Monday, 26 March 2012

oh dear ... lost my dear aunt


good afternoon to you all and hope you all had a great weekend ... we have finally said goodbye to my dear Mum's sister in New Zealand ... I have been busy making her cards to send over since we were told that she was terminally ill ... she actually came over to visit the family last year aged 89 years !! and we have fond memories of that time ... she wanted to "make" christmas and she did so we should be happy at that ...

Her funeral is tomorrow @ 12 noon and as it is a bit far to go I am going to meet up with my dear Mum and visit Portsmouth Cathedral to light a candle


I have printed off the obituary that was printed in the New Zealand Herald and made it into a little memory tag to take down to Mum and also printed off the "feather poem" don't know if you all know of the poem but I think it is lovely ...



by the way her name was actually Florence but I never knew that until recently ...  we all knew her as Fay ... Florence Alice Young (her maiden name)



23 comments:

Cards by Alison said...

Sandy sorry to hear your sad news. At least you have happy memories from when she visisted. Love to you and the family. Alison xxx

kay said...

sorry to hear this sandy,hugs to and your family,x

Mau xx said...

So sorry to hear your news Sandy, My thoughts are with you all especially your mum xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

karen said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Sandy, what a lovely poem though and its good you got to see her last year, hugs,Karenx

Flowergirl said...

So sorry to hear this Sandy, it must be hard to be so far away. The poem is beautiful, thinking of you and your family x
Wendy x

Annette said...

sorry to hear your sad news Sandy big hugs. Florence is my favourite name x

coops said...

so sorry to hear your sad news sandy.thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

xx coops xx

rosie said...

sorry to hear your sad news too Sandy. (am going throught the same thing at the moment)
beautiful poem x

Gemma said...

Sorry to hear such sad news hunni & thinking of you & your family!!

By the way the poem is absolutely beautiful & brought a tears to my eyes..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Alizabethy said...

what a beautiful poem and lovely way to remember a special lady!

Dawn said...

sorry to hear your sad news, thinking about you. x

ALI said...

Sorry about your sad news but the poem is lovely.

applejack cards by sue said...

Mornin' Sandy, I am very sorry for your loss. A lovely poem.

alifrew said...

Sad news, thinking of you. Lots of love xx

craftyeyes said...

soo sorry to hear about your sad news xx

Lorna's crafty creations said...

Sorry to hear your sad news Sandy,lovely poem

Hugs Lorna xx

GoonerGirl said...

What a lovely keepsake for such a sad occasion. Chris xx

Wendy L said...

A sad time for you all. A nice way of attending her funeral in spirit. xxx

craftybirdlisa said...

Sandy, please pass my condolences to your Mum, I am sending hugs to you all. Gorgeous keepsakes for your Mum. My Nan was called Florence and I have a collectable bear (Named Florence) in her memory. Hugs Lisa xx

Heike said...

I am so sorry Sandy. Sending you hugs.
Heike xx

Tina said...

Sorry to hear your sad news, thinking of you at this sad time. Tinaxx

sparklingblackrose said...

Aww Sandy I am sorry *big cuddles* Elaine-xxx-

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear your news

Big hugs xx