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Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 3 Jul 2013 10:09

Thank you Ann Cardiff, for representing GR at the service, and for giving us the full details above in this thread. It's very much appreciated.
Karen x

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Jul 2013 07:36

I am glad you were able to go to Sandie's funeral, Ann, it's always nice to think of someone representing all friends and acquaintances from the boards. We have lost so many lovely people over the years and I hope they manage to get together for a Meet in another place.

I am sure the things you have done Shaun, will help bring a smile and some comfort to Sandie's family as they face life without her.

My thoughts are with them



AnnCardiff Report 3 Jul 2013 00:02

no more copies left now - all taken

Shaun, Allan, Diane, Sallie to get one

Have one left which I'll be taking to show Sue on Friday, if she doesn't wish to keep it I'll let someone else have it


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 2 Jul 2013 23:58

Thank you Ann. x


Diane Report 2 Jul 2013 23:19

Thank you Ann for all you have done "Bless you " I have requested a copy of the order of service on the Welsh thread if that is possible :-)

Goodbye my dear friend you will be sadly missed and very much remembered by myself and many other's who were honoured to have known you on the GR threads, may you rest in peace lovely lady <3 <3 <3


Sallie Report 2 Jul 2013 23:13

Thank you so much Ann. I would have liked to have gone to Sandie's funeral but with Alun working today it just wasn't possible, I'm afraid. Glad that you found Brynmawr and the chapel without too much trouble.

Thank you again Ann.

Love, Sallie.x


Allan Report 2 Jul 2013 23:05

Thanks :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 2 Jul 2013 22:40

I'm the one who should be thankful cos I was lucky enough to be able to go - your copy will be in the post tomorrow Allan - snail mail owing to my dreadful technical skills - or should I say, lack of them :-D

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Jul 2013 22:09

Thank you Ann.


Allan Report 2 Jul 2013 21:34

Many thanks, Ann


AnnCardiff Report 2 Jul 2013 21:16

I was just telling Shaun there is a lovely photograph of Sandie on the front of the order of service and another lovely one of her and Malcolm on the back and as I said, I managed to pick up a few copies on my way ut of the chapel - people must have wondered what I was up to, so if anyone would like a copy I'll be happy to send you one

Shaun's will be in the post tomorrow


MagicWales Report 2 Jul 2013 20:48

Hello Everyone.
It's been a day of gathering our thoughts regarding our Sandie and sending her family and friends our love and friendship in the hope of giving them comfort in there loss. Sandie's looking down on us all now and wondering what's all the fuss about.
I'm happy that you all like the poems which I have posted , Carolee's poem was also lovely . I have been adding a few more names to the Condolences Booklet , I think I will leave it for a couple of days before posting it to Sandie's family just in-case some peeps would like to add to it , there might also be peeps on holiday that do not know about Sandie's passing.
Going on the remarks she touched a lot of peoples hearts , and I think her family will be very touched also when they get this booklet.



SylviaInCanada Report 2 Jul 2013 20:14

Thank you very much, Ann


AnnCardiff Report 2 Jul 2013 19:57

well I'm so glad I was able to go and I know more of you would have been there if you were able <3

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 2 Jul 2013 19:38

Thank you Ann.
I was thinking of you all there.



LollyWithSprinklez Report 2 Jul 2013 17:47

Thank you for attending Ann and for the detailed report of the service <3


Paula+ Report 2 Jul 2013 16:12

Bless you Ann you really are a lovely lady. :-S


Jenxx Report 2 Jul 2013 16:05

thank you Ann


supercrutch Report 2 Jul 2013 15:50

Thank you Ann <3


AnnCardiff Report 2 Jul 2013 13:58

well I found Brynmawr quite easily - very well signposted, then to find the chapel, not too difficult as people around the streets were very helpful

lovely little traditional Welsh chapel, full congregation - extremely lovely service with lady minister

Hymns - "Safe in the arms of Jesus" and "The old rugged cross"

various pieces of modern music played before the arrival of the coffin and Malcolm and children and the coffin and congregation left to "You raise me up"

Genes Reunited was mentioned quite a few times during the service, by the minister first, and then by Sandie's sister June, who spoke at length about Sandie, her achievements and her life growing up - lovely stories

GR also mentioned on the order of service in a thank you from the family and a few postings from this thread were read out

I spoke to Malcolm as I exited the chapel and told him who I was and that I was representing GR - I also left a card from GR. I left a card for you too Allan

Shaun will be pleased to know that he was mentioned during the service and the poem that he sent the family was read out. I shall sent you a copy of the order of service Shaun and I do have a few spare if anyone else wants one

All in all it was a lovely send off - I did not go to the interment or the refreshments after