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Persephone Report 4 Jul 2013 01:05

Thank you Ann...

Despite this being such a sad thread it has also been a lovely one.

You really will be missed Sandie and I am glad to have known you through the threads and e-mails..

Lady Persie xx


AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2013 09:13

and again I'll say, it was my absolute pleasure to represent all of GR - it was an honour even and I'm the one who should be thankful

last night I was at a local hospital wth my dear friend - her husband has been poorly for a few weeks and her father rang me to say she hd been called to the hospital yesterday afternoon, so I dashed over there to be with her - he was in a bad way, but fairly stable - eventually I came home and she stayed a while and then she too went home

She rang me around 9:00 pm to say she was home and I told her "if they call you out in the night, ring me and I'll be there" and sure enough, midnight she rang me - I was still up and about, so I rushed over there and met her - we got up to the ward and it was obvious he was at the end - surrounded by medics - we went over to sit by him and she held his hand and five minutes later he died - it was absolutely ghastly - I've known him for abour forty years

He was an entertainer on the cruise liners - Kenny Smiles - comedian/singer, and did all the big liners, very popular, used to be on "The Comedians" on ITV years back

Still can't believe it and wouldn't be around this early but I have to take my car in - Micra's have been recalled and I have to be at the garage for 11:00

Sad story I realise, but puts things in perspective <3


PollyinBrum Report 4 Jul 2013 11:23

Dear Ann I so want to give you a big hug, you a very special lady. <3 <3 <3


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 4 Jul 2013 16:43

She's not bad is she...:))

You are a very good friend to have Ann.

RIP to Kenny and condolences to your friend andher family.
Is this the lady we met in Aber??

jude xx


AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2013 16:50

no Jude, that was Jill - there's me, Jill and Lorraine - the three musketeers!!

If you google Kenny Smiles there's lots about him on the web


AnninGlos Report 4 Jul 2013 17:36

So sorry to hear about your friend Kenny, so sad to lose good friends but lovely that you were there with her when he died, she will have been so grateful to have your support. My condolences to your friend.


AnnCardiff Report 4 Jul 2013 17:39

thank you Ann - it was truly heartbreaking and he was far too young to die - about 66 I think


GinN Report 4 Jul 2013 20:07

Oh, Ann. I've just looked in on this site, and now I understand why you had a bad night. You really are a very caring person, supporting your friends at such a time. Hope you have a more restful night tonight.
Lynda x :-)


Susan Report 5 Jul 2013 10:49

I am very proud to know you on the boards.

My condolences to your Friend and her family on the lose of her Husband Kenny.

Good friends are hard to find today but you are one of the best supportive and caring friends there are. <3

Suex <3


AnnCardiff Report 5 Jul 2013 11:17

to me friends at the moment surpass relatives by a long mile - with the exception of my lovely son and daughter in law

friends on here are fantastic - those I've had te pleasure of meeting and those I haven't - just the odd one who has taken against me for some reason, but I can live with that :-D


MagicWales Report 6 Jul 2013 17:54

I meant to put this on here earlier.

I'm putting Sandie's condolence booklet together for posting Monday so if anyone would like to add to it please let me know.


MagicWales Report 7 Jul 2013 16:04

Booklet packed and ready for posting .
If anyone would like a word-document copy send me a PM with your email and I will get a copy to you.
Take Care


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 7 Jul 2013 19:58

Hello Shaun....
l have just read your email and started to read the Booklet on word, thank you so much. You have done a beautiful job, bless you.

love jude xx

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 17 Jul 2013 15:30

FROM Malcolm, Carys & Jonathan

It has been a tough time since Sandra's death and still feels very unreal. Looking at the tributes posted has been very emotional and tearful. We felt that GR needed to be mentioned at the funeral and also to read the message that Shaun sent as it was a favourite of Sandra's.
We would like to thank everyone for their very kind and gracious tributes. Sandra was obviously very popular with the GR community and I know that she enjoyed the banter and conversations posted. She also thoroughly enjoyed meeting all in Abergavenny and getting to know everyone.
Special thanks to Ann for representing the GR community at the funeral, it was very much appreciated.
Also special thanks to Jude for posting the funeral details etc. at one of the most difficult times of my life.
Extra special thanks to Shaun for producing the booklet of tributes, again something special for us to treasure.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the tributes and would like to wish everyone long and entertaining posts.


Haribo Report 17 Jul 2013 21:32

Hi. Have not been on the boards for a few months. Signed in just now, very saddened and shocked to hear this news!... have been chatting to Sandie on the quiz boards for a few years now and felt her warmth, friendliness and compassion. a truly lovely so sad. My thoughts an prayers are with her lovely family. x x x


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 18 Jul 2013 09:52

To Malcolm, Cary's and Jonathan....

Thank you all for your message it means alot.
l just want to say...

It was a pleasure knowing Sandie and to speak to you Malcolm. No one could be as shocked, saddened, numbed as you, Sandies family, at her untimely passing, but so many of us did feel some of that shock and sadness with you, and still do.
She was such a caring, funny lady. Did you know she set up a thread in aid of the Hunger site....she gave us this link and some of us click it each day. You will need to go to the site to understand how it works. l will add the name of the thread here when l find it.

Take care all of you <3

Love jude, vic and Madoc xxx

r i p Sandie <3 is the title of Sandies thread for the Hunger site....
"PLEASE Click to donate FREE to the HUNGER SITE"


AnnCardiff Report 18 Jul 2013 21:36

Malcolm, Carys and Jonathon - thank you very much - I was privileged to attend Sandie's funeral - I'm sorry I could not attend the reception afterwards but I had enough trouble finding the chapel!! think I would have got totally lost if I'd ventured further

I met Sandie for the first time some years back in the Auberge in Abergavenny - she was first there and I walked in, looked around - saw Sandie but we had no idea who each other was - we quickly found out and hit it off immediately <3


MagicWales Report 19 Jul 2013 16:18

To Malcolm , Carys and Jonathon,
Thank you all for your message, cannot really add to what Jude and Ann as already stated , they speak for all of us on GR who new and found Sandie to be such a loving funny and caring person. The tribute booklet I thought would be an everlasting memory of the many friends she had on GR, I'm glad you found some comfort in reading the tributes. I have also changed the name of the Welsh thread in memory of Sandy.
You all take care.


Diane Report 20 Jul 2013 01:38

Dear Malcolm , Carys and Jonathon,

thank you for your message to all who new Sandie on GR, my only regret is I never got the chance to meet her and yourselves.
As many have said she was always friendly and happy to chat if you needed support or just to swap stories about our dog's or other subjects,she is and will be very much missed by all her friends on GR.
Sending you all comfort and special wishes

Take care of yourselves

Diane <3


JoyDean Report 12 Aug 2013 13:01

Thinking of Sandie and her family.