We spent the New Year with friends, but in the back of our minds we knew that Johns Mum was very poorly and so our celebrations were somewhat subdued.
Sadly, on Saturday afternoon, she passed away with us both at her side. She has battled her illness bravely and with dignity for some considerable time and despite knowing that the inevitable is going to happen, it is never easy when the time comes.
Over the last few years she has found so much happiness on the waterways when out with us and only wishes that she had found the pleasure it brought her a few years earlier. She took great interest in our travels and comfort in the fact that we gained so much enjoyment from it.
Needless to say, she will be greatly missed.
16.5.1924 - 5.1.2013