Mum, Nan, Grape, Fanny, a wonderful woman known by so many different names sadly passed away on 24th June, peacefully and with grace. She leaves behind a devoted, if not slight dysfunctional family who she adored and who adored her equally. She would always tell you the truth, whether it was what you wanted to hear or not, she stood shoulder to shoulder with us all during our hard times, but would never admit to her own, she could not bear the thought of anyone worrying about her, and independent and stubborn one!.
Since her passing we have discovered she was an avid collector of drills, hacksaws and other tools, we are not quite sure what they were for! but there were hundreds. Enough wool to knit blankets for a sub continent, and more knives and forks than can be found on a cruise ship! And lets not forget the new Eco-systems growing in the out of date food found in the back of the cupboards, some of which I believe we could have applied for heritage status on...... yep that old.
A straight talking woman whose favourite movie quote was " and he has a big knob!", she would at time shouted it out in her sleep, god only knows was she was dreaming about. Love Actually was her favourite film, as "love is all around us", and will always be, we will forever feel that warmth, and the occasional clip around the ear if we are misbehaving!
She will be so sorely missed and leaves behind many broken hearts that will heal in time, as she is in the hearts of all and she will heal us from the inside.
Beloved Mother to Dee, Julia, Andrew, Joanne and Rudi. Sister to Peter. Nan to Darren, Kayleigh, Milly, CJ, Emily, Tamzin and Jade. Grape to Leah, Ella, Oliver, Freya, Sapphire, Thomas, Gethin, Cian and Madi.
She will be dearly missed and forever in the hearts of us all.
A service will be held on 16th July at Portchester Crematorium, due to Covid-19 the numbers are limit to 20, so it is an invitation only do, dress code is happy ( what ever makes you happy, but please wear something, she was not into nudism!), no black please. Flowers and Tributes to Lee Fletcher Funeral Services, 95 High St, Cosham, Portsmouth PO6 3AZ.
Donations are also welcome, we have not decided on where any donations would go, so please feel free to nominate to your own charity, these can also be sent direct to Lee Fletcher or to the address in Cromer Road