In loving memory of Geraldine Knowles who sadly passed away on 12th April 2022
The funeral service was held on Tuesday 3rd May at St Francis de Sales Church in Hampton Hill, followed by a Committal at Mortlake Crematorium. A reception was held at The Alexander Pope in Twickenham. Please feel welcome to leave a personal tribute.
Geraldine was such a remarkable loving caring and strong lady . Rest in peace Geraldine
Michelle Gerry and Adam x
Thank you Geraldine for your kindness and friendship. You were always such good, informed and entertaining company. I will miss you. Rest in peace. Xx
Geraldine was my cousin closest to me in age. Even though in the course of our lives, we spent relatively little time together, I always enjoyed her company. The last time we were together, in Canada, I admired her energy, enthusiasm, and good humour. Most of all I enjoyed her irreverence. I wish we had seen more of each other.
Dear Geraldine, life will never be the same without you near by. You made me tall when small. You made me strong when weak. You made me calm when anxious. You gave me style with a smile. You gave me confidence when shy. Stay shining where ever you are. Stay watching over me like big sisters do by being by my side in life. Stay cherishing the happy times and values you had in life by finding past loved ones and being at peace with our Lord and past loved ones. But most of all stay guiding your loved one, son, daughter and grandson and your family in life. Your are a light that should never have burnt out. However wherever you are please Stay burning bright for all. Your love for life and all will be in my heart and carried with me and my loved ones for ever. You will never fade. You were and remain a wonderful and loving sister that will be deeply missed.
All my love Tricia xxx I will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers xxx
With your kind words of wisdom and inspiration you helped me out of a dark place. I cant thank you enough. You included me and always made me feel welcome. You are an inspiration not only to me but to my girls. We will always keep you in our hearts and you will live on in our stories.You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.
Thank you all our love
Geraldine Mary, my little sister. Lover of life, generous to a fault and always loving. I have so many memories of shared times and moments. Now Rest in Peace.
Your ever loving sister, Eileen xxx
To Geraldine, my big sister, we were so close in age, quite simply you were always there for me. With so many memories and times together as we grew up, it’s hard to imagine life without you. We played together (you read Enid Blyton’s books and we copied their adventures); we studied together (you kept my nose to the grindstone, you were inspirational but a tough act to follow); we partied together (remember the outfits, hairstyles and rag week in Manchester). I heard ‘Hi ho sliver lining’ the other day, and memories of our disco dancing came flooding back! We even married in the same year 1978.
You were so brave throughout your illness, you kept smiling your beautiful smile. You were so clever, so caring, generous and loving; I pray now that you are safe and the rest of us can support each other at this time.
All my love Margaret
Aunt Geraldine was Godmother to me and a wonderful one at that. Most of all, she was incredibly kind and caring. It was wonderful to spend time with her and Uncle Ken – as I did on many a holiday and family trip. She was incredibly quick to spot what people wanted and needed – and how to develop children and those around her. It led her to many successful years as an effective psychiatrist and one who helped so many children to learn and overcome their challenges. You never needed to ask Aunt Geraldine for something twice – if she could give it, she would! We will all miss you down here, Auntie G, and we hope that you are at peace now. Heaven will be a happier place for your laughs, and I hope you find a log flume. Love, Alex.
Dearest Geraldine, whenever I had a problem, needed advice or just needed someone to talk to I called you. No matter how busy you were you always made time to listen. You have advised, counselled, cajoled and supported me all my life.
Thanks to your care both my father and mother managed to live their lives to the full. My Dad couldn’t rest until I sent you a text wishing you Happy Anniversary, he died an hour later and I can still remember how, that last time in hospital my mum’s face let up when you came you into the room.
Your calmness, kindness, strength and enthusiasm for life have sustained all of us for so long you will be leaving a gap that no one can fill.
Geraldine, I saw the love and pride in your eyes when you were talking about Elliott, who approaches life with ‘great gusto’ , wherever you are, you will be encouraging and guiding your loved ones.
May you rest in peace.
Aunt G! Incredibly bright in every sense of the word! Amazingly intelligent and not afraid to share it with others, dedicating time and energy to help others achieve the very best they could! So generous, with time, enthusiasm and wit! Cannot believe you’ve gone so soon. You deserved more time with Uncle Ken, Chris, Katie and Elliot and we should have got more with you. So glad Monty got some cuddles before you left. You will be greatly missed!
Lots of love, Rachel, Nathan and Monty x x
Dear Auntie Geraldine,
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. You helped and inspired me through those evenings studying in Grandma’s, over email when I would send you my work, putting me up whenever I was in the north east, and one Sunday evening when I arrived after a weekend of drinking in Newcastle and needed to sleep before driving back to London. You put me up, and even fed me a midnight breakfast to set me up for my drive home. I will miss your wit and drive, and the time we spent together. Thank you for everything.
Love, Jack xxx
You are so kind and giving, so fun, clever and so very much loved in every way possible. Thank-you for always bringing so so much happiness, love, advice and laughter to our lives, so many songs, dances, days out and fab holidays to name but a few and being family is exactly what it’s all about, it means the world. It’s the most valued thing we have and I’m so glad to have been able to be family with you and everyone we’re so close to as well. I’m sorry I’ll miss your send off but I will be thinking and will be with you and everyone in spirit as you always will be with me too. I love you with all my heart and I hope you’re feeling happy with g&g and can keep them company too. Sending all my love & hugs to you and everyone too, Sarah xx
I always remember Geraldine as happy and very kind. She was my cousin and I remember playing at their farm when were very young . I visited one afternoon and both she and Auntie Sarah put on a huge spread .She was kindness through and through ,always made you feel welcome.
Love Susan and Mick xxx
Geraldine was my cousin and Auntie Sarah and Uncle Ted were so proud of the fact you were a doctor. I remember the parties we had in your garden and it was always such fun when we all played games together. You have a wonderful family yourself and your little grandson will grow up knowing his grandma loved him very much and will be watching over him and guiding him all the way in the future. Geraldine will be a great miss as we all have some great memories of when we used to all be together.
God Bless you Geraldine and thank you for the privelidge of being your cousin.