Maurice and Dorothy Goddard
My dear Cousin Lottie:
dear after a long time Im afraid I have sad
news for you as dear Gran passed away here Sat last
Feb 4th at 3-15. She had been in bed
just 6 months and a fortnight before she died she had
flu cold and she weakened very fast after it.
and I had to lift her from the bed to her night chair
and I had to feed her with her food like a baby.
The dear soul was oh so patient and never
grumbled at anything, always content with whatever
was done and given to her and I did as far as I was
able my best for her both in food, care, and comfort
although I wasnt so well as I ought to have
been and that made it harder for Maurice. I do
miss her but we musnt grieve anymore than we
can help as it was really a happy release. She
used to pray for God to take her.
Tuesday as she died on the Sat, our Rector came in
and gave her Hold Communion and she was greatfull and
I do know she must be gone to her loved ones, she had
such a nice little smile crossing her face and we
gave her of the best, in fact the undertaker said
himself not even a King could have had better. To
fulfill her wish we took her back to Inkpen Church to
lay her to rest with Grandfather and she was taken
back by her old home at Inkpen Common and so ended a
life of a very usefull soul always ready to help
others whenever needed. She would have ben 89
years if she had lived to March 26th.
a snow and hailstorm just before we left for the
burial and a storm on our way but for the actuall
service and disposal it was fine but very cold.
The hymn Abide with me was sung.
are you keeping now also all the family. Have
you lost all your snow yet. I shall be glad
when we get spring here ._______________________ablt
to care to his great grans funeral but not his wife
as their little son has been ill with bronchitus.
My daughter Margaret was also present and her future
in my next letter Ill be able to tell you the
date of their wedding. Gran was so proud of her
I do wish she could have lived to have seen her
close for now as I have so many letters to write.
People have sent such nice letters of sympathy I only
wish you could be here to read some of them.
with all our love and God Bless you all we remain
always your everloving cousins.
Maurice & Dorothy Goddard