Pat and Keith’s daughter Andrea writes:
For all those who would like to attend, Mum’s funeral will be at 10am on Thursday 19th April at St. Joseph’s Church, Redhill. We will just be having family flowers, but if you would like to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, we have set up a JustGiving page.
There will be refreshments available afterwards (the family will go to the crematorium and return for a drink and a toast to Mum’s life).
Mum was a bright and colourful lady, so please don’t feel you need to wear black.
On the JustGiving page the family share:
On Wednesday 28th March 2018, our lives were changed forever with the loss of our beautiful Mum, Pat Donachie.
Mum had suffered with Alzheimer’s, which is a disease that impacts not only the individual, but the family who love and support them. It’s incredibly tough watching someone succumb to the devastating consequences of this disease: the loss of their memories, their confidence, their physical strength and their understanding of the world around them.
Our amazing Dad was Mum’s carer – this isn’t something you train for, or prepare for – Dad did it because he loved her through and through. And he was brilliant. But it was also hard.
With support from the Alzheimer’s Society, Dad received advice, information and accessed local services that gave both him and Mum a safe and fun place to be – Mum never stopped being the smiling, social butterfly she always was.
We want to ensure that other families, who will be touched by Alzheimer’s, have local support services that will give them the understanding they need.
Funds are being cut, and as the population increases, the prevalance of Alzheimer’s in the community will rise. We really need to create better services – everyone deserves them.
If you would like to help us raise money in Mum’s memory and to support other families with access to this wonderful network of support, then donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure.
Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Thank you, with love from Rachel, Andrea, David, Keith and most importantly, Mum xxxxx