Dear all of mum's new friends at Iddenshall,
It was never mum's wish to end her life away from her home, however, the ease with which she settled into Iddenshall and the lack of any agaitation to return is a testament to the wonderful care and affection she recieved from you all.
Hopefully you all caught glimpses of mum's wonderful character and sense of humour which shone through despite her ill health. There are many wonderful moments from the last few difficult weeks that we will cherish forver. It was so comforting to that she had formed strong relationships with so many of the staff. You are all very special and you perform your work in such a commited and caring way, preserving dignity and comfort at a difficult time in many people's lives.
It's strange to think that someones possesions end up in one little room, however, 'Room 8' had such a feeling of peace and tranquilty and very much became to feel like mums home. It very much supports the concept that the home really is all about the person and not about possesions.
We all wish to thank you as a family for the support and comfort you have shown to us all over the last few weeks. I especially would like to thank Laura who's care was exceptional and who's companionship and friendship will never be forgotten.
I cannot name everyone individually, however, I hope you will all know that everyone one of you both day and night, including the activities team, the catering team, the domestic staff and the gardeners have become very special to us as you have all taken part in what was a priviledged time in our lives.. to say goodbye to a very special lady.
All the family