- Date of passing: Jun 17, 1958
|Let the memory of Jean Mary be with us forever|
"It was on this day 56 years ago you were taken from your beloved husband George Herbert Dale and your seven children - 6 boys and one little girl, me. I will never forget that day even though I was only 5 years old. I looked for you every day in the clouds because that is where everyone said you had gone. Over the years, I have managed to obtain photos of you and lots of stories about who you were. I miss you just as much today as always and can't wait till we are reunited one day. I love you Jean Mary, more every day."
"Mum like you I love flowers and every time I pick a rose from my garden and take in its beauty and fragrance I am reminded of you and how very wonderful you are. Miss you, see you one day soon. C XX"
"Dear Mum, today is the memorial of your death, but thanks to the birth of my daughter Shelley Jean, you live on. She too has kind loving brown eyes and an amazing heart and intuition for children. I have missed you now for 55 years, I think I always will, well you were my Mum, my one and only. I love you. Catherine XX"
"I talked to my Aunty Marie Journee about my desire to get the headstone reconditioned and also to have all the children's names engraved. She got it all organised and we went ahead with the work. Because there were 7 of us, a special little plaque was placed below the main headstone. I put two beautiful polyanthus plants on either side of the stone and photographed it for my 6 brothers."
"My Dad chose your headstone - it is a beautiful pink. It was inscribed with your name and that you were the beloved wife of George Herbert Dale, my Dad. He told me he wouldn't rest until the names of all their children were also on the headstone. It made me sad each year I visited the gravesite (of both parents by now) to see lichen growing all over the inscription with not kids names"
"Did you know my darling Mum that my Dad George was devastated by your untimely death and struggled to keep your 7 children together. In the end he was diagnosed with a brain tumour and we all had to be put into foster care and institutions - take heart my mother, we all survived through all odds and bring glory to our Mum and Dad and their devoted love to each other and to their 7 kids."
"I remember you my darling mum even though I was only 5 years old when you passed away at age 27. I have asked relatives what you were like and they all say you were a beautiful person in every way and loved her family beyond anything else. I have seen photos of you and I think you are a beautiful woman - My beloved mother, Jean Mary Dale aged 27, taken way before her time RIP"
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