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Gwyneth Bartlett

(5th March 1934 - 16th December 2022)

Gwyneth Bartlett (née Glynne-Jones) was born on 5th March 1934 and died on 16th December 2022.  She enjoyed 88 years of life packed full with family, food and fun.  Her mantra was to keep positive, smile and focus on the good things.  This sunny spirit combined with her enviable skills at entertaining and cooking made her a popular host wherever she made her home.     

She was extremely capable at domestic skills; making, even tailoring, clothes for herself and her daughters.  Rarely sitting down, but when she did, she knitted jumpers and crafted creative wall-hangings.    Cooking was a daily activity; fresh meals were produced and delicious puddings were served.  When parties were involved then the tables groaned under the weight of her creations and her joke-telling led to much laughter.

Her sociable nature included caring for others.  Her husband Reg was housebound for many years and she provided constant daily care without a break.  In addition, she helped neighbours and would always try to find solutions for problems shared.

She regularly declared herself lucky.  She had travelled extensively over nearly 20 years setting up home in many different lands from Australia and New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and USA to Spain and Portugal and this gave her an interest in lots of things but mostly in hearing about people and how they lived their lives.

Her moral code was very strong; she believed in fairness and honesty and was very well organised.

Her funeral took place at Guildford Crematorium on Thursday 12th January 2023, followed by a Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration at St James’ Parish Church, Elstead and a Reception afterwards which was well attended.

She leaves two daughters and four grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Donations, if desired, to Help in Elstead or The Simon Trust.  Their bank details are set out below. 

Help in Elstead
Sort Code: 30 93 49
Bank Account: 00837972

The Simon Trust (Autism) CIO
Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 77 49 11
Bank Account: 89746660

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Thanks so much for all you did leading up to the funeral. None of us could have got through it without your support.

Many thanks for everything you did for us, for all your help and for making a very sad day so easy. Your support has been amazing.

A huge thank you. Your dedication made saying farewell to Mum all the more bearable.”

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Thank you for the wonderful service, support and help you offered me and the way you looked after my partner Bob, after he passed away.

From the professionalism and courtesy your team showed on that most traumatic moment – taking Bob from our house – to your kindness, and surefooted advice, the recommendation of the Celebrant, and then your kindness in coming to the cremation as well.

It’s been the hardest month or so of my life and yet I was so pleased with how the service went, the wonderful order of service you arranged and helped me with and of course the music as well. Throughout it all you treated me with respect, dignity and gave me such helpful advice. I’m not sure I would have managed well without that. Even more, I can now look back and reflect that the day went well and represented my partner and our love so well.

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Family of Stanley Stearman

“Dear David and Hannah,
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for all your help and support over the last month or so.
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Your staff were lovely and the day went without a hitch.”

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Sally and Diane

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