Elaine Moreton (25 Oct 1954 - 30 Dec 2018)

Dunstall Burton-on-Trent Staffordshire DE13 8BE
18th Jan 2019
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In loving memory of Elaine Moreton who sadly passed away on 30th December 2018.

Elaine had a varied career, initially selling fuel oil to farmers but moving on to use her administrative skills in British Rail Research at Derby. Subsequently, she moved into the construction industry playing her part in the building of Burton’s second river bridge at St Peters and then the Octagon Shopping Centre. She eventually settled at Marston's brewery before rationalisation meant a move to Wolverhampton. This opportunity she passed on and so as the workplace changed she faced retirement and pottering around in her garden.

But that wasn’t Elaine. She needed people she needed a new challenge, besides her garden was already a flower arrangers paradise containing Eucalyptus, variegated holly, zebra grass.
While already attending services at St Mary’s Dunstall the opportunity became apparent. Focussing on the Lady Hardy window Elaine began a friendship with Angela which literally blossomed and turned into a formidable flower team. Additionally she saw a chance of raising funds for St Mary’s by opening the church hall for tea coffee and cake.
Some said it wouldn’t work but with Elaine’s enthusiasm, attention to detail and desire to make new friends it proved a popular venue not only raising money but attracting visitors from afar.

One of her favorite times of year was Christmas which allowed her to show her skills in making table decorations for friends and family. She was so grateful to be spending Christmas 2018 at home.

Susan Biffen lit a candle
Jenny Stapleton lit a candle
Carol-Ann Martin lit a candle
Angela Moffat lit a candle
Sarah Morris lit a candle
Lee Marney is attending the funeral and the reception
Lee Marney lit a candle
Lee Marney wrote

Oh Elaine, what can i say you were one in a million. I shall miss you so much a true friend with a heart of Gold. My thoughts go out to your Family, Husband Graham and your Mum. You fly high you have certainly earned your wings Rest In Peace until we meet again Love always Lee xx

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  • thank you for the kind messag. with love from her daughter and grandchildren x

    Posted by Andrea on 12/01/2019 Report abuse
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