Yvonne Patricia Drakeford (23 Apr 1939 - 6 Jan 2019)

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Location
Redhill Cemetery Chapel Mansfield Road Redhill, Nottingham NG5 8LS
Date
6th Feb 2019
Time
2pm
Funeral Director
A.W. Lymn Hucknall

Burial Details

Location
Redhill Cemetery Mansfield Road Redhill Nottingham NG5 8LS
Date
6th Feb 2019
Time
2.40pm

In loving memory of Yvonne Patricia Drakeford 'Pat' who sadly passed away on 6th January 2019 aged 79 years.

Antony Drakeford donated £40 in memory of Yvonne
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Donna Neave wrote

I am writing this on behalf of mum, Pat's big sister Dorothy and myself.
My mum and Aunt Pat were very close over the years. The special bond came from them marrying 2 brothers; my dad and Uncle Les. We always used to say they were " as thick as thieves " ☺. They could criticise each other but let anybody else try saying a bad word against the other. They'd defend each other to the end.
They both had a tough upbringing but told many funny stories about their life in Sheffield.
As I grew up I remember the many visits to Nottingham and the return visits made to Sheffield. I remember the nightly phonecalls between the " sisters " putting the world to rights. Those calls often lasted over an hour.
My mum loved her sister very much. She often felt bad she couldn't visit more in the latter years. She will miss her and remember her with much love.
I will remember Aunt Pat as a strong, complicated, very funny person with a good heart and a great laugh. I'll always have you singing the little ditty about the fly to make me giggle, and the memory of you and mum dancing down the corridor when we came to see you in hospital.
I'm glad you are at peace now reunited with many.
From your loving sister Dorothy, and your niece Donna. xxx

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Gary Hopkinson wrote

Pat was a bit of a tiger when me and her met but we both had respect for each other and that to me and her shown the respect for each other. God bless you Pat and I hope you Les and Geoff meet again to continue the family love you all had for each other

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  • That’s really nice dad

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Lorraine Hopkinson wrote

Lorraine Hopkinson posted this message on behalf of Lynn Drakeford saying how much she loved mum and will sadly miss her as she was not only her mum but her best friend. No more suffering no more pain
Untill we meet again mum thank you love you .
Your loving daughter Lynn. Xx

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  • That’s really nice lynn - grandma was so proud of you and she was so happy knowing you are happy with your new lease of life 😊 x

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Lorraine Hopkinson wrote

Lorraine Hopkinson posted this message on behalf of Lynn Drakeford saying how much she loved mum and will sadly miss her as she was not only her mum but her best friend. No more suffering no more pain
Untill we meet again mum thank you love you .
Your loving daughter Lynn. Xx

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Antony Drakeford donated £20 in memory of Yvonne

Donated on behalf of Elizabeth Hemstock.. Thank you Liz.

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Olivia and Ellé-Mai Hopkinson wrote

Small was feeling grim and dark. Playing toss and fling and squash, yell and scream and bang and crash. Break and snap and bash and batter. "Good grief" said Large "What is the matter?" Small said “I’m a grim and grumpy little small and nobody loves me at all”. “Oh Small,” said Large. “Grumpy or not, I’ll always love you no matter what.”
Small said, “If I was a grizzly bear would you still love me would you still care?” “Of course,” said Large “bear or not, I’ll always love you no matter what.”
Small said “But if I turned into a bug, would you still love me and give me a hug?” “Of course,” said Large “bug or not, I’ll always love you no matter what.”
“No matter what?” said Small, and smiled, “What if I was a crocodile?” Large said “I’d hug you close and hold you tight and tuck you up in bed each night”.
“Does love wear out” said Small, “does it break or bend? Can you fix it, stick it, does it mend?” “Oh help,” said Large “I’m not that clever, I just know I’ll love you forever”.
Small said “but what about when you’re dead and gone, would you love me then, does love go on?” Large held Small snug as they looked out at the night, at the moon in the dark and the stars shining bright. “Small look at the stars – how they shine and glow, but some of those stars died a long time ago. Still they shine in the evening skies Love, like starlight, never dies”.

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Olivia & Ellé-Mai Hopkinson wrote

Nanny Pat this is from one of our favourite books and we would like to share it with you :

Small was feeling grim and dark playing toss and fling and squash, yell and scream and bang and crash.

Break and snap and bash and batter ...

“Good grief” said large. “What is the matter?”

Small said, “I am a grim and grumpy little small and nobody loves me at all” “oh small” said large. “Grumpy or not I will always love you no matter what”

Small said, “ if I was a grizzly bear, would you still love me would you care?” “ of course” said large, “bear or not, I will always love you no matter what”

Small said, “but if I turned into a bug, would you still love me and give me a hug?” “ of course” said large, “bug or not, I will always love you no matter what”

“No matter what?” Said small and smiled “what if I was a crocodile?” Large said, “I hug you close and tight, and tuck you up in bed each night”

“Does live where out?” Said small “does it break or band? Can you fix it, stick it, does in mend?” “Oh help” said large, “I’m not that clever, I just know that I will love you forever”

Small said, “but what about when we’re dead and gone, would you love me then, does love go on?”

Large held small snug as they looked out at the night, at the moon and the dark and the stars shining bright.

“Small, look at the stars how they shine and glow, but some of those stars died along time ago.”

“Still they shine in the evening skies love, light star light, never dies”.

We love you nanny pat and we miss you so much

Your great granddaughters

Olivia and Ellé-Mai xx

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Antony Drakeford donated in memory of Yvonne

Donated on behalf of Mr James Tipper, a good friend of Antony and David.

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  • Thank you so much x

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Antony Drakeford wrote

This donation is made on behalf of Mr James Tipper, a good friend od Antony and David

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David Hopkinson wrote

where do I start with one of the most hardest ladies I I’ll ever knew - from day one you were a fighter and you carried on the fighting spirit until the end. I know I wasn’t always there for you and got to see you as much as I should of, I can’t change that now but I promise to do as much as I can for the rest of the family. One of the hardest things I had to do was tell your great granddaughters Olivia and Ellé-Mai that Nanny Pat has gone to heaven - they didn’t see you as much as I promised you when I knew I was going to be a dad but I made sure they knew all about you (good and bad) haha and you need to know that they both love you and adore their aunty lynn and I will make sure lynn gets to see them as much as I can.

Anyway now it’s your time to be free and all the pain and suffering you were going through.

I love you grandma keep looking down on us all

Sweet dreams

Your grandson David xx

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  • David, what a lovely tribute xx

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  • David this is so nice thank you x mum

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  • THANK YOU SO MUCH BECKY REALLY APPRECIATE THIS X

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Rebecca Edwards wrote

To Nanny Pat lots of Love David, Becky, Olivia and Elle-mai X x x x

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MARTINE HOPKINSON wrote

Goodnight & god bless our true Yorkshire lass. Forever in my hearts, Mart & Blue xxxx

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Antony Drakeford wrote

Each time I came to visit
beside you I'd take my place.
Deep set was your solitude,
Pain and despair upon your face.
Gently I would stroke your hand,
reassuring you I was there.
Not knowing if you understood.
The sorrow too hard to bear.
Slowly the Mum I knew
brutally was snatched away.
Dementia held you in it's clutches,
Becoming weaker day by day.
Now you have broken free,
Dementia no longer your cruel prison.
At peace at last, no longer tormented.
To the Angels you have risen.
Good night, God bless 'til we meet again.
At peace your beautiful face.
Each day I miss and think of you.
Until once more I take my place.

From your loving Son Antony XX

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Lorraine Hopkinson wrote

Forever in our hearts mum love you now at peace will remember you always lots of love from your daughter Lorraine and son in law Gary xx

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Lorraine Hopkinson wrote

Forever in our hearts mum love you now at peace will remember you always.
Lots of love from your daughter Lorraine and son in law Gary xx

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