So pleased to have by my side at my wedding Mum. Rest in peace xx
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In loving memory of the late Teresa Anne Powell who passed away on Saturday 22nd November 2014. Devoted wife of Richard, lovely mother to Charlotte and Louise, and grandmother to Arran, Teresa was born in 1943 to Joe and Elizabeth Daniel in Amersham. She was no doubt a delightful addition to the family and soon to be a little playmate to Mary (being a big sister also 'delightful' is not always the term used for little sisters). Teresa never really knew her father as he was killed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 1944 so the girls and their mother formed a tight team, together with Elizabeth's mother, Bertha.
They moved from Amersham to the south coast in 1948 and generally remained in the Worthing area until the girls grew up. Teresa became a nurse at St George's Hospital in London and having met Richard on a tennis court in Worthing, he proposed on her 21st birthday on Clapham Common. They were married in Worthing on 26th March 1966 at The Catholic Church of Saint Charles Borromeo.
From here the peripatetic life of a service wife came into play and Teresa travelled the world with Richard to exciting places like Ambrosden, (Bicester), Germany (various), Edinburgh (twice, plus so many other visits), Cyprus, Brunei, Manchester, London etc, you get the drift. Apparently she had had a romantic view of being a Gypsy when she grew up and so her dreams sort of came true. Not only that, lets not forget the arrival of her two gorgeous girls :-)
Teresa worked in various health-related roles when the family were resident long enough in one place for employment. She was a constant mine of information, the true mother knows best person - because she always did!
After Richard left the army, they lived first in Ash Vale, Surrey and then Chatteris in Cambridgeshire where Teresa spent her last 14 or so years.
Very environmentally aware, a lover of the natural world. Teresa chose to minimise her impact wherever she could. In her unassuming way she brought gentle joy and fun humour to the lives she touched and we miss her greatly.
Rest in peace mum xxx