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Br Richard CSsR - his loving Mother RIP...

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Br Royston CSsR, Fr Denis CSsR and Br Richard CSsR

Mom’s death: Brother Richard Maidwell, C.Ss.R.

Today my sister Kay and I laid our Mother to rest in Alton Cemetery after a Requiem Mass celebrated in our Chawton house chapel by Fr Denis McBride, C.Ss.R.

Mom had been living in Alton in Brendoncare Nursing Home for the past 4 years. Prior to that she lived in Bighton with my sister after coming to England from Zimbabwe where she lived most of her life. She was born in Poona, India, but left with her parents as a little girl. In Bulawayo Zimbabwe Mom met Ambrose Maidwell, my Father, where they married in December 1940.

They had three children. Roy and Keith, and then a good few years later, myself. Mom’s married life was devoted to her husband, children, home and garden. She was a loving caring woman who loved animals especially dogs and was an active member of the SPCA for many years.

After Dad died Mom moved into a retirement home and a few years later married Jack Allam. They were together just 4 years when Jack died. Eventually Mom moved to England in 2011 and settled here with Kay, my eldest brother’s wife, my brother Roy having died 20 years earlier.

Mom died at the nursing home on Holy Saturday at 21:30. May she rest in peace.