I went to see mum at the undertakers. It doesn’t seem right she’s there, laying flat.

Mum always slept sitting up and often leaning forward in what looked like the most uncomfortable way, but that’s how she slept.

Then went to look at where she’ll be buried.

We are going for a woodland burial with an efficient presiding over the service.

This is where mum will be.

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Which will look like this after a little time.

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There are wooden benches dotted about to sit on. But there is this nice little memorial/focal point.

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She will be in good company with others taken all too soon from around the commonwealth.

Such as

Pilot Officer A. G. Wicks of the Royal New Zealand Air Force,

who died on the 10th of December 1941 at the young age of 28 years old.

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and

Sergeant K, F, Peters of the Royal Canadian Air Force,

who died on the 20th of December 1941 at the young age of 19 years old.

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To those that fought and those that paid the ultimate sacrifice, thank you. Rest now.