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- Woodlands Crematorium Woodlands Drive Scarborough YO12 6QN
- 2nd Jan 2020
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- Kevin Moxon Independent Funeral Directors (Scarborough)
- Woodlands CrematoriumWoodlands DriveScarboroughYO12 6QN
- 2nd Jan 2020
The family wish to announce the sad passing of Eileen Barrett, devoted wife to Stan and loving mother to her two children David and John. She was a proud Grandma to Helen, Mark, Philip, Lindsey and Paul and loved to hear of their achievements and progress in life. She was also a Great Grandma to no fewer than ten growing young people: - Amy, Lisa, Holly, Dexter, Ben, Fraser, Charlie, Theo, Joseph and Jack. She loved to hear of their development and various exploits, scrapes and successes. She will be greatly missed.
Mum continued to live life to the full until the last four weeks of her life. She really looked forward to going to Orchard House, their day care centre. But most of all she loved going to Leeds. At least once (and often several times) each week, when she and Stan would jump on the Coastliner bus - using their treasured bus passes- and make the three hour journey (each way) to Leeds. They got to know the regulars - the man that read comics, the two ladies who chatted all the way etc. Once there they followed the same circuit, taking in the coffee shop (“he always saw us coming and had our drinks ready”) and on to Greggs for a sandwich - possibly buying their favourite ginger biscuits from an outdoor market stall. Then back to Scarborough with a meat pie, again bought from the market, for tea.
Mum fell ill and was hospitalised as she was struggling to eat and drink. She was cared for on Chestnut Ward at Scarborough Hospital by very kind staff there. As things progressed she received a cocktail of medicines to help but which caused her to sleep. The end came four weeks after she was admitted and she simply slipped away peacefully from a deep sleep. Our thanks go to the nursing staff who were kind to not only Mum but to us, the wider family.
The funeral will be held at Scarborough Crematorium at 1200 noon on Thursday 2 January 2020. All who knew her would be most welcome to attend to pay their last respects. No flowers please, though donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be welcome (these can be made through the Just Giving link on this site)