Rosemary 'Rose' Hodge (7 Aug 1961 - 13 Jan 2021)

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Medway Crematorium Robin Hood Lane (Upper) Chatham ME5 9QU
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John Weir Funeral Directors Rainham

Together, Sarah and I have written these words to express our love and wishes for our lovely Mum Rose.
We sadly lost Mum on Wednesday the 13th of January 2021.
It is a special thing that Mum was able to let us know her wishes before she died and was able to reach out to those who she loved.
Mum was born on the 7th of August 1961, daughter of Leslie and Kathy Brown. She enjoyed many family holidays with her parents and various family dogs.
Rose married Peter John Hodge at age 19 on 29th May 1981. In 1985 and 1990, they had two daughters- Sarah and Laura.
If there is something everyone knows about Mum, it is just how much she adored her Grandchildren. Sarah and I will weave memories of her through our children’s lives. Duke, Evie, Mylo, Alex and Hope are the luckiest children to have such a loving, kind, funny Nanny.
Together, with our Dad Peter, we thank everyone for the kind words, cards, and thoughts at this incredibly hard time. Sometimes we do not have the words, but know that we appreciate your thoughts and kindness.
If you wish to contact Peter, his number is: 01634 572465.
Please family flowers only, donations to Abigail’s Footsteps. Sadly, as a family- Sarah and Austen’s little boy Mylo was stillborn on 20th January 2020 and they chose the charity Abigail’s Footsteps to support in lieu of flowers. This charity supports bereavement training at Medway Hospital and also provides a family suite to support others going through difficult times. Before her death, Rose specifically mentioned the charity Abigail’s and would like them to benefit instead of flowers; so another family going through the same loss may have the support that we have been shown. Donations can be made via this website or via cheque, which can be sent to Peter or to the Funeral Directors (John Weir, Rainham).
Rose wasn’t particularly one to wear black; but if she did- it was always with a bit of colour and flair. For that reason, you are not obliged to wear black. But a little pink, magenta, coral, a flower here or there and something bright would put a smile on Mum’s face.
Unfortunately, during these difficult times we are somewhat limited on numbers. Both for the funeral service and regarding a wake. In due course, we would like to hold a Celebration of Life for Rose with family and friends when circumstances allow. A big picnic, balloons, bubbles and laughter - just as Rose would have liked. We would of course, love for you to comment or let us know your jokes with Rose, memories and thoughts you shared with her.

Simon and Bernadette Griffin donated £20 in memory of Rosemary

What a lovely lady you were . You will be missed x

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Annesley Bray donated £25 in memory of Rosemary

Remembering Rosie as a young mum with her children.

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Maureen Lee wrote

So sad r.i.p lovley lady knew you from school run myself as a pA to..you always had a happy fce pleasure knowing you hw you were bleesed with yr lovley granchildren gone but not forgotton rose 😘❤😢maureen

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Austen Stevens posted a picture

No focus but the picture shows how much of a fun lady she was. Dancing at mine and Sarah’s wedding x

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Austen Stevens posted a picture

A cheeky story being told no doubt. Loves making her laugh x

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Genuine loving smiles from us both x

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Julie Walton donated £20 in memory of Rosemary

We will miss you forever too the moon and back 💙 💗 xxxx

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Derek Beard donated £40.74 in memory of Rosemary

In memory of Rose Hodge and Mylo Stevens. May peaceful thoughts embrace
you both.

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Laura Guillon donated in memory of Rosemary

My Mum Rose

I cannot rhyme very well,
But these few things I just must tell.
If they are for you or me, I do not know,
But these things I want to say, just before I let you go.

I’ve always said Motherhood hit me like a brick in the face,
I may not have wanted to listen, but you were always there for an embrace.

Somehow you knew what my babies wanted, long before me,
A good example of this is our Daughter Evie’s Iggy.

One thing I can say, without doubt or hesitation,
Is you were always there with the phone, no matter the call duration.

When I was at university, you said you didn’t know what I was explaining,
But without Dad’s and your support, I would’ve never finished my training.

Before you went, you said how proud you were of me,
Of my children, my choices, my life, my degree.

But Mum, none of this compares to how proud I am of you,
Nothing but bravery, commitment, and love shone through.

I cannot hang enough gravity to that one word…‘brave’,
To be anything like this is something I will now crave.

What I wouldn’t give for a kiss or a hug,
An ‘I’m there for you’ cup of tea, wrapped up with the mug.

What I wouldn’t give for a badly spelt Whatsapp,
Or a bit of Avon at Christmas to unwrap.

A morning wake up call with the hoover banging the door,
What I wouldn’t give for that final encore.

I promise to tell my children all about you,
How you would have loved and supported them as they grew.

I hope we did you proud Mum, in those last few days,
Please just know how much we will love you, and will always ❤️

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Thank you everyone for their kind words, pictures and memories of our lovely Mum. Xx

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Tracey Cook donated £10 in memory of Rosemary

In loving memory of Rose x

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Darren Trice wrote

Thinking of u all love Darren n jen

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Hayley Gleeson-Turner donated £10 in memory of Rosemary

Sweet dreams Rose. Thinking of all your loved ones at this sad time. Hayley (Janet's daughter) and family x

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Lorna Rimmer donated in memory of Rosemary

Rest in peace. Although I haven’t seen you for many years, you were always very kind, bubbly and chatty when I used to stay over when Sarah and I were teenagers. You used to make me very welcome for sleepovers and tell us both off if our skirts were too short!
You will always be remembered and moments cherished with your family and friends.

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Lesley & Kevin Burrows donated in memory of Rosemary

RIP Rose, forever in our memories

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Natalie Duricki donated £20 in memory of Rosemary

You were a fantastic woman, and a loving, caring aunty. I will miss you. Rest in Peace. Natalie and Sean x

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Suzanne Latter donated £10 in memory of Rosemary
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Heather Tilston donated in memory of Rosemary

In memory of Rose

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Jennifer Tilston donated £50 in memory of Rosemary

Happy memories of you Rosie

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Megan Tilston donated £30 in memory of Rosemary

megonstilts@yahoo.co.uk

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