1. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,653
    Hampshire
    #1 CeliaW, May 15, 2015
    Last edited: May 16, 2015
    10277063_10203525234482454_4727528598804442227_n.jpg I am sad to have to share with you that my wonderful Mum died in her sleep in the early hours of this morning. I am glad, for her sake, that once her quality of life deteriorated so rapidly over the last couple of weeks, she didn't linger too long and suffer. And my lovely sister, Moira, is looking after her now. They are probably already planning which cloud to sit on to get the best view of Wimbledon Tennis - which they both adored!

    I wondered if I should post about this here and elsewhere, but two things decided me.

    One is that so many of you have given me much valued support and cared enough to ask after Mum over the years and so I wanted you to know. Thank you

    Secondly, whenever I told Mum that I had posted a picture of her on the Internet (either on FB or here) to share with her fans - that really amused and intrigued her. I often passed back comments to her that people made.

    So here's to Mum, she will be hugely missed, join me tonight to raise a glass to her of your favourite tipple ... Mum's was gin or whisky - I will be toasting her in a nice fruity Merlot. The pictures are from a couple of the times when I sneaked her out of Marlborough Lodge, where she spent the last couple of years, down to the local pub - she loved that :)


    Cheers Mum, love you so much xx

    PS - that gin was a double, at her request!
     

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  2. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

    Aug 31, 2003
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    Dundee
    Thinking of you Celia. I'm glad your mum's passing was peaceful.

    The photos are beautiful - an amazing lady. I'm toasting her in Sauvignon Blanc tonight! x
     
  3. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
    7,346
    I am so sorry to hear about your lovely mum. We are never ready for this final step, but I wish you strength for the future.

    Love J xx
     
  4. Tears Falling

    Tears Falling Registered User

    Jul 8, 2013
    637
    Bless you and your family. Raising a cuppa to your mum. :(
     
  5. Essie

    Essie Registered User

    Feb 11, 2015
    566
    Sincerest condolences on your loss Celia but pleased your Mum's passing was peaceful and that her suffering was not prolonged. Beautiful photos, I have a cup of tea beside me so will toast with that if that's OK.
     
  6. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,829
    UK
    I raise my whisky to Celia's mum, may she find a soft comfortable cloud [the none raining sort] directly above SW19. Take care Celia.
     
  7. Dazmum

    Dazmum Registered User

    I am so sorry to hear of your lovely mum' s passing Celia, I loved the photos you posted of her, and to read that her favourite tipple was a gin, a lady after my own heart. I will certainly raise a glass for her tonight. My dad enjoyed a good slurp of a double g and t as well as Wimbledon, so no doubt he will be welcoming her too, glass in hand xxx
     
  8. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    #8 jeany123, May 15, 2015
    Last edited: May 22, 2015
    Celia I am sorry to hear about your lovely mum, Please accept my sympathy
     
  9. garnuft

    garnuft Registered User

    Sep 7, 2012
    6,589
    Oh Celia.
    Your bonny little Mum.
    So very sorry to hear this, glad it was peaceful for her.
    A long life well lived.

    The thought of her and your darling sister reunited is enchanting.

    I wish you peaceful thoughts and happy memories to carry you through the darkest days and nights.

    Loads of love, Gwen XXX
     
  10. BeckyJan

    BeckyJan Registered User

    Nov 28, 2005
    18,972
    Derbyshire
    I am so sorry to read this. My deepest sympathies at this sad and difficult time.
     
  11. Miss Merlot

    Miss Merlot Registered User

    Oct 15, 2012
    3,262
    So sorry to hear Celia - glad you felt able to share...
     
  12. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,535
    North East England
    Oh Celia, your post has brought tears to my eyes, but I want you to know that whenever I saw a photo of your mum she always brought a smile to my face :). She looked like a lovely and very much loved lady. My first thought when I saw your post title was "Oh no, not Celia's mum."

    I'm afraid that I don't drink but I will have an extra large bowl of crisps this evening in her honour!

    Much love xx
     
  13. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,490
    Female
    Near Southampton
    Celia, I am so very sorry to read of your mother's passing. I am so glad that it was peaceful though, in your sleep must be the best way to die. She seemed an amazing and lovely lady and looked so much younger than her years. My heartfelt sympathy. xxx


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  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,649
    Kent
    My condolences.
     
  15. Soobee

    Soobee Registered User

    Aug 22, 2009
    2,734
    South
    Sorry to read that your mum has died. Thank you for posting a photo of her, she looked lovely.
     
  16. SisterAct

    SisterAct Registered User

    So sorry for your loss Celia.
    A lovely photo of your Mum.
    Thinking of you all
    Luv
    Barb & Polly
    xxxx
     
  17. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
    9,322
    Female
    East Kent
    I am so sorry Celia , sending you my Condolences
    Thank you for the lovely photos of your Mum
     
  18. Nanak

    Nanak Registered User

    Mar 25, 2010
    1,973
    Brisbane Australia
    What beautiful photos Celia. My condolences
     
  19. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 8, 2005
    15,975
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm so sorry to hear your news. Those are lovely photos and sure to bring a smile to one's face. My condolences to you and your family.
     
  20. DeborahBlythe

    DeborahBlythe Registered User

    Dec 1, 2006
    9,222
    I'm very sorry for your loss Celia. Your photos reminded me a little of my own mother. I am so glad your mother's passing was peaceful. Sending you kind thoughts at this sad time. x
     

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