Thursday, 24 January 2013

snowbound at meh

looks very pretty, but the residents not too keen on going outside for a snowball fight!  maybe we will use the pictures for our next christmas cards...

Farewell to Pat Knight

(taken from the eulogy written by Pat's family and read at her service on 22nd January 2013)

Daughter of Kathleen and Lesley Gentry, Pat was born at Tunbridge Wells Maternity Home on 28 October 1935. She spent her whole life in and around the town, ending her days at Mount Ephraim House, aged 77.

A huge fan of Elvis Presley, Pat loved music and enjoyed going dancing with husband Vic at the village hall.

Pat moved to Mount Ephraim House in January 2006, that provided her with loving and genuinely caring surroundings. Tim and Rachel are extremely grateful to the amazing staff who not only cared for her basic needs, but also provided her with a fun and stimulating environment - bingo and craft sessions were particular favourites. Carer Michelle, known to Pat as ‘little Shrimp’, recalled their trips into Tunbridge Wells town centre, coffees at Sainsbury’s and visits to the pet shop where Pat could see the animals she loved.

Her son Tim and daughter in law Rachel remember Pat as a sharp, vibrant, wickedly funny woman - and that’s how we should all remember her.

In Memory of Christine

we said a fond farewell to Christine on the 15th January 2013, at the Culverden Evangelical Church in Tunbridge Wells.  family, friends, staff and residents from MEH attended the service of thanksgiving for a very special lady.  Christine did not want her photo on the order of service so we will respect her wishes and not put a photo on the blog, but she was a very popular lady who enjoyed her time with us and made many friends.  she will be sadly missed.

afternoon tea

any one for Jenga?