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newport gwent
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royal gwent hospital

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

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Tributes paid to ‘well-loved’ Pill woman
7:20pm Tuesday 1st February 2011

Print Email Share  By Ruth Mansfield » 

A PILL woman who went out of her way to help others in the community including providing Christmas dinners for local pensioners, has died aged 79. 

Mary Hawkesby, of Latch Square, died at the Royal Gwent Hospital on January 15 after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

The mother of eight and grandmother of 28, was born in Newport and lived in the Pill area for more than 40 years. 

Always thinking about others, for around 15 years, Ms Hawkesby, who was also a great-grandmother, held bingo sessions within the local community to raise funds. 

She would then use the funds to create food parcels at Christmas to deliver to local pensioners who would otherwise be without. 

Ms Hawkesby’s daughter Lorraine, 54, said: "She was a well-loved and well-respected woman. It was usually around five to 10 people she was providing for each Christmas. Everyone in the area knew of her and she did all she could to help out others." 

Friend, Audrey Stone, 64, said: "My mother was one of those who always used to get a Christmas parcel from Mary. It would have everything in it to ensure all the pensioners on the estate could enjoy a Christmas meal." 

Ann Barton of AB Florists, Commercial Road, said: "Everyone in Pill knew her. I have been inundated here with people coming in and talking about the funeral. She was always so nice to everyone and had a wonderful nature." 

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the man my mother loved so much
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my mother and her best friend
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mam jade paul
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I love and miss you so much mam ,,,It hurts xxx
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my beautiful mother
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for my mother
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Return to Sender
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Personal Notes

my mother was a wonderful lady who cared for many people.. she had a heart of gold. the last years she was very depressed of the fact she couldt walk any more, she was a women of the world who was very strong and saw a lot of life . took good care of her children at all times. she wil be loved and missed forever . i love you mam xxxx
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.Your Mother, Your Angel

You look back on memories you forgot you had,

And at times you'll smile even though it hurts so bad.

Your mother is a special woman and no one can take her place,

You'll find a piece of mind when you remember he smiling face.

Your mother is an angel now she flies high above the rest,

and in your hearts always and forever she will be the best.

She has earned her wings and it's time for her to fly,

I know it hurts no one is ever ready to say good-bye.

She knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,

But as you finally drift of to sleep let her memory hold you tight.

She will be your guardian angel through the rest of your life,

Helping lead you on the path between what' wrong and right.

your mother loves you so very much and her love will always remain true,

Please don't ever think for a second that your mother will forget you.
I love you mam xxxx

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There is know other words to say than to say i love you and miss you. and there will never be a person like you mam. you were the best mother ever. we all feel lost without you .. but i will see you one day waiting on the end of those steps to heave to take me with you ..i love you dear mother xxxx may god look after you atall times xxxx
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Missing You mam

if I could drink away my pain

To hide away my sorrows

If I could bring you back again

I would do it by tomorrow

If I could travel everywhere

To find out where you’ve gone

Would I even find you there

Or find that I’m alone

If I could grasp you by the hand

To stop your deadly fall

Then maybe I could understand

Why you even died at all

If I could ever have a dream

A wish that would come true

Then it would be that the grass stayed green

And I was there with you

But those times have been and gone

When you were here to stay

And now I’m sad and all alone

Since you passed away

Everyday I feel you near

And not a day goes by

That the memory of a mother so dear

Brings tears to my eyes.

i love you and miss you mam xxx

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I wish for one more day

Now that you're gone

To thank you

To see your beautiful face one more minute

To be able to call you mom

Now that you're gone

One more meal

One last car ride

One last see you later

Last night I saw you

Wishing that it was real

Not believing that only in my heart

Is where I can see you

It is so hard to realize

That this is now our reality

But you left us in a good place

Together we are all still

Now that you're gone

You will remain in our hearts

Till the day we are together again

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Missing Mama

I awake each morning to start a new day

But the pain of loosing you never goes away.

I go about the things I have to do

And as the hours pass I think again of you.

I want to call you and just hear your voice

Then I remember that I have no choice

For you are not there and now my heart cries

Just to see you again to tell you goodbye

To say Mama I love you and I always will

And hope that much of you, in me you've instilled.

The day that you left I just didn't know

That you were going where I couldn't go.

And now all my memories of you are so dear

But gosh, how I miss you and wish you were here.

Who now can hear me when I need to cry?

It so hard to tell you "Mama goodbye."

Someday I know all will be well

And I'll see you again with stories to tell

Of how you were missed and how we have grown

And how good it is to finally be home.

Until then my memories of you I'll keep near

And I'll pass them on to those who are

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Everything Mom

How did you find the energy, Mom
To do all the things you did,
To be teacher, nurse and counselor
To me, when I was a kid.

How did you do it all, Mom,
Be a chauffeur, cook and friend,
Yet find time to be a playmate,
I just can’t comprehend.

I see now it was love, Mom
That made you come whenever I'd call,
Your inexhaustible love, Mom
And I thank you for it all

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