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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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“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.
The funeral was just as it should have been.
Your staff were lovely and the day went without a hitch.”

Michele & Caroline

“Thank you so much for the care you took of mum and help and kindness you showed us making a very sad time so much easier to bear. With very best wishes and a very big thank you.”

Claire, David & Pia Stevens

“Would you please pass on our thanks to the young lady who conducted the burial of Joyce Ashby last week. She was so kind to Jean my very elderly cousin especially on the ride back in the Limo taking us through Richmond Park and chatting all the way. We then went on to have a family picnic in Jean’s garden in the sunshine a lovely way to remember Joyce and the perfect day for Jean. Very many thanks from all of us in North Wales.”

Sheila, Keith & Rhoada Ashby

“Dear Donna,

Just a little something to say thank you very much for all of your kind support during a very difficult time.

You really went above and beyond to help us and it was truly appreciated.

Thank you for helping us organise such a personal and fitting service for Margaret and everything else that you did for us.”

Bill, Sandra, Vicki and Family

“Lynn, Bruce and I thank you so much for the wonderful understanding and help you have given us over the past days.It has been a difficult time but made so much easier by your guidance. With your kindness, we feel we managed to say our goodbyes to ‘Roger’, ‘Dad’ and ‘Grandy’ – showing our love and thanks to him for looking after us so perfectly over the years.”

Pat Clark

“Thank you very much indeed for all your professionalism, support and guidance throughout the whole process involved in caring for my mother.

From the moment we met the staff at Holmwood Nursing Home until my collection of thank you notelets for my father to use I felt that everything was conducted in a most efficient and sensitive manner. I know that Clive spent a good deal of time with you and I was so pleased that we were able to have such a beautiful service very soon after the passing of our dear mother and wife. With thanks once again”

Jane Reg & Clive

“Just a wee note to say a huge thank you for your amazing support, care and friendship when helping us to arrange my dad’s funeral. Although it was such a difficult time for us as a family, you ensured that we were so well looked after & that everything went perfectly. Our tears often turned to laughter in your company & that’s because you helped us remember the good times.

Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts. We would also like to thank the whole team involved in helping before, during and after my dad’s funeral. You truly are amazing, showing such dignity, compassion, care and professionalism. Thank you.”

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