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Pauline Jesty

A much loved mother of Nick, Jo and to Jean and Joan. A dear grandmother of seven and great grandmother of eleven who will be sadly missed.


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  • British Red Cross
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  1. We donate in memory of Granny. Her life having spanned a century of drastic change, her experiences were fascinating to hear about. She was a force to be reckoned with, likely long before it was considered acceptable for a woman to be a force to be reckoned with. Despite any setbacks, she was always an indomitable spirit. I wish for my own daughters to carry some of her spirit with them.

    Sophy, Val, Emi & Pippa
  2. Mother will be much missed by so many. A tough survivor of foster childhood in Jersey (though by all accounts “Auntie” Clara was a wonderful surrogate mother to her in St Helier), and then, at age 20, a hectic evacuation to England followed by four years of a very hard war. Throughout their marriage she provided constant care to Nick’s and my father, John, who was chronically disabled, indeed through to the late 1970s. While she could certainly be awkward, quite often!, underneath and perhaps too often hidden, there was always the foundation of caring. If she had understood our present problems. they would probably seem to her just a temporary upset compared with what she had seen in her own lifetime: something to be simply defeated by sheer grit!

    Joan and I will miss her a lot…

    Jo
  3. I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the news. My grandfather, Lester Kendall, lived to 100. There’s something special about amazing people like that. I’m glad you got to have her for so many years and I know you will miss her.
    In Christ,

    April Jestings
  4. Our condolences to all of Pauline’s family. Best wishes, Tineke and Peter Gill

    Tineke and Peter Gill
  5. Granny was a special woman – strong and feisty, and adventurous. I’m happy to have had her in my life for all these years, and hope that I’ve inherited some of her resilience (and certainly her longevity!). My thoughts and love are with you all – Nick and Jo, her other grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. May she rest in peace.

    Gillian Wells
  6. Dear Pauline

    We will all miss you at Christmas lunch, you were a part of our Christmas day for such a long time. I hope your on the other side sipping a sherry while having a cruise. I still have no exciting gossip and scandal to tell you though!

    Love and hugs

    Nikki and Jasmine xx

    Nikki Carrington
  7. MY DEAR MOTHER INLAW, THESE PAST 11YRS I HAVE KNOWN YOU, I HAVE BEEN AMAZED AT HOW STRONG, INDEPENDENT. AND LOVING LADY YOU ARE. HOW YOU GOT ON WITH MY FAMLY SO WELL ON OUTINGS SHOPPING. MEALS OUT. HOW YOU LOVED MY LITTLE DOGS THOUGH YOU WERE NOT KEEN AT FIRST THEY DID SO LOVE SITTING UPON YOU. WE WILL MISS THOSE TIMES.

    BLESS YOU X X

    JEAN JESTY
  8. We shall greatly miss you, Pauline, and celebrate your forthright and positive approach in your long and very full life and all your kindness and hospitality to us at Roke and subsequently. Such happy memories of your wonderful 100th birthday.
    May you now rest in peace.
    With much love from us all,
    Diane, Sarah, Jonathan, Martyn, Helen and all the members of our families.

    Diane, Jonathan and Helen Jesty and Sarah and Martyn Coomer
  9. Well Mother this is your special day. For years you have been telling us ” don’t get old dear it’s devil ! ”
    So nearly made your 101st birthday here on earth – something you’ll have to celebrate with the angels up there in the sky amongst the stars in heaven. We will return to Jersey where your childhood memories are strongest and scatter your ashes upon the sea. Sleep well we’ll be thinking of you. XXX

    NICK
  10. Dear Granny, I’m touched to be able to donate to the British Red Cross in your name as I know the organisation had great meaning to you and as I’m currently part of it myself it is extra special.
    We shall miss your singing, the way you always answered the phone ‘471250’ and cheerful well wishes, I would have much news to share with you.
    My love to all of our family at this time and may we find time to meet and celebrate your life properly in better circumstances.
    All of our love, hugs and kisses as always x x x x

    Holly, Scott and Milo

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