My mother passed away this morning. There are a number of people here that know the story, but Mum had a massive stroke last July at the age of 69, due to, well shall we say a series of medical stuff ups. She was paralysed down one side as a result and lost her speech and spent 6 months battling to recover. At Christmas time she'd had enough and started to decline, and is now finally at peace. I'll miss you Mum, you've been a wonderful parent and a source of endless support, love and friendship. I'll always love you and carry you with me in my heart. RIP.