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Enid Harries

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My dear Mum was a staunch supporter of the RNLI even though we, as a family, had nn real connections with the sea. Mum spent many summer holidays in Suffolk so I suppose developed her love of the sea then. Mum and Dad always ensured we had an annual holiday - by the sea and from that she always recognised what fantastic work the RNLI does. When Mum was immobile I still managed to take her to the sea, to Exmouth, for a holiday and we ALWAYS had to visit the RNLI shop to buy her Christmas cards and other gifts to take home!
Mum was a lovely lady and after her death, I had so many letters describing her as just that! She was extremely shy but when she opened up, she was warm and kind to all her friends. She dearly loved her family and was always very good to them. She had a wicked sense of humour and always made my 3 children laugh when she saw them.
Mum suffered from terrible arthritis in her knees which eventually caused her immobility leading to leg ulcers. On top of this she suffered a heart attack but she never complained about the pain. Mum was always game to go out with the family despite how much effort it took on her part. She enjoyed nothing more than a day at the shops - she sat in her wheelchair, I pushed and loaded her up with all our purchases! We would go to musicals, ballets, pantos - and she loved it all, nothing would stop her! On her 90th birthday, we took her on the London Eye! She protested that she wasn't getting on it, but having done so and completed the trip, she wanted to stay on and go around again!!
Although I was lucky enough to have my Mum for so many years - she was 97 when she passed away - and I know she is in a better place, I wish I could have her back with me! She was such a very huge part of my life - God Bless you Mum, you're always with me and you'll never be forgotten!

Added by: Sue Stonelake on 1 April 2010.

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