My wife's mother, Margaret this time. However, unlike my sister (see the relevant post in the blog last month), Margaret had a good innings. She died a couple of weeks ago aged 88 in the Brookview nursing home in Alderley Edge where she had been very well looked after for the last two years of her life. Chris was with her at the end, which was a peaceful one.
When you live that long, most of your friends and associates have pre-deceased you and this was the case with Margaret. So it was a small select gathering who met today on a clear blue-sky frosty morning today at Altrincham Crematorium to mark her passing. My brother in law Peter had arranged for a friend of his, a clergyman from St Mary's in Sale, to conduct the service which he did admirably. Unlike my sister's too-early departure last month, although sad that we've lost Margaret, today's ceremony felt more as though it was marking the natural progression from life to death.
We retired to the nearby Axe & Cleaver pub in Dunham Massey for an excellent lunch to give Margaret a good send off.