Donate in memory of
Imelda Margaret Reynolds
Imelda or Mel was above all a person with a big heart. She was passionate, involved and sometimes a fiery redhead.
Her love for travel saw her navigate the globe visiting and living in more countries than even Judith Chalmers. She would talk fondly of her visits and entertained the nurses and carers who looked after her in her last days with her tales of travels and exploits.
She never let her illness stop her and was even planning a “road trip” on a truck across Africa for this year (much against the advice of her siblings).
Her love and zest for life meant that she dumbfounded her medical teams by fighting through five bouts of cancer and still remaining smiling and positive and would always answer an enquiry about her health with a typical “Oh I’m fine, how are you?”
Her steely determination saw her rise through the ranks of journalism and led to her settling in Jakarta where she headed up her own NGO. She used her money wisely and was able to buy properties in many corners of the globe.
What has been a comfort to us as a family is the well wishes we have received from all over the world; she was loved and liked in equal measure by anyone who met her. Imelda’s generosity has been a consistent theme in these messages. She’d already given a great deal to other charities including cancer research but was very grateful to Marie Curie and Farleigh in her last difficult few weeks. That is why we have set up this donation page. Please do not send flowers but if you wish please give to our cause so we can in some small way, thank the carers who bring much peace to their patients and support to their families. You can donate directly through this website or send a cheque made out to the charity with Imelda's name on the back to Cara Field, Co-op Funeral Directors, 60 The Green, Writtle, Essex CM1 3DU
Imelda, Mel, Ginger Nut, Copper Head , Sister, Mother, Wife, Friend, Journalist, Singer, Tree Climber whatever you call her just remember her and smile.