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Edna Popperwell passed away 1st Sept 2015 see below(July 27, 2016)
Edna Popperwell, highly respected plants woman, passed away
To read more of Edna Popperwell’s achievements
Many thanks to Edna’s daughter Alison for emailing us to let us know and for allowing us to include the following on our website. Our thoughts are with you. Annie and Guy.
|Alison has written her thoughts as follows: |
Edna was a much loved daughter of George and Caroline Wood, wife to Fred and mother to Alison. She was very much a home-loving person and was never happier than when her close family was around her. She lived for her husband Fred and daughter Alison and lovingly cared for them morning, noon and night.
|Throughout her dementia she was cared for at home by Fred and Alison. Despite her condition and, towards the end, inability to communicate her thoughts and feelings to us we always had lots of hugs, kisses and cuddles.|
A devoted wife and Mother her parting from us has left a huge hole in our lives but we are so very proud of our Edna.
|She will live on for many years to come through the zonal and scented leaf pelargonium that she hybridised and introduced; Edna won numerous cups and awards of merit and a place in many respected garden and plant catalogues. We know her vibrant introductions have made it as far as Ireland, Sweden and France and are told they are even further afield than this. No doubt her obvious love of plants was inspired by her father George. She loved nothing more than to have her plants mentioned in one of the glossy garden publications and we have to say that was not an infrequent occurrence.|
|In addition to her ‘green fingers’ she was a talented cook and needlewoman who could turn her hand to making very professional looking clothes of all types and soft furnishings. Knitting was also a passion and she was never without a garment or two on the go. Her interest here came as a result of watching her mother Caroline sew and knit.|
A devoted wife and mother who will always be much missed
Fred and Alison Popperwell