In loving memory of the late Sarah Jackson who sadly passed away on 10th January 2015.
Born on the 9th July 1933, in Liverpool, she was the youngest child of 10. Following her secondary education she began as a trainee machinist and later moved to Nottingham with her Sister Margie. She married her husband at 20 and had 2 children. She remarried in 1963 and had three further children.
She became a very experienced seamstress and worked in a wide variety of companies during her married life. She was able to make everything from frilly knickers to bridal and evening dresses. At one stage she made uniforms for the Olympic Rowing team.
With five children to support money was always tight and she worked constantly to support the family budget, vowing never to eat baked beans again once circumstances improved.
She was widowed in 1989 and moved 2 years later to Bristol, to live with her daughter, in retirement. This gave her the opportunity to enjoy holidays abroad and to visit her daughters in Holland and New Zealand, sometimes alone.
She suffered from a long term respiratory disease and developed Picks Dementia which robbed her of some of her faculties. She bore this with bravery and grace.
She was an inspiring and wonderfully kind personality, who was beloved by us all. She will be missed by us all.