne

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on

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(Read by Chris)
just thought we’d say
We love you and goodbye
We will miss you dearly
We will try not to cry.

You worried so much about us
But we worried about you too
This is the hardest thing
We've all ever had to do.

We know you'll always be with us
Wherever we all will go
No one needs to show or tell us
We will always know.

We don't know what to do Mom
We never thought we’d lose you
Where we’ll go from here
We still haven't got a clue.

We hope you'll watch over us
Be our guiding light
Giving us the strength we need
To win this endless fight.

You're our guardian angel Mom
Sitting upon our shoulders
Whispering your words of wisdom
To use as we all get older.

We don't want to say goodbye
But we'll meet again someday
We'll pick up where we left off
Before you went away

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Justina Brinsmead wrote

As a child I remember Lynne having an extraordinary skill of applying perfect makeup. As I grew older, her wicked sense of humour and incredible strength was inspirational. You will be deeply missed near and far Lynne. Happy travels. Love to Lynne's family and friends as we all say farewell today x

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Rachel Pearson wrote

Such a sad loss :( Lynne always made me smile.. Will always be the best story teller :) xxxxxxxxxx

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Lesley Longstaffe wrote

I loved you Lynne as a very good friend, I will miss you so much.

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Lesley Longstaffe wrote

I have known Lynne for 40 years. I am missing her so much and always will. Lynne would do anything for her friends and family and there were times she went the extra mile for me. I am so proud she was my friend and she knew I loved her very much.

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