compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion
SO ALSO in DEATH
Friday 26th October, in the grounds of her
most favourite church - St Mary, Kelling.
The Mother that bore me finally at peace with her GOD.
Joan was born – in her own words – “a plain Yorkshire lass” – and subsequently moved
south with her family during the 1930s. Having met and married Lou – to whom she
was married for 61 years – Michael and Frances were both born in London before the
family moved to Hertfordshire. It was during this time that Joan passed her driving test.
– a Riley Elf – and began to visit places
along the North Norfolk coast. Lou’s
mother’s family had moved from West
Scotland to North Norfolk – also during
the 1930s. They liked it so much that they
decided to retire here in the early 1970s.
Her Yorkshire accent had most certainly
become tinged with a Norfolk one over the
years. She was a fine seamstress - made her
own clothes and soft furnishings and
worked for several years in an antiques
shop in Holt where she indulged
her keen interest in – and knowledge of
bone china. Joan was a regular churchgoer and
loved this church in Kelling. Following Lou’s death she gradually became too frail and
unable to attend. For the later years of her life she was cared for by Frances and she died
peacefully holding Frances’s hand.
"Don't CHANGE the world - CHANGE WORLDS" - said St. Francis of Assisi
"Joan and Lou" most certainly did that - and the stained glass window of St Mary will, forever and a day, provide testament to that fact - during their final 40 years together in Holt.
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