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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hi Everyone

Barbara's funeral took place last week and this was the order of service. Celebration of the Life of V2.docx
I thought one or two of you may be interested to see her choice of music and so on.

It was a lovely service and many people came from miles away, which was very kind of them.  We collected about £700 for Barbara's favourite animal charities, which is brilliant.  We had the two leaders of a local choir (Voicebox) lead the singing of Waterloo Sunset and they performed Forever Autumn by Justin Haywood, both songs that meant a lot to Barbara.  Autumn was her favourite time of year and the words are especially poignant to me.

This is the Eulogy as prepared by the Celebrant, who was lovely and set just the right tone: Barbara Patricia Alexandra.pdf

Thank you again for all of your lovely comments and tributes; I know that Barbara would be embarrassed, flattered, amazed and delighted.

Take care and be happy...

Paul (Mr V-B)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

My Sad Loss

Hello Everyone

You may have guessed from the lack of posts that Vintage Bunty (AKA my wife Barbara) has not been well in recent months.  Unfortunately she finally lost her 21 month battle with Ovarian Cancer on Wednesday 6th February 2013 at 10:00pm.   

She bore her various treatments and procedures with great grace and I will miss her love, friendship, loyalty, humor, smile, tolerance and support so much that I cannot find the words to explain how deeply I feel her loss.

She started to deteriorate rapidly from the Friday before her death but managed to stay at home until the day itself and at least avoided her worst fear of an agonising end that went on for weeks or months.

She was such a talented person yet so modest.  She could paint, embroider, sew, do patchwork, take great photographs, and above all combine these to great effect, making beautiful collages.   She also made up kits and sold them alongside digital backgrounds for scrapbookers and so on.  Yet in the house we have very few items as she thought displaying her own work was immodest.

She leaves behind not only her husband, but a brother, sister, mother, two nephews, a niece, sisters and brother-in-laws and many friends who will miss her gentle ways and sweet, tender nature.

I know she really enjoyed her blog and loved swapping tips, ideas and goodies with many of you.  Thank you for following her blog and take care.

RIP my darling wife.

Mr V-B (AKA Paul)

Update 11:00pm Sunday  - the amazing Laurie has posted a tribute to Barbara on the Button Floozies blog.  Thank you, Laurie.  Her other friends and family will love it as much as I do.