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Allan Report 1 Jul 2013 09:58

my thoughts and my prayers will be with Sandie, and her family, tomorrow

Once again, my sincere condolences to her family on such a sad loss



AnnCardiff Report 1 Jul 2013 10:25

well I shall be attending Sandie's funeral tomorrow - hoping I can find the place :-S

I shall leave a card for you Allan as you asked and shall also leave one expressing sympathy from the GR community as a whole


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 1 Jul 2013 11:28

Ann...thank you, so many of us wish we could be with you tomorrow.
Shaun is copying this thread and will make it into a booklet with a photo on the front of Sandies favourite flowers...which l'm sure he said were fuchsia.
He may already have finished it, bless him.
jude xx


Allan Report 1 Jul 2013 12:15

My sincere thanks, Ann


MagicWales Report 1 Jul 2013 12:36

Remembering our Lovely Sandie.

Although unheard we thank you * $parkling $andie*
For always being there
Even when you were not well
You always cared for other's.

You meant so much to all of us
you were special and that's no lie
you brightened up the darkest day
and even the grey-est sky

Many tears we have seen and cried
They have all poured out like rain
Now we know that you are no longer in pain.

We will Al-ways remember you
And what you used to say
You made each of us smile
And live to the fullest each day

We were not ready to say goodbye
Your disease just over took
So on this day we remember you
And wish you perfect peace

Our friendship is forever
Until death, did we part
Although your away physically
You will always be in our heart's.

Rest in peace Sandie.

Thinking of your loving Husband , Son ,Daughter , Sister & extended Family & Friends <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Shaun <3


AnnCardiff Report 1 Jul 2013 13:06

lovely Shaun - and we would all like to join with you in that <3 <3 <3

Ann X


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 1 Jul 2013 17:49

Shaun that is lovely.... <3

jude xx


SilverBuddy Report 1 Jul 2013 18:01

Shaun, I Love the verse to Sandie.

AnninC, I know you are going to the funeral for Sandie because you want to but I just want to say. Thanks for going to represent us all.

Will be on here tomorrow at 11.00 thinking of Sandie's family and friends all saying their goodbyes. She was way to young to die. Still can't get my head around it.


AnnCardiff Report 1 Jul 2013 21:31

I've worked the route out and shall leave in plenty of time and I'll come back and report on how it all went - expecting there to be quite a crowd - hopefully I'll get to speak to Sandie's husband and explain who I am and that I am representing all of us


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 1 Jul 2013 21:34

Thank you Ann:))

Take care...

jude xx


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Jul 2013 23:49

Thank you, Ann xxxx


AnnCardiff Report 2 Jul 2013 08:15

just want you all to know I managed to get up early - well early for me anyway, so will be leaving at about 9:45 in case I get lost on the way - if you don't hear from me again I'm somewhere in the hills around Merthyr


lilybids Report 2 Jul 2013 08:25

Safe journey AnnC


Mersey Report 2 Jul 2013 09:15

All our thoughts are with Sandie, her husband and all the family today......

AnnC safe journey and thank you so so much for representing us all at GR at the funeral, it really is very much appreciated......

We miss you Sandie and always will..........


LaGooner Report 2 Jul 2013 10:20

Thoughts and love to all Sandie's family and friends at this very sad time.


SilverBuddy Report 2 Jul 2013 10:58

Thinking of Sandies family and friends. Going to miss you Sandie.


MagicWales Report 2 Jul 2013 11:13

Thinking of Sandie and her family and friends.
Remember .
You can shed tears that Sandie has gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the friendship you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember Sandie and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

* * * * * *

Rest In Peace Sandie. <3



SueMaid Report 2 Jul 2013 11:36

My thoughts are with Sandie's family and friends at this time.

May you rest in peace Sandie <3


Paula+ Report 2 Jul 2013 12:04

My thoughts and prayers are for Sandie, with condolences to her family.


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