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Rosemary Gillespie (Romey)

Devoted wife of Jim, much loved mum of Alison and to Dave, Nick and to Rachael and the late Sarah and to Spanner.
Treasured Nanny of Emily, Eddie, Sienna, Amy, Big Chloe and Chloe.


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  1. Simply the best Mum and Nanny!

    Love always

    Ali, Dave & Emily xxx

    Alison
  2. A true lady. Always loving and caring. Will forever be in my heart and memories. Love always.
    Tom. X

    Tom
  3. To my Darling nanny, I miss you a lot , I will miss your Sunday roast dinner nanny, I will miss our jokes on my phone when we say hello my darling hello my darling, grandad does not do it the same as my nanny , but he’s good at tennis, nanny at play time today at school I was really good at my kicking you could see me from heaven I know you said ,well done my eddie, I want to be grown up boy now to make you proud of me nanny, I love you my nanny so so much , I miss saying goodnight on the phone we have never missed a good night, so good night nanny , love from eddie Ron frying pon , I will keep talking to you in my head .xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Eddie Ron Gillespie
  4. Dear Mum,

    I couldn’t of asked for a better up bringing, you were such a kind, generous, caring person, who always thought of others first. You were always in a happy mood & never let things get you down in life. I’m very privileged to of had such a special mum, you definitely were simply the best.
    I will miss you so much & love you forever…

    I thank you for being my mum.❤❤❤

    Nick Gillespie (Son)
  5. My beautiful Nanny Rome, words will never explain this loss. I’ll forever treasure your laughter and smiles. Our family Sundays, lunches out and get-togethers will never been the same. But I will forever treasure the love and care you gave to all those surrounding you. You were always the brightest star in our families darkest days. But now you will be our brightest star in the sky. I am so sad you have left, but so grateful that you can be with Auntie Sarah. Rest peacefully Nanny Rome… Love you forever and until we meet again, Sweetdreams xx

    Amy (Granddaughter)
  6. There are no words to describe just how wonderful you was. You had an infectious smile and you was always laughing, I will miss our family get togethers and your smashing home made sausage rolls!

    We will all miss you dearly, until we meet again. Love you lots, big Chloe xxxxxx

    Chloe
  7. Aunty Romey il never forget your infectious laugh and your phone calls to mum with all the latest gossip. Going to bingo and then having a win and sharing it with aunty Anne. Such a special caring lady and always so happy. Now you’re at peace with Sarah and I promise to look after your brother Ooie. Sleep tight aunty Romey xx
    Amie xx

    Amie Lundqvist (Dando)
  8. Always up for a chat and a free cake for lucas. We will miss her forever

    Daniel
  9. Mum, I couldn’t of asked for a better mother in law I’m devastated the only comfort I feel at the moment is that your now with Sarah ❤️ your infecious laugh was simply uplifting to any down moments we had, you took me into your family open armed and from the first day we met you made me feel so welcome, it didn’t bother you in the slightest that I had two children when I met Nick and you never once forgot them! Took them under your wing and included them in every part of your life, I’m truly grateful for this and it was all I ever wanted, then came along our Eddie Ron! It wasn’t the best start for him but again you held our family together with the support of dad (Jim). We had our girl Sienna and she is already missing your cakes! You loved watching her dancing and gymnastics in your living room, often you and grandad would say ouch how do you do that sisi , your grand children gave you so much joy and you were so proud of all of them, you were the most kindest generous women I know, we’ve had some great giggles around the dinner table you would laugh we would all start and not be able to stop!!! Keep smiling wonderful lady your with our Sarah now, goodnight love you always Rach xxxx

    Rachel Gillespie
  10. Condolences to Jim and all the family on the loss of Romey, we will miss our weekly calls with Romey she always brightened our Wednesday our love and thoughts go out to you all
    From all at Corfe Castle Village Stores xx

    Sharon Mayo
  11. My lovely auntie who looked after Martin and I when my dad passed good memories of you and auntie Mary , even when we moved away you welcomed us always for a Sunday lunch even if you had a houseful you were the heart of the family ! Fond memories of staying with you on the school holidays with Sarah Ali and nick ! Our last conversation was only a couple of weeks ago and we were chatting as we both loved to chat and how boring life was your last words to me were ‘ love to you all ‘ I was lucky to have you as my aunt you will Iive on in your beautiful grandchildren and family who you were incredibly proud of ! Miss your laugh fly high with Sarah and your siblings x never forget you xx

    Emma (niece )
  12. Dearest Romey
    Can’t believe you are no longer here.
    You always had a smile even in our darkest days and managed to make us chuckle with laughter.
    You helped me raise chloe after your beautiful daughter Sarah passed away and she has turned into a beautiful caring person that we are all proud of .
    I shall miss the supply of sausage rolls and cakes but take great comfort that I know you Sarah are now back together,laughing and chuckling .

    Love you always

    Spanner

    SPANNER
  13. Recalling memories of our childhood and times we spent together growing up in Kimmeridge. Latterly I loved visiting her in the shop. She was one of life’s givers. Rest in Peace Romey. Xx

    Gwen Castle
  14. My lovely and supportive sister-in-law, Romey. You will be missed by so many people xxx

    Susan Dando
  15. Dearest Rome

    In life you were an angel, now an angel for ever.

    We will never stop loving you xxx

    Buster and Caroline
  16. Rome
    Loved you as a neighbour
    Many Happy Memories
    Rest in Peace
    Gill, Rod and Family
    xx

    Gill Webb
  17. Dear Bubbs,
    I can’t believe your gone, but I couldn’t have asked for a better nan. Thank you for always being there for me. I’m going to miss our weekly phone calls where you catch me up on all the latest gossip as well as the roast dinners, cakes and sausage rolls you made. You were so strong and we had a good laugh together. I hope that now you are with mum, keeping her company.

    I love you so much, you’ll forever be in my heart.

    Chloe x

    Chloe
  18. Such a warm & caring lady, always had time for a chat, a gossip and a chuckle! Sending our love & thoughts to all the family xx
    Nick, Julie, Joanne & Emily
    Kimmeridge

    Nick & Julie Ford
  19. Our dear friend Rome, the kindest and most generous person. You have always made us feel part of your family and we have many treasured memories of our times together.
    We love and miss you so much.

    Ray and Janice xx

    Ray and Janice
  20. Dearest Romey.
    Such an amazing lady.
    We will miss the spontaneous calls that would last for an hour and of course your laugh!
    She brightened up any room!
    Always in our thoughts. ❤️
    Wiz, Aaron, Holly, Max, Mia
    Sonia and Bernard
    Xxx

    Wiz
  21. Dearest Rome,
    Always thinking of you
    we will both miss you so much
    Your loving sisters
    Anne & Elaine
    Xxxx

    Anne & Elaine ( sisters)
  22. I’ll never forget how very welcoming Romy was when we first moved to the village, her infectious laugh nearly always being the first thing you heard as you got near.

    Sleep peacefully lovely lady and send our love to Sarah.

    Rose and Mike xxx

    Rose and Mike
  23. On behalf of the Surfing Community and the Wessex Surf Club who new and loved Romey who will be missed greatly. Romey was always so warm and welcoming to the Surfing community when she,along with Sarah ran the Cafe at Kimmeridge, we only ever ordered one thing the Kimburger and chips which after a hard days Surfing was heaven to us along with Romeys laughter.Her kindness was evident when Surfers “forgot” their money, they would still get a Kimburger and pay next time, a morning surf followed by a Kimburger then another surf, was known as the” Kimmeridge experience” to us surfers, it just wouldnt have been the same with anyone but Romey,All our love The Surfers xxxx

    GUY PENWARDEN
  24. Dear Romey when you couldn’t get hold of Wendy you would always phone us to find out if she was O.K.thats how caring you were. We always had a laugh when we talked.keep your fun and laughter up with the angels..GOD BLESS YOU ROME you will be safe in God’s care. You will be missed by so many, but always in their hearts.

    Joy and Ken xxxx
  25. Our condolences to Jim and all Romey’s family.
    We first met Romey when we went to Kimmeridge and called in for tea and cake at the Kimmeridge cafe.
    The first thing you heard on opening the door was the laughter and then a big welcoming smile.
    Sunday lunches were the best with Dorset apple cake and cream to follow.
    Anne also worked with Romey at Williams the bakery in Wareham, so many laughs along the way.
    On our days off she would say call in for coffee and cake at her house. Lovely memories of a lovely lady.
    Anne and John

    John & Anne Wareham.
  26. My dear cousin Romey. what a lovely lady. l am so glad she was my cousin and friend. l miss our phone calls each week remembering happier times when we played together as children.
    God Bless rest in peace xx

    Wendy
  27. Lovely Romey, you & Jim were the personification of community in kimmeridge, always welcoming and full of love and laughter,
    nothing was to much trouble.
    I’ll never forget how much we loved coming down to the shop to see you and Sarah ,you always had free sweets for all the kids( must have cost a fortune) and the best tea and cake, and always time for a chat. It was a sad day When you and Jim left the village and it has not been the same since. You will always be in our hearts and minds . Lots of love pat rose Laura and joe xxxx

    Rose ward
  28. Dear Auntie Romey, sorry I can’t be there to wave you off tomorrow.
    I will be thinking of you, uncle Jim, Ali and Nick and families.
    Thank you for all the wonderful memories.
    I will miss you
    Lots of love ,
    Tracy xxx

    Tracy Hardy
  29. Auntie Romey
    I will miss you
    I will always remember your laughter with all the aunties and uncles .
    I will miss the tasty cakes and treats you use to make.
    I send my love to uncle Jim and the family tomorrow I’ll be thinking of you all .
    Lots of love
    Louise xxx

    Louise Hardy ( Nice )
  30. My beautiful auntie Rome, you were always the best tonic. So sad that I never got to see you over the last year. I will miss your contagious laughter and your kindness. We will be thinking of uncle Jim, Nick, Rachel, Ali and Dave and families tomorrow and sending lots of love to you all xxxx

    Tracy King
  31. Dear Rome,

    Another loving sister lost.

    You will be missed.

    All our love
    Trev, Veen and Becky
    xxx

    Trevor Dando

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