My grandmother died on Friday night.
I didn’t know her well, and hadn’t seen her since 1999. She’d been unwell for some years, but all the same, it was sad news — perhaps because like the rest of my grandparents, I grew up distant from them — either in miles or in years. Unavoidable, but a shame for all of us, I suppose. Only my Grandad left now.
RIP Margaret Joyce de Bowen née Middleton, 18/5/1926 – 30/3/2007.