It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Tess finally found peace last Thursday night (28 August).
Tess was an incredibly multi-talented and gifted lady on so many levels. I am enormously proud to have been her husband. Not only was she a fantastic wife, mother and Nana but also enjoyed a career as a brilliant teacher before she retired. In addition, she could apply her crafty skills in so many dimensions: dressmaking, cross-stitch, quilting, card-making, and constructing and designing a dolls house.
She was inspirational to so many - family, friends, fellow crafters and bloggers, and really cared about doing what was right in every situation she was confronted with. She helped very many people cope with difficult problems, providing tremendous emotional and practical assistance throughout her life.
Thank you for all the support, prayers, helpful comments and best wishes over all the time this blog has been going. They have been so helpful to us both in providing the strength to fight this terrible disease for so long.
As mesothelioma is an asbestos-related disease the Coroner is involved and no funeral arrangements can be made at this time.