Delia McGovern (6 Dec 1923 - 5 May 2020)

Funeral Service

Location
West Norwood Crematorium Chapel Norwood Road West Norwood SE27 9JU
Date
22nd Jun 2020
Time
11.45am
Funeral Director
F.A. Albin & Sons

Burial Details

Location
West Norwood CemeteryNorwood RoadWest NorwoodSE27 9JU
Date
22nd Jun 2020
Time
12.30pm

In loving memory of the Queen of our family - Delia McGovern - our wonderful Mum who sadly passed away 5th May 2020, aged 96 years.

Mum was sadly predeceased by our lovely Sister, Angela, last year. Tragically Sean, her only Son, died unexpectedly on 6th May 2020, one day after Mum's passing.

Mum was born in 1923 in Cloonlara, Co. Mayo, the youngest of 9 children. She often reminisced warmly about her childhood in Mayo and would tell us many stories of her escapades and school life.

In 1945 Mum came to England, following in the footsteps of her Sisters, Kitty and Mary, and her Brothers, Martin and Michael. After meeting our Dad, John McGovern, they married and lived in north London.

Mum and Dad went on to have 5 children, Maureen, Sean, Christine, Angela and Collette. In 1964 the family moved to a new home in Stockwell where Mum continued to live after Dad passed away in 1994. Mum was a doting Nan to Natalie, Laurie, Rebecca, Justine, Brogan, and Tamara. Mum also became a Granny to Raphael and recently to baby Phoenix. She was very close to and proud of her family.

Mum was a practical, strong, hardworking and house-proud Irish woman. She was an animal lover and enjoyed the company of her family and was a great support to her children and grandchildren. Mum was open-minded and always loved the craic, especially with her grandchildren. Mum’s Catholic faith was important to her and she served in her parish church for many years. She had a close network of friends over the years and loved family get-togethers and meals out, and holidays home and abroad.

Rest in peace Mum, now reunited with Dad, Angela, Sean and all your friends and family who have gone before. We are so lucky and thankful you had such a long and full life with us and we will cherish the memories forever. You will always be the Queen of our family.

Our family would love you to write a message or post a photo on the funeral guide page to be compiled into a special memorial book for Delia.

Donations gratefully received in loving memory of Delia for St John's Community Development Project. Delia regularly attended the social club at St John's for bingo and enjoyed outings, meals out and holidays with the senior citizens' group over many years. To make a donation please click here

**COVID-19 restrictions**
Unfortunately only immediate family (10 people) are still able to attend the funeral service due to COVID-19 restrictions. Lots of people have kindly expressed their wish to say a final goodbye and pay their respects to Delia, for which our family are truly grateful. Delia will be leaving Portland Grove (London SW8) alongside her son, Sean, at 10:00am on 22nd June. Alternatively you can pay your respects to Delia outside the crematorium (address above). If you wish you can watch Delia's funeral via video link using the details below:​

Service Date: 22nd June 2020 at 11:45am​
Service Chapel: West Norwood​
Website: www.obitus.com ​
Username: Jibo3829​
Password: 009284

Carole and Dave Minzey wrote

May your chuckles and laughter reach us here and give strength and peace to all your family.

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Carol Cadby nee Convey wrote

With heartfelt sympathy on the passing of a dear aunt (Delia), also myGodmother and cousin Sean. May they rest in peace.
Loving wishes to the immediate family. Love Carol, Mike, Danielle and Melissa xxxx

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Paddy Carey wrote

God bless Mrs MC and Sean forever rest in peace love paddy Carey and family xx

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kimberley bhagat posted a picture

What a lovely send off we are so sad we couldn't send our love in person. We will miss your smile and your big laughter. Raphy had so much fun with his granny you will be greatly missed by all xx rest in peace wonderful granny D we will forever love you

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Michael Morris wrote

Deepest Sympathies to the McGovern Family on the Loss of Delia and Sean. With Fondest memories of happy times spent together. Sincere condolences, God Bless and give you strength through this tough time. With Love from Mary Gardner (Convey) and Family. Michael,Chris and All. R.I.P Delia and Sean.

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Ian Yates posted a picture

Together again XXX

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Angela and Delia together again X

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Ian Yates wrote

Delia you was special lady, will always remember the holidays, with me and Angela, you with your puzzle book and bags of sweets, having such a good time. Will miss you. Rest in Peace XXX

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Barry, Sue and Scott Laban wrote

We had the pleasure of meeting Delia who will be greatly missed but know her warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. With sincere condolences and our love to you all. xx

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Sidi Saliu wrote

Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. I was lucky to meet Delia and Maureen would often tell me funny things get mum had done. Sending love and prayers. May tommrrow, bring you comfort as you say goodbye and may your happy memories keep you strong. Lots of love Sidi xx

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Bill Gosbee wrote

Rest in peace Delia. A wonderful lady with an amazing outlook on life. You'll be sadly missed.

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Donna Cowdrey wrote

My grandparents lived next door to Delia and John since I was a baby. As a toddler I often used to invite myself in and ask Delia to make me some soup for lunch, it was home from home. What an amazing lady you were and you will be sadly missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing you. God bless and rest in peace x x x

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Lisa Reid wrote

Thinking of you Delia, a wonderfully kind and spirited lady who has raised an amazing family. God bless, love Kaye, George, Lisa and Lamise xxxx

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Happier times lovely mum Delia and Sean Love and miss you both xxx

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Mandy Forman wrote

To a beautiful kind caring lady delia you always had a smile for everyone you will be really missed rip and sleep tight Mandy & family xxxxx

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Eileen Gannon wrote

Precious memories of Aunt Delia. Sadly she was the last remaining Auntie of mine. I fondly remember the McGovern family annual visit to Cloonlara in the sixties and early seventies to visit Aunt Delia’s mother,siblings and extended family in the Swinford area. She was such a jovial big hearted , fun loving lady. We will always cherish our visit for her ninety birthday. I would like to send our condolences to her whole family. May she Rest In Peace.

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Maureen Goss wrote

Still can't believe you are gone, Mum. Miss hearing your voice and listening to you chuckling over a silly joke. Love you always, Maureen xxx

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Delia enjoying the social club at St John’s senior citizens project

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