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Gweneth Emery

1923 - 2019

Wife to the late John, mother to Michele and Juliet, mother in law to Ronaldo and grandmother to Tristan, Claire, Olivia and James. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

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  1. To my beautiful, wise, kind and loving Grandma. I will never forget the joy you brought to my life. Holidays spent in Cape Town as a child, when just being in your presence, with your distinctive and wonderful smell and gentle touch made me feel so much at peace. So loved and cherished. I remember crying myself to sleep when I thought about you having to leave us and go back to England and my mother would have to comfort me and explain that you would be back again. I was always so scared to lose you, and now we finally have. Although I know (and you know) I said my goodbyes in a quiet one on on moment during one of the last few visits, knowing you are really gone still leaves a big hole in my heart. You were so special in so many ways and epitomised the kind and loving qualities one would look for in a grandmother, but with such style, class, elegance and grace – by far outshining all of the other grandmothers I had met. Your wicked sense of humour and contagious laugh would light up the room. You were simply a joy to be around. Never angry. Never in a bad mood. I am so fortunate to have been able to spend so much one on one time with you during the time I lived in the UK. Weekends spent in Blandford are some of my most cherished memories, where we would spend the day doing nothing particularly special, (shopping and eating mostly!), yet it always felt like time well spent. The wisdom and advice you imparted I will carry with me forever. One piece of advice particularly engrained in my memory, from a one on one visit to Sunrise Senior Living was “All you can do is just be true to yourself, and always try to look your best.” There is no grandmother that comes close to you, Grandma. You filled and surpassed the role. I will never ever forget you, and the legacy you left behind will carry on in my heart and soul for the rest of my life on this earth. I love you so much. Rest in peace. Olivia xxx

    Olivia van den Heever

Service Details

Monday, December 9th 2019 - 2:00 pm
St Peter's and St Paul's Church - Blandford
Lesley Shand Funeral Directors

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