Weʼre raising £5,000 to give my mother's grave a proper headstone and cover outstanding funeral and other costs.
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We are raising money towards a proper headstone for my mother Constance ("Connie") Stanton who died somewhat unexpectedly at the end of November 2017 (albeit at a ripe old age) of Parkinson's Disease and complications, after a full life.
She was a schoolmistress. Some former pupils and staff of Glenmoor and Summerbee schools in Bournemouth will remember her as their Domestic Science teacher. She was also a GCSE. O and A level examiner. When younger she was an enthusiastic and well qualified ballroom dancer. In later life she sold linen at craft fairs as a non-profit hobby. She was energetic, always cheerful, always positive. She was also extremely loyal.
To our surprise, when she died we found she had practically no cash. There are ongoing delays in obtaining probate. I therefore am having to run a large house to on a very meagre state pension. So as well as the headstone, there are substantial bills outstanding And now I too have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.
So we are asking for help to provide a proper memorial for my mother and meet our obligations. We are a family of only children so there aren't relations who could rally round.
Thank you for reading this far, and very much for any help you can give us.
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Feb 5, 2019
Feb 5, 2019
Great idea David. Pleased to donate in memory of Connie
Feb 2, 2019
Something to start you off
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I am Connie's only son. She was also an only child as was her husband my father. So there aren't (or weren't) many of us to rally round! And I am retired myself now.