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Obit: Mary Silver (2013)

11 May 13 - 03:16 PM (#3513922)
Subject: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Leadfingers

While sharing a joke with her nurses , this morning my Old Mum went to join my late Father . She was ready to go after 97 years so we will celebrate her life , NOT mourn her death !


11 May 13 - 03:19 PM (#3513925)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Stilly River Sage

I'm so sorry to read this, and am sure you will manage to celebrate her life.

Maggie


11 May 13 - 03:21 PM (#3513926)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Effsee

Deepest condolences Terry. I remember her well from our brief meeting over 40 years ago. She certainly had a splendid innings.


11 May 13 - 03:21 PM (#3513927)
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From: Megan L

Jings lad it doesn't seem that long since we were comparing notes on 93 year olds lots of good memories.


11 May 13 - 03:29 PM (#3513931)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST,Frug

Terry have a great celebration for your moms wonderful knock!


11 May 13 - 03:34 PM (#3513932)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: My guru always said

So sorry to hear this news TErry, but it sounds like there's a lot of your Mum's life that can be celebrated! Positive thoughts, love & hugs,
Hil xx


11 May 13 - 03:38 PM (#3513934)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: gnu

Oh my goodness, T. What a wonderful way to leave. I have tears rolling down my cheeks. Thanks for sharing this. Be well, good friend.

Gary


11 May 13 - 03:45 PM (#3513938)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST

When it comes time to go, that sounds like just about the right way to go. Condolences to you and the family.

Some years back some friends told of how the Grandpa of their family reached into his late eighties hale and hearty, pushed back from Sunday dinner one day, said "that was good", and ceased to be.


11 May 13 - 03:49 PM (#3513942)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: jacqui.c

There certainly is a lot to celebrate. I counted Mary as a friend and looked forward to visiting her whenever I was in Newark.

She was amazing - her sense of mischief was always there and visits always lasted a lot longer than planned. She was annoyed, one time, that the audio books that were brought in from the travelling library were what were thought to be 'suitable' for her age. She found a lot of them boring and wanted something more exciting. Another time, on a trip into Waitrose, we came across Hemp Oil and she reckoned that would be difficult to smoke! Mary taught me a lot about not judging by age!

Over the time I knew her she lost a lot of her sight and became more housebound but her mind was still sharp and her sense of humour never left her.

I am so glad that she left with a joke on her lips. A fitting end for a wonderful lady.

Selfishly, I will miss her on my visits now but know, because she told me, that she was ready to go.


11 May 13 - 03:49 PM (#3513943)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: frogprince

Last post was an old froggy.


11 May 13 - 03:51 PM (#3513945)
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From: frogprince

well, Next-to-the-last post, unless someone else pops in quick


11 May 13 - 04:02 PM (#3513949)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: kendall

Terry, my friend, I hope when my time comes that I can leave just as your wonderful Mum did.
I met her a couple of years ago, and I thought she was delightful. Bright and cheerful. R.I.P. Mary Silver.


11 May 13 - 04:03 PM (#3513950)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: maeve

Terry, I thank you for sharing your mother with me. It has been a joy to send messages and photos of our wee chickens to such a delightful lady. She and your dad made a good job of raising their family, and her children returned the favor by taking good care of her.


11 May 13 - 04:03 PM (#3513952)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: RoyH (Burl)

Commiserations Terry, and condolences to the rest of your family. You are right to clebrate the life of such a fine lady, who died with a joke on her lips. May she rest in peace. ROY,


11 May 13 - 04:30 PM (#3513962)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: kendall

I understand she liked my book and my CD, Beginners Luck.


11 May 13 - 04:47 PM (#3513968)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)

Sorry to hear this Terry. Condolences from us both; we'll be thinking of you.

Mick & Rhiannon


11 May 13 - 05:10 PM (#3513974)
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From: catspaw49

As the saying goes, "Always leave them laughing."

My condolences of course but it sounds like there will be a tremendous life to celebrate. Fill the hole in your heart with those memories.


Spaw


11 May 13 - 05:24 PM (#3513977)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Maryrrf

Terry, I'm so sorry to hear this, but at the same time I know that she was ready to go, and I'm glad it happened quickly and painlessly. She was a wonderful lady and it was a true privilege to have known her. She lived a long and happy life, cheerfully meeting whatever challenges she faced and enjoying the simple pleasures to the fullest, and she radiated good will and benevolence. RIP, Mary.


11 May 13 - 05:41 PM (#3513982)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: CET

Terry,I Am very sorry to hear of your loss but thankful that your mother was with people who cared for her. I get some idea of who your mother was from this thread but even more from having known you.

Edmund


11 May 13 - 05:47 PM (#3513983)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST

Terry, your Mum sounds like a wonderful person indeed and I know you will hang on to a lot of great memories. You are in my thoughts.


Nancy


11 May 13 - 06:35 PM (#3513990)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: JennieG

Sorry to hear this, Terry.....peace, my friend.

JennieG


11 May 13 - 08:22 PM (#3514031)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: Richard Atkins

Terry, from the above my loss not meeting your Mum.
Next time we meet I will buy you a pint for us to raise to a special lady.


11 May 13 - 08:58 PM (#3514036)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Joe Offer

I'm sorry, Terry.
May she rest in peace.

-Joe-


11 May 13 - 09:14 PM (#3514040)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver
From: gnu

T... I have been following this thread and clicking on it every time there is a new post. It's obvious that yer mum was a truly special lady. I knew that before this thread but I am rather touched by these posts as it affirms that others know it, as the case should be. These are a true tribute to her and her spirit and to you and yours.


11 May 13 - 10:48 PM (#3514068)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Elmore

Sorry for your loss. Glad you had so many years together.


11 May 13 - 10:52 PM (#3514069)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Alice

Terry, your mum sounds like an amazing lady who had a gift for laughter. I'm glad you had her in your life for so long.


12 May 13 - 01:58 AM (#3514101)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Amos

Well here's to the AUld Gal, with thanks for what she turned out in Leadfingers, and a life well lived.

Keep yer eyes peeled, Terry, she may be back before you know it.


12 May 13 - 03:36 AM (#3514117)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST,vectis

Sorry to hear this Terry. Have a good wake that she would have enjoyed and a real old celebration of all the good times.
Hugs (((((((((((((((((((Terry))))))))))))))))))


12 May 13 - 07:10 AM (#3514152)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST,flying cat

Sorry to hear the news Terry, she was a fine lady and you'll miss her. I'm glad she died with a smile on her lips. A good way to leave this world.
Moira and Malc x


12 May 13 - 10:56 AM (#3514212)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Hovering Bob

Sad news indeed. I have many happy memories of Mary, she was always very kind and generous to me. One memory I cherish is the wonderful afternoon we spent when she and Tery's dad joined us on a canal trip when they shared an afternoon sailing through Nottingham. Our thoughts are with Terry and Colin.
(Cap'n) Hovering Bob Hambleton


12 May 13 - 11:12 AM (#3514216)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Pete Jennings

Sounds like a great lady. Condolences from Penkridge.

Pete.


12 May 13 - 12:58 PM (#3514253)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: VirginiaTam

Thoughts with you Terry. Lot of testimony here to her wonderful character. Having met you, I expect some of it rubbed off on you. So on she goes through you.


12 May 13 - 07:39 PM (#3514364)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Gillie

Sad that's she's gone. Good to know that she went with a smile on her lips. Hugs xx


12 May 13 - 08:52 PM (#3514387)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Sandy Mc Lean

If after 97 years she goes while sharing a joke she must leave some fantastic memories! RIP!


13 May 13 - 06:19 AM (#3514503)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Roger the Skiffler

Sounds like she had a good innings, Terry. Still, it's never easy to lose a parent, so I'll be thinkingh of you at this sad time.

RtS


13 May 13 - 09:13 AM (#3514549)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Herga Kitty

Terry - also sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful way to go, and I doubt you could have wished for a better!

All best wishes and hugs

Kitty and Derek
xx


13 May 13 - 07:14 PM (#3514772)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: framus

Condolences Terry! Glad she went happy.


14 May 13 - 01:59 AM (#3514859)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: open mike

SORRY TO HEAR THIS, TERRY. Thank you for sharing with us, and I hope your memories bring you treasured recollections of her life. I am glad she went out smiling....couldn't ask for a better way!


14 May 13 - 04:55 AM (#3514891)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: ragdall

What a wonderful way to exit from a very long life.

Hugs to you, Terry.


14 May 13 - 07:52 AM (#3514927)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: G-Force

Just seen this thread and very sorry to hear about your Mum.
All the very best
Janet and Tony


14 May 13 - 08:15 PM (#3515140)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: GUEST,squeezy

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss Terry ... I have to admit I love the "while sharing a joke with the nurses" bit - I think that's how we'd all like to go. We all have to go some time and 97 is more than most of us can hope for!

Hope to catch up with you somewhere soon

Squeezy


14 May 13 - 10:38 PM (#3515159)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: rumanci

Sincere condolences Terry and the precious memories to lighten the sadness - your Mum was a one-off with her own exit lines too by the sound of it. Thoughts and hugs to the family and you take care haring up motorways you hear? rum


16 May 13 - 11:19 AM (#3515792)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Leadfingers

Thanks all for your kind comments . I will post details of Requiem etc as oon s I have them . NO flowers , but donations to a (So far undecided) charity) will be posted too .


17 May 13 - 01:05 PM (#3516223)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: Leadfingers

Requiem Mass at Holy Trinity Church , Newark , Notts 1030 am Tuesday 28th May


27 May 13 - 05:04 PM (#3519788)
Subject: RE: 2013 Obit: Mary Silver
From: maeve

Your friends are thinking of you and your family, Terry.

Maeve


28 May 13 - 04:44 AM (#3519939)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver (2013)
From: My guru always said

Thinking of you, candle lit!
Hil x


28 May 13 - 12:22 PM (#3520053)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver (2013)
From: jacqui.c

Good thoughts from Maine.


28 May 13 - 12:57 PM (#3520078)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver (2013)
From: Leadfingers

Apart from the weather , it all went very well ! Father Michael did a good job with the requiem Mass , with a good turn out of family , friends and neighbours - Enough followed us to the Crematorium and we had a decent turn out for the refreshments back at the Church Social Centre . The end of an Era - Mom was the last of her 'crowd' who socialised together before WW II


29 May 13 - 12:00 PM (#3520393)
Subject: RE: Obit: Mary Silver (2013)
From: gnu

RIP. My thoughts and prayers are extended to you, T.

Gary