In loving memory of Maureen Williams who sadly passed away on 8th November.
The funeral service was held on Monday 7th December at GreenAcres Chiltern.
Due to limited capacity, attendance was by invitation only, but a video of the service is shared below, along with personal tributes.
I don’t know if you believed in the notion of heaven but it’s lovely to think that you have found yours and that you are free and happy, bathed in light and in the safe arms of your loved ones waiting for you there.
With all my love
My darling Mum, I still can’t believe you’re gone but the awful pain in my heart tells me it’s true. You always calmed me when i was angry, always made me laugh when i was sad. You were always honest with me, telling me what i needed to hear but now you’re gone i feel so lost without you guiding me along this rocky road we call life. You have been a wonderful Nan to Charlotte and given her the same love and guidance you gave me and i thank you from the bottom of my heart. I miss you so much my darling Mum, forever in my heart.
So sad to hear you had gone to heaven but so pleased we met again last year we had a whole day catching up in my daughter’s home never stopped chatting about our past years as very good friends, then we had a day in your home same again also when I got back to Spain would ring each other, you were not well when we last spoke. R I P Maureen x
Dear Aunty Maureen,
You was such a lovely caring person and great Aunty to us. You was always there for everyone and will be sadly missed by us all.
Sending lots of love to you in heaven.
Love Martin, Tracy and the boys xx
Missing you so much mum and still find it hard to believe that I will never see you again. You were so loved by us all and I will forever hold you in my heart. I like to think that you and my dad are together now and that’s the image I see, the two of you wrapped in each other’s arms. No more pain or suffering.
Love you mum xx
Dear Maureen – The first time I met you I thought you were beautiful. We met again many years later when we were able to get to know each other, and I realized that you were not only beautiful on the outside but on the inside too. I am really thankful we remained friends.
Thank you for allowing me to share your children. I know that they are really going to miss you, and promise that I will continue to love them, make sure they are OK and always be there for them.
RIP Dear Maureen.
cant believe your gone nana, so glad I get to see you the Thursday, make you a tea and had a good old natter. Thank you for blessing me with nearly 31 years of love laughter and happiness , so many memories none of which ill forget, until we meet again nana maurean Janice, love your little perisher and lola
Though gone from sight
I am not far away
I’m with the One whose presence
Will guide you every day
The arms that will enfold you
Will strengthen and uphold you
Until the day that we will meet
And sing our praise at Jesus’ feet
Dearest Maureen much loved by her Brother Eric and Hannah. So lovely to see you for your birthday and know that your faith sustained you through until you left us. To hear you say that you pray every morning for your family and loved everyone so much. A gracious beautiful lady. We will miss you.
Hannah and Eric
Maureen joined the Breathe Easy Club over 7 years ago and has been a valued member. We called her “Little Mo” and I loved her dearly. She always made us laugh and when the club had to stop because of the virus we stayed in touch. I used to bump into Maureen at LongAcres garden centre and we’d have a good catch-up and laugh. You loved my home-made marmalade. I’ll miss you very much Maureen. R.I.P. Love Carol xx
To dear Maureen,
It was a pleasure to have known you for the last eight years. I did not know much about you
in your earlier years, but I do know that in the pain your passing has left on the family you
were and always will be a very much loved Mum & Grandmother.
With much love
Being a step-relative is often difficult, however, you always treated me with the love and care that you showed to all of your grandchildren.
You will be so dearly missed by all of us and your legacy is continued in generations of your wonderful family.
I hope that wherever you are, you are happy and at peace.
All of our love always.
Jake, Jade, Freddie and George ❤️
Maureen you are truly a gem. I’m so sad that you’ve moved into next realm sooner than we’d all hoped. I’ll bet you’re glad to have shrugged off your mortal coil from this realm though and I can imagine the smile on your face when you realised those illnesses, ulcers, aches and pains are now history. So good for you. I though, like everyone, will really miss you. We always laughed a lot (sorry if I was a bit near the mark a few times) and your face when you realised I had said what you thought I’d said! Loads of people have sung your praises and rightly so and I concur. The asset I will always remember you for is your ability to accept human flaws and failings and ability to draw a line under issues and move on quickly. You especially appeared to understand that men are stupid by design and not by choice. I could not have picked a better mother-in-law if I’d tried. Thank you so much Maureen.
So much love to you I promise to smile inside when I think of you. See you on the other side when my time comes. XXXXXXXXXXL
It is very important for me to let you know that even after you and my brother Jim were no longer married, you were still loved and considered one of our family, sister-in-law to myself and my sisters and we were Aunts to your lovely twins Kim and Karen. We know how much you will be missed. RIP Maureen.
Love from Christine xxx
Dear Maureen as you start your last journey we will celebrate your life. You joined our Breathe Easy Group in 2008 and from there you became our friend. We will always remember the wonderful outings, lunches and meetings filled with a lot of laughter. You were always concerned about other people’s welfare above your own. You were such a lovely warm person and we feel so lucky to count you as a friend. We were very fond of you Maureen and Brian could always make you laugh with his jokes! We will miss you very much and feel so sad we could not meet these last few months. Every time we think of you it will be with warm fondness and we will see your beautiful smile. Happy journey dear friend. Much love and a big hug.
Patricia and Brian Reynolds.
So sorry to hear of your passing by Eric,hadn’t seen you for many years after you moved from Sidley with Jay back to your familiar area.
Have many happy childhood memories when Gary & myself used to go to Nanny & Grandads in Worple Avenue and we would see you with Kim,Karen & Joanne.
RIP In heaven & give my dad John a hug from me.Reunited with Your Mum,Dad sister Kath & brother John xx
Sending our love and prayers to Maureen’s precious family at this heartbreaking time.
Maureen will be remembered as a lovely, caring and kind person who always made us feel welcome as part of the family.
In more recent years the children, Charley and molly, loved to wave to “great auntie Maureen” as we passed her house on the way to the park. Fond memories of a special lady.
With love and blessings
Jo, Ian, Charley & Molly
You weren’t just my dear Nan, you were my dear friend too
I miss our Fridays together
I miss buying you chocolate behind auntie Jo’s back because she worried about your diet
I miss talking to you about the things I only felt comfortable telling you
I miss taking funny pictures and videos on Snapchat filters
I miss doing little things for you and using my every day work duties to help you
I miss your laugh and your comforting words
I miss the naughty humour we shared.
I’m sorry I didn’t get to hug you or kiss you goodbye. Harper asked to see you, Millie pretends to be on the phone to you and it breaks my heart in two.
You were the centre of our family
And now your gone a hole has been left
And although in time the pain might shrink you’ll never not be missed.
I thank god I saw you one last time the day before he called your name and took you away.
I never really thanked you for the times you took me and Harper in and for my OCD.
And even though my ladies call me their little granddaughter
And I say I love them too
They’ll never ever replace you, I promise you.
You have left memories in my heart and that’s where they’ll always be
I hold on tight that you told mum how proud you were of me.
No matter how much time will pass I’ll miss you everyday,
Keep shining bright in heaven so you can light my way.
They say grief gets better in time so why is it I miss you more and more each day. Harper and Millie miss you so much. We love you so much nanny
I know how sorely you’ll be missed by all those who knew and loved you, especially your daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a wonderful family you have and I will always have fond memories.
Free from pain now. RIP lovely lady.