Granny you will always be in my heart!
I know you can still hear my thoughts and like you said to Mandy you are only always a thought away.
How we now cherish those words.
Read at the funeral on behalf of Teague:
Joan ,I recall fond memories of some of the times we shared. I will not forget the time when I was giving Joan a lift from town and we got talking on a topic in conversation and I just happened to miss the main turn off to our home. Joan’s response to this was, in her unassuming way,” don’t worry Teague, it just means we can have more time to talk”. ...
part two of Beryl Bears message ....
Joan was a very humble lady and she always put others’ needs before her own. One instance of this – which I think about very often – was when Margaret was very ill. She had to have a serious operation and dearest Joan forfeited her much deserved school holiday to go to Durban to nurse my mother back to health and of course, look after me. Margaret and I w...
This was read on behalf of Beryl.
Sitting here on this cold autumn evening in New Zealand, I reflect on the life of my dear aunt. My earliest recollections of Aunty Joan are those of our holidays to Port Elizabeth. Oh I loved Christmas time when my mother, Margaret and I would fly down to Port Elizabeth to spend Christmas with Joan, John, Denise and Gillian. I had this very special bond wit...
I read this at the funeral on behalf of Wendy...
Whenever I think of you I get two pictures in my mind. One is of you sitting there while we talked, the way you always said "Hmmmm" in such a Joan-like way, while you listened so intently. The other is the way you walked - you swung your hips like a teenager and always had such a bounce to your stride.
We have known each other since I was 16 - ...
cont....for Joan from Angela
A gardener you were in your heart,
With a green and sticky thumb.
A clipping here, a snippet there,
Your garden from everywhere did come.
Write to me, you said one day,
When I was a little girl.
I did, and then your letter came.
I remember that moment still.
And when at school I fell behind,
Patiently you worked with me.
'Come on Ang, you can do it!...
FOR AUNTIE JOAN FROM ANGELA (This was also read at the funeral by myself) - sorry had to load in two parts again.
Through the tears, I remember you,
Our dearest Auntie Joan.
So tall and straight, in sensible shoes,
And a style that was yours alone.
As far back as my memory goes,
You and John were there.
Like matching socks, or table lamps,
Your were quite simply... a pair.
Joan has passed and now our relationship changes. How very present she has been in my life, for as far back as I can remember. How very grateful I am.
I send love, as do Alan and Peter.
(I read this at Grans funeral)
Part two ...cont of what my mom wrote for funeral
I am so thankful for the last week that i had with my mom and that I was there with her throughout her operation.The day after her operation she said to me: 'Isnt it strange - we were all once just young children.'
I know she is happy now because she is with her mother again, and her father, her sister and all her friends - and she alwa...