Taken too soon, a truly missed, loving, kind, caring, strong, inspirational, wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Nan was extremely hard working, an inspirational leader in the NHS, the only female board member to sit on the LGI board at the time.
She was sharp, witty and intelligent. A formidable bridge and card player, Nan would usually finish top in any games and her general knowledge was second to none. Nan was also a keen pianist and church organist. Her superb knitted jumpers and cardigans will be forever cherished.
She managed the monthly local luncheon club which brought together many local elderly people, cooking and providing entertainment and undertook many projects within the local community and supported many charities.
She doted on her family and being a true animal lover, her beloved pets were always well catered for.
Nan was diagnosed out of the blue with pancreatic cancer at the start of December 2020 during the Covid pandemic, and sadly passed away just six weeks later at the age of 71 with so much more to contribute to life.
This horrendous disease urgently needs more funding. Around 80% of pancreatic cancer patients are not diagnosed until the cancer is at an advance stage. Therefore early diagnosis and screening is essential. Only around 25% of those diagnosed survive for at least one year and around 7% survive for five years or more. These are harrowing and terrifying statistics.
Mum, this is for you, in the hope that one day we can beat this terrible disease. May your light shine on.
- £50.00 Jill (to my sister)
- £60.00 Paul Ross
- £60.00 Sara Davies