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 Ian Leiper on November 11, 2021
Hi there Mum
Wishing you were here to celebrate your birthday and in my thoughts as always. Miss you, love you and respect you so much for all you did for us all.
Ian xxxx

Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 12, 2021

Hi Mum
Always in my thoughts but more so today on your Birthday. Miss you everday all my love Barbara xxxx
Posted by david leiper on November 11, 2021
Hi mum,

Thinking of you - miss you more than usual today on your birthday.

Happy Birthday
Love David xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2021
Mum,

You are always in our thoughts but even more so on this day.
Our Birthday wishes to you and our love always.

Les and Sue xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 11, 2021
Hello Mum,

Thinking of you especially today, wishing you were here with us so we could
all have gathered round you for your 94th birthday.
I will raise a glass to toast you
Loved & remembered always
Liz xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on September 2, 2021
Mum,
I saw a feather yesterday, it fall from the sky landing nearby
and thought :

Aaah here's Mum come to say Hi,
to let me know she's been up by Ian for his birthday,
and is on her way over to Les Sue and David.

I think of you each and every day Mum, wishing you were here
Trying today not to shed a tear
because, I know you are safe and resting with Dad and Alistair

Loved and remembered always,
Liz xx





Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 2, 2021
Hi Mum,
10 years ago today you left us and you are sorely missed everyday. You are forever in my thoughts and heart I miss you so much. Sometimes though I just look up and smile and say "I know that was you".
Rest well Mum love you always ❤❤
Posted by david leiper on September 2, 2021
Hi Mum,

Thinking of you always. 10 years ago today was a sad day for all of us.
You are forever missed - memories and photo's are all we have now, such a shame. Love David xx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2021
Hello Mum,
Ten years have now passed since you went away,
Within our hearts you are loved and missed each and every day.
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us all the way,
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and ever dear
Love always,
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Ian Leiper on September 1, 2021
Hi again Mum
Sadly another year has past without you here. 10 years ago we had to say goodbye but I hope you are resting and at peace. Miss you always and thinking of you on my birthday (bought some nice flowers for you again) . Love always Ian xxx
Posted by david leiper on November 12, 2020
Happy Birthday mum,

I am a bit late as usual but was thinking of you xx

Love David and family xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 12, 2020
Happy Birthday Mum thinking of you today more than usual. 

Lots of love always Barbara xxxx
Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2020
Happy Birthday Mum

Missing you. Love always Ian and family xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on November 11, 2020
Mum

Remembrance day brings us to your birthday too
This day is full of memories, especially of you.

Much loved, always
Liz xx
Posted by Les Leiper on November 11, 2020
Happy Birthday Mum,

Ever in our thoughts but even more so on this day.

Love always.
Les and Sue xx
Posted by Elizabeth Leiper on September 2, 2020
9 years Mum, since you left us, on that sad Friday.

This 2020 has been a very strange year, even so you are always near.
I am pleased to see some new photos of you have been added here.

I think of you daily, sometimes even have a 'silent chat'
Rest easy Mum
Love Always
Liz xx
Posted by Les Leiper on September 2, 2020
Hello Mum,
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and ever dear.
Love Les and Sue xx
Posted by Barbara Leiper on September 2, 2020
Hi Mum well here we are again another year has gone by and goodness what a strange year it has been. I miss you everyday and still miss our laughs and chats. Forever in my thoughts and heart. I hope you are resting well. Lots of love Barbara xxxx
Posted by Ian Leiper on September 1, 2020
Hi Mum,
Thinking of you again on my birthday. Thank you for all you did for us and I will always miss you. I will have a wee toast to you tonight. Love Ian xxx
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 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 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 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
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Posted by Ian Leiper on November 11, 2021
Hi there Mum
Wishing you were here to celebrate your birthday and in my thoughts as always. Miss you, love you and respect you so much for all you did for us all.
Ian xxxx

Posted by Barbara Leiper on November 12, 2021

Hi Mum
Always in my thoughts but more so today on your Birthday. Miss you everday all my love Barbara xxxx
Posted by david leiper on November 11, 2021
Hi mum,

Thinking of you - miss you more than usual today on your birthday.

Happy Birthday
Love David xx
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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