ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Jean Leiper - Niven, 83, born on November 11, 1927 and passed away on September 2, 2011. In Insch War Memorial Hospital, Aberdeenshire Scotland. We will remember her forever.

Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Mum,
Another year past already,
Miss you always,

Love David and Family xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2019
Mum,
You are always in our thoughts but even more so on this day.
Birthday wishes and our love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2019
Here we are again Mum another year passes us by and another Birthday we can't celebrate with you.
Sending Birthday wishes and hugs your way.
Always on my mind forever in my heart.
Lots of Love Barbara xxxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 10, 2019
Another year with out you mum. I miss our chats and laughs but have so much good memories of a fantastic mum. Sending you a big squeezey hug for your birthday. Love Ian xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 10, 2019
Mum,

We should all be gathered round you today, celebrating your birthday.
I will just say: 
we remember you now in love,
Your life from start to end,
And we’re just glad we knew you,
As our Mother, and as our friend.

Liz xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on September 3, 2019
Hi Mum,

Yet again my birthday has passed, I am a year older and my thoughts turn to the 2nd September when you left us. I hope you are happy now wherever you are because you deserve it. You raised all your children, pretty much on your own and I think we all appreciate everything you ever did for us. Miss you lots mum from a proud son xx
Posted by David Leiper on September 3, 2019
Mum,
8 years have passed since you were taken away from us all.
You are sadly missed and always will be

Love David and family xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 3, 2019
Hi Mum

8 years ago today memories of that day still clear in my mind. I have seen some lovely words written about you today you were a special woman and a special Mum who didn't have an easy life but you fought the fight and made us all better people. I think of you everyday and and everyday I wish you could still be with us. Missed but always in my heart love you Mum - Barbara xx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2019
Hello Mum,
Eight years have now passed since we said our farewells though -
Those we love don't go away, they walk besides us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and ever dear.
Love Les and Sue xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on September 2, 2019
8 years have flown by Mum, but you're thought of every day, memories of things you would say, often quoted
I notice the clock at 11.11 and I think Happy Birthday Mum
I always loved your sense of fun
I'm grateful for the many things you taught us all, about how to be ourself and stand tall
You were our rock - always there to cling to in tough and stormy times

Never forgotten, always loved xx
Liz
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on April 1, 2019
Mother's Day 2019
Mum,
Always remembered,
Never forgotten
Love Liz xx
Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2018
Happy Birthday mum,
91 years young today if you were still with us.
You are with us in spirit though.
Love David and family xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2018
Yet another year flown by mum. Happy 91st birthday. You are forever missed and in my thoughts. Loads of love from your wee loon (of 51 years) and family in Shetland xxx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2018
Happy Birthday Mum. Not only is today your special day but also 100 years since the end of WW1. I know you would have enjoyed all the special moments and memories that are being shared today. I have a nice mixture of cream and pink carnations sitting on the dining room table for you I am sure you would like them. Hope you are resting well miss you so much even more so today. All my love always Barbara xxxxxxxxxxx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2018
Happy Birthday Mum,
Ever in our thoughts but even more so today.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 11, 2018
Mum today you would have been turning 91
and it is the 100th anniversary of the the day the guns fell silent in the First World War
A momentous day in which you are at the forefront of my mind, missing you as much as ever
Love always
Liz xx <3
Posted by David Leiper on September 3, 2018
Mum,
2nd September will always be a sad day-
Always in our thoughts xx
David
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 3, 2018
Mum
I can't believe it is 7 years today you had to go away. Not a day goes by when I don't think about you. You are always in my thoughts and will never be forgotten. Love you always Mum Barbara xoxoxo
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on September 2, 2018
Mum
7 years gone by already
You are non the less always nearby
Never forgotten and forever loved
Liz xx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2018
Hello Mum,
Seven years have now passed since you went away,
Within our hearts you are loved and missed every day.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2017
Hi Mum

Thinking of you today more than ever on your 90th Birthday.

Miss you everyday. Always in my thoughts, Lots of Love Barbara xxxx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2017
Hello Mum,
Thinking of you this day, your Birthday.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2017
Hi Mum,
Miss you as much as ever and thinking of you on what would be your 90th birthday. Love and respect always.

Ian xx
Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2017
Happy birthday Mum,

Thinking of you as always,

Love David xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 2, 2017
Mum
It's that time of year again when memories of the night we lost you come flooding back. 6 years have gone by now and I still can't believe you have gone. I had some news earlier this year that I would have loved to share with you but I coudn't I do wish you could have been here. I hope you are resting well missing you everyday. Lots of love always Barbara xx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2017
Hello Mum,
Six years have now passed since we said our farewells though -
Those we love don't go away, they walk besides us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and ever dear.
Love Les and Sue xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on September 1, 2017
Hi Mum,

That's your wee loon hit 50! I wish you were still here to celebrate with me (maybe with a sneaky martini and lemonade!) but I will be having a nice large glass of red wine for me and another for you tonight. Thanks for everything mum. Love Ian xx
Posted by David Leiper on September 1, 2017
Hi mum,
Forever thinking of you and today is a sad reminder of the day you were taken from us 6 years ago. Miss you,
David xx
Posted by Les Leiper on March 26, 2017
Hello Mum,
Thinking of you today, Mothering Sunday.
Love Les and Sue xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on March 26, 2017
Mum
missing you very much today
especially with it being Mothering Sunday

Having had a funeral for one of your old neighbours Wullie Will yesterday and your good friend Margret's Charlie passing away and buried on Tuesday this has been a week of sad/sweet memories

Love always
Liz xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on March 26, 2017
Thinking of you today Mum on this mothering Sunday.

Miss you more and more each day.

Lots of Love Barbara xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 12, 2016
Mum
I put flowers out for you bonny red roses and rich burgandy through to pink gerberas. I know you'd love the colours.
It's a real autumn leafy scene there now at your resting place.
Think of you daily Mum but on your birthday even more so
Love Liz xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Mum,
Ever in our thoughts but even more so today - your Birthday.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2016
Mum

Happy Birthday to you. Thinking of you today as I do everyday. I have raised a glass to you and bought a wee bunch of flowers too which are sitting on the dining table looking lovely. I think you would like them. Hope your resting well. Lots of Love always and forever Barbara xx
Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2016
Happy Birthday Mum,
I'm away at work just as I was for too many of your birthdays when you were still with us. Thinking of you as always,
Love
David xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2016
Happy Birthday mum. Thinking of you and missing you as always. Like Barbara I have bought a nice bunch of flowers that sit pride of place on the dining room table that I think you would like. Hope you are having a ball, today especially xx Ian and family
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on September 2, 2016
Mum the years - 5 already! since you left us have flown by.
We have all said how fast they've gone,
but the memories of laughs and love linger on
Hope you like the flowers David and I put out for you Roses, Freesias and Carnations in all your favourite colours
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2016
Hello there Mum,
Five years have now passed since you went away,
Within our hearts you are loved and missed every day.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 2, 2016
5 years ago today was an awful day. 5 years have gone so fast but to me that awful day feels just like yesterday. I know you wouldn't want us to be sad but I am deep down. I have been thinking alot to day about the many laughs and the special times we had as a family and when there was just the 2 of us. These give me comfort and put a smile back on my face. You were one in a million you didn't have an easy life yet you always did your best for us and made us the people we are today. You did a great job as we turned out ok I think. Hope you are resting easy Mum. I miss you so much. All my love always Barbara xx
Posted by David Leiper on September 1, 2016
5 years already since you left us Mum.
Sad to think about it but there are always the happy memories of you to think about and bring a grin to my face.
I hope you like the flowers Liz and I left at the graveside today.

Love David xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on September 1, 2016
Another year mum! That's me 49 today and my thoughts turn to 2011 when you sadly left us, but I am quickly cheered up by all sorts of memories of you from the past (summer holidays with Wullie, New years parties at Selbie drive with all the neighbours, our trip to Holland for Liz's wedding etc). Miss you always and full of admiration for a wonderful mum!! 

Love Ian xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 11, 2015
Mum
Happy Birthday hope you like the flowers.
Bet you had a chuckle at me amd my lack of floristry skills
I think of you and miss you daily and I often speak to you
You are always remembered but especially today
Love always Liz xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2015
Happy Birthday Mum,
Ever in our thoughts but even more so on this day.
Love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2015
Hi Mum,
Remembrance Day and your birthday! A day I will never forget. Thinking of you always and miss you everyday. Love you

Ian xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2015
Birthday wishes I send today
To a star in the sky, not far away,
Engraved in gold on a cloud above
Just for you Mum, with all my love.

Happy Birthday Mum. I miss you so much.
Lots of Love Barbara xxxx
Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2015
Hello Mum,

Well, Guy Fawkes has just passed,
But I'll always "Remember Remember",
The 11th of November.

Happy Birthday Mum xx
Posted by Gordon Leiper on September 2, 2015
Mum I miss you as much as i ever have and you know I think of you and talk to you most days.I know it's 4 years but it wouldn't matter if it was 49 it wouldn't be any easier. I love you Jean Rose..Rest well Xx love Gordon
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 2, 2015
Mum its 4 years passed since 1 of the 3 worst things in my life happened. Having to say goodbye to you on that day was hard and today the hurt is just as strong if not stronger. I hate that the only way I can see you now is when I smile at you everyday as you sit in a photo frame on my dressing table & lounge but you smiling back at me gives me the motiviation I need to get on with the day ahead. You are with me everyday but I miss you so much, I love you Mum sleep well xxxx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2015
Hello there Mum,
Four years have now passed since you went away,
But you are always loved and missed each and every day.
Love always,
Les and Sue xx
Posted by David Leiper on September 2, 2015
Hi Mum,
4 years have passed so quickly.
Still thinking of you regularly and wish you were here.
Love and miss you,
David xx
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Posted by David Leiper on November 11, 2019
Happy Birthday Mum,
Another year past already,
Miss you always,

Love David and Family xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2019
Mum,
You are always in our thoughts but even more so on this day.
Birthday wishes and our love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 11, 2019
Here we are again Mum another year passes us by and another Birthday we can't celebrate with you.
Sending Birthday wishes and hugs your way.
Always on my mind forever in my heart.
Lots of Love Barbara xxxxxxxxxxx
Recent stories

Mother of seven

Shared by Elizabeth Leiper on September 1, 2013

A memory from long ago, when were we based in Rotorua, well Ngongotaha, and still had Dad with us.

Being Mum to seven kids was always a busy hectic time, each day much the same as the one before.

Washing, cooking, cleaning, caring for the little ones.

This particular day Mum and I went, with the two youngest boys, to do the shopping.
All went pretty well, no-one fell and hurt themself, or got lost, we managed to get everything we were needing too!

When we got home one wee chap needed his bottle and put to bed for a nap and we needed feeding too. 
I bottle fed and changed our youngest, after helping Mum unpack the shopping bags.

Lunch was duely made, consumed and the dishes done, 2nd youngest went out to play with a pal, and as Mum and I were about to sit  down for a cuppa, she suddenly realised she had not seen her purse since returning from the shops!


Well we searched the shopping bags, the little fellas pram, looked high and low to no avail.
I can still hear her saying (in her bonny Scot's accent) 'fars ma purse..oh meee, fit hiv a deen wi it' !?!

A cup of tea while the pot was still hot, that was the ticket...sit quietly and think, because she was sure she had her purse with her when we left the shops

Mum put out the cups and poured the tea, I went to the fridge for the milk.
Lo and behold! What was this?
Sitting by the new pack of butter in the fridge....Mum's purse!

Well we laughed and laughed, she must have put it there while putting the butter and milk away!
 
Poor Mum was always so busy thinking twenty steps ahead, planning dinner while ironing or doing the washing and cleaning the house, making beds etc...she just was always on the go!
Little wonder she lost her purse from time to time, in fact amazing she did not lose her sanity with us lot!

You taught us all to be organised and self sufficient Mum, ( 'dinae dee fit I dee, dee fit I say'...was a frequently used term), shared some grand stories and good laughs.

Hope you are at peace and able to relax now.

Love always,
Liz


 

Mums Visit to Sydney for her 70th

Shared by Barbara Leiper on September 3, 2012

Mum came to visit me in Sydney November 1997 and we had the best time.  Some of the time she was home on her own while I was at work so when I came home I would say to her what did you do today and she would sayy I went for a walk here etc she walked places I had never been too.  On the weekends we went out and did things and one Sunday we walked down the end of my street to  Botany Bay and sunbathed on the beach there.  Mum was wearing a straw hat to keep the sun off her head and a sudden gust of wind came up and blew the hat off her head.  So me being a good daughter haha set foot to retrieve the hat well everytime I went to pick it up of the sand a gust of wind would blow it away and further up the beach.  After running a fair didstance I managed to get the hat.  I got back to Mum exhausted and breathless and she was just laughing her head off at how funny it was that everytime I bent down the hat blew away again.  Was a real laugh.  My good friends Hans and Esma and Jenny joined Mum and I for Mums 70th birthday dinner.  Esma kindly organised a white stretch limo to pick us up and take us the 15 minute ride into The Rocks at Sydney Harbour.  Mum didn'y know about the limo, we thought we would surpirse her so I was keeping an eye for it coming and when it turned up I said to Mum right lets go thats the taxi (she couldn't see the limo until we got further down the drive).  When we got in sight of the limo she said thats not for us is it and I said yip thats our taxi ride into town.  She just beamed a big smile and climbed in like quite the thing and sat back with a glass of Champagne enjoying the ride and the view.  When we got to the Harbour a mob of Japanese tourists surrounded the limo cameras at the ready wondering which celebrity was arriving.  Well Mum was first out and she flashes a big smile and says "its only me".  The Japanese weren't sure who she was obviously but were disappointed I think that it wasn't Nicole Kidman or Russell Crowe.  Yet another funny moment.  Also while Mum was in Sydney Michael Hutchence from INXS committed suicide (accidentally??) and his funeral was aired live on t.v.  It was through the week so when I got home from work I got in the door and Mum was all puffy eyed and looked emotional.  I said whats wrong have you been crying.  Aye she says I was watching Michael Hutchence funeral and it was afa emotional I've sat here greeting a efternein.  I laughed coz it was so cute a 70 year old woman getting emotional over a rock stars funeral.  We went to New Zealand for 2 weeks as well during Christmas and New Year and had a great time visiting family and friends and it was great she got some time with our dear brother Alistair who sadly passed away February 2011, 7 months before Mum.  I have many Mum stories but the time she spent with me in Sydney/New Zealand was the best time ever and after she left to go back to Scotland I was so lost without her for a good month.  I would go to places we had been and cry because I missed her so much and that feeling is with me now permanently because the empty lost feeling I felt then is with me all the time now because we won't ever share laughs like we did then ever again but I know she is with me and is watching over me.  I love you Mum so much and miss you more than words can say.  Hope you are up there looking down on me and getting a laugh some of the time. xxxxx