In loving memory of
26.9.1953 - 9.11.2022
In loving memory of Helen who sadly passed away on 9 November 2022
Details of the funeral are provided below. The service will be live-streamed for anyone unable to attend – details also below.
It will be hugely helpful if you can click the RSVP button to help us plan. Please feel welcome to leave a personal tribute if you wish.
FUNERAL SERVICE & RECEPTION
The funeral service will be held at 11am on Thursday 1st December at Greenacres Heatherley Wood
Helen’s wish was for a natural burial, so we have chosen the beautiful, restful location of Heatherley Wood.
A service will take place first in their ceremonial hall, before we all walk through the woodland to the graveside.
Please note: Either wear or bring along suitable footwear for walking in the woodland, in particular if there has been recent rain, bring your wellies!
We will then return to the ceremonial hall for a reception in a style Helen would love. Family and friends bringing along food and a spiritual informality where we can all share more memories and celebrate all that she brought to us in life.
Directions for those who are attending are provided below.
Please do click the RSVP below (it includes a question re food to bring)
WATCH THE LIVE WEBCAST ON THE DAY
Here are details of how to access the webcast of the funeral service live:
WEBCAST LOGIN DETAILS:
- Click the button above to open the webcast page in a new tab
- Enter your username and password which are as follows:
- Username: loka0466
- Password: 000776
- Click the Login button
Once the stream has begun the video will load automatically.
Tips and troubleshooting
We recommend you try logging in to the webcast so you can test that you are able to see and hear it – make sure your speakers are turned on and up.
If when viewing a Live Webcast you can no longer see the video, it’s possible that connection to the crematorium has been lost. Please wait, and this should be restored as quickly as possible.
Any further problems please click here or call the Obitus team on 03333 447 440.
HOW TO GET THERE
GreenAcres Heatherley Wood
Approaching the park from the A3 – take the A333 exit towards Hindhead/Grayshott/Haslemere. Take the 1st exit from the roundabout on to Portsmouth Road. At the next roundabout, turn right into Crossways Rd. Crossways Rd turns left and becomes Headley Rd/B3002. Continue to follow the B3002, then look out for the green GreenAcres Woodland Burials sign on the right hand side.
Would you like to add a tribute? Just click the button below. Please note tributes do not automatically publish, they are added manually by the White Rose team.
She Is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
From early teens we huddled and laughed and cried, shared hopes and dreams as we crossed paths of discovery on life’s journeys to greater understanding and wisdom, and being Jewish.
Helen, you had such a wonderful, fun loving, singing, dancing side, infectious laughter and a unique and unforgettable strong voice. Also that sad and deep longing in the quest for peace of mind and healing and knowledge of what it means to be alive.
I especially remember many hours in the enveloping warmth of your family home as we negotiated the ups and downs of teenage years, and much later, your incredible way of being with our grandchildren when they were small, and meeting your beautiful daughter. We had so many happy and deep, and sometimes dark conversations when we re-connected over the years, to find that we continued to share so many interests and passions in our lives, from Craniosacral Therapy and alternative Nutrition to Ancestral Healing.
Dearest Helen, my oldest friend, you’ll be forever in my heart and mind, and Mike’s too, and we will miss you more than words can say.