Thursday 14 July 2011


This week, our family has suffered a huge loss. Jean, Stuart's Mum, died early Monday morning. Stuart had seen her on Sunday, spoken to her Sunday evening on the phone, and all was well. By the early hours of Monday morning, she had suffered a massive heart attack, and our world was turned upside down.

Jean was a remarkable woman. A talented woman with her painting, knitting, gardening, cooking She was the only person I know who could keep a parlour palm alive, and make them thrive! She would knit at an amazing speed, combining colours in wonderful ways through her fair isle knitting, we are all so proud of our "Grandma jumpers" She had just started going into a local school to help with needlework class, and had been quite a hit with them. She also made the most fabulous scones, through no recipe!

But talents aside, she was so warm and welcoming, gentle and loving, hardworking, and a rock for all those around her. Family was her everything, and she was everything to her family.

It has shocked me that the world is still turning without Jean there, really! And I know I am not alone in that feeling. She truly was an inspirational woman, and will be very, very sorely missed by us all.


  1. I know that feeling - like the Stop all the clocks poem. Sending you all blessings of peace. She does sound like a wonderful woman and you have good and happy memories to share. xxx

  2. Sending huge hugs to you all xxxxx

  3. Sending hugs and love to you all xxx

  4. So sorry for your loss, it certainly is hard to comprehend how the earth still goes round without certain people still on it :-(

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, we do collect caterpillars too and watch them hatch but due to school terms it is great having a resource where you can time it so that they hatch within a term and have the right food ready for them :-)

  5. So sorry for your terrible loss. Jean sounds like a special lady X

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of such a special lady, sending you all love and strength xxx

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. Blessings of peace to you and your family.


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