Monday, May 02, 2011

I’m going to be busy today [updated]

I’m going to be busy today. Here’s why.

Obituary: Willa Cresswell

CRESSWELL, Willa (nee Clarihew).
Died peacefully after a long illness, with family at her side. Loved mother and mother-in- law of Lyn and Andrew, Peter and Carol, Bhim and Shammi. Much treasured cousin of Barbara. Thanks to staff at Metlifecare Highlands and the dear friends whose visits meant so much to her. In lieu of flowers donations to the Bible Society or Child Cancer Foundation and can be left at the service. A celebration of Willa's life will be held in the Chapel of Manukau Memorial Gardens 357 Puhinui Road Papatoetoe, on Monday 2 May 2011 at 2pm.

UPDATE: Thanks to you all for your kind and generous thoughts.

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25 Comments:

Blogger Jenn Casey said...

My condolences. So sorry for your loss.

5/02/2011 11:18:00 am  
OpenID homepaddock said...

So sorry to read this, Peter.

The death of a much-loved mother is one of the saddest milestones in life.

5/02/2011 11:23:00 am  
Blogger Eric Crampton said...

Ah, damn. Sorry.

5/02/2011 11:33:00 am  
Blogger Shane Pleasance said...

Let us hope that the time soon comes where you are all able to celebrate that which she left behind.

Until then, I hope you have the support of loved ones around you.

Certainly you have well wishes from the deep south.

5/02/2011 11:54:00 am  
OpenID sirarthurstreebgreebling said...

That's terrible news Peter. You have my condolences and commiserations.

5/02/2011 12:00:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kind thoughts at this sad time.

Chris R.

5/02/2011 12:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. May your mother rest in peace.

George

5/02/2011 01:08:00 pm  
Anonymous Mort said...

condolences to you and your's

5/02/2011 01:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Richard McGrath said...

Peter, sorry to read about your mum, hope she had a full and happy life.

5/02/2011 04:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Peter S said...

Condolences Peter. A bottle of Jamieson's is on the way, or it will be when the Mill can get its shit together.
Best,
Peter S

5/02/2011 05:08:00 pm  
Blogger Lindsay Mitchell said...

Deeply sorry for your loss Peter.

5/02/2011 05:38:00 pm  
Anonymous Mike webber said...

Condolences and my thoughts are with you and carol.
Mike.

5/02/2011 05:57:00 pm  
Anonymous Sus said...

Hi PC .. very sorry to hear about your mum. My thoughts are with you and Carol.

5/02/2011 06:36:00 pm  
Anonymous Sean Fitzpatrick said...

Best wishes to you and yours PC - a friend of our family passed away over Easter as well.

5/02/2011 07:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nos sinceres condoleances Peter.

Pierre et Sandrine.

5/02/2011 08:59:00 pm  
Blogger Cactus Kate said...

Sad to hear it Peter. Give her a good send off.

5/02/2011 09:12:00 pm  
Blogger Opinionated Libertarimum said...

Very sad to read this, PC. My thoughts are with you. Be kind to yourself in this time.

5/02/2011 11:16:00 pm  
Blogger libertyscott said...

Condolences and warm regards to you and Carol at this time Peter. Take care. I'm sure you will celebrate her life as much as you will commiserate your loss.

Take care.

5/02/2011 11:22:00 pm  
Blogger Dave Mann said...

My condolences, Peter. May the good memories stay with you always.

5/03/2011 04:51:00 pm  
Anonymous Elijah Lineberry said...

Hi Peter, my sympathies for your loss *hugs*

There are no words I can say which can make this any easier for you, my dear, and so (not being exactly well known for trite phrases) I won't.

I met your lady Mother in October 2008, drank her herbal tea(!), made polite conversation and she seemed a pleasant filly.

A way to look at the situation my dear is this: if your lady Mother were still alive she would not want you to be sad would she? certainly not on her account? absolutely not! she would want you to be happy! so instead of tears and grief, perhaps happiness and celebration are in order!

Anyway, my kindest regards to you and Carol.

5/03/2011 08:27:00 pm  
Anonymous Elijah Lineberry said...

Oh! just read the thing in your post so just went to their website and slipped the Child Cancer chaps a few quid [in your name]....

5/03/2011 08:36:00 pm  
Anonymous B Whitehead said...

My Condolences, Peter, may she rest in peace.

5/03/2011 08:45:00 pm  
Anonymous Philip said...

My deepest, most heart felt condolences for your loss, PC. My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care.

5/04/2011 03:16:00 pm  
Blogger James said...

Commiserations PC... Having lost my old Dad in February I can sympathise big time...

5/06/2011 02:36:00 am  
Blogger Earl3d said...

My condolences. Really sorry to hear of your loss.

5/06/2011 04:49:00 pm  

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