Donate in memory of
In loving memory of June Walby known to many as Atte who sadly passed away on 15th June 2021 just after her 91st birthday. Atte was a special member of the Walby family as a Mum, Mum-in-law, Nan, Great Nan and Great Great Nan. She was also the last surviving Harris sibling and a well-remembered aunt.
Atte was a strong and healthy lady who touched the hearts of many with her kindness and selflessness, and after losing her husband Stanley 33 years ago, carried on making a difference by helping others; knitting for babies, volunteering in the Cats Protection League shop, regularly donating to charities, and enjoying time with the great grandchildren as she and Stan had done with the grandchildren.
Sadly in 2018 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was no longer able to manage on her own. After a time in Robert Bean Care home, and then Copper Beeches Care home, her last two years were spent at Darland House Care home, where the staff made her final years as comfortable as possible under the restrictions of COVID and the gradual decline in her health, and the family will be always grateful to them all for ensuring she was safe and cared for. Now she is at peace.
We would be grateful if floral tributes are replaced by a donation to Alzheimer’s Society to help others living with dementia.
The funeral is a woodland grave at Chatham cemetery; please feel free to dress in celebration of Atte’s life in any colour you choose.