Dedication – In Memory of Mum – Christine Joyce Butcher (1947 – 2014)

PictureWithout a doubt, one of the hardest things we have ever done is add the death date to our family history files and programme for Mum.

After a short and yet exhaustive illness, Julie’s Mum passed away peacefully on 14th February 2014. As we had numerous family members and friends who could not attend the service Julie pieced together the key parts of the service so that there was a lasting memorial.

You can access that presentation at the link below:

The presentation runs over 16 slides. They are all silent with the exception of slide 12 which as three music clips from the service. Click on the arrows on the actual slide (not the bottom arrows) to hear the music.

Contemplating the rest of our adult lives without Mum seems unbearable. Yet we am very aware that many of us will have experienced bereavement. There is something very final and poignant about being the next generation as we say goodbye to loved parent.

The In Memory of Quilt ~ A Memorial Project has been devised and created by Julie. It is a wonderful way to commemorate a loved one. Please do take part and share the project.

Julie is about a third of a way through writing a book on this subject. She is currently looking for a literary agent and if you can assist in that quest please do get in touch