Saturday, 30 August 2014

Rest In Peace

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.

Alan xx

As mesothelioma is an asbestos-related disease the Coroner is involved and no funeral arrangements can be made at this time.


  1. Sadly Missed. Our only fan for many years. Rest in peace darling.

  2. My sincere condolences to you and the family. I knew Tess through crafting and crafting blogs and greatly admired her courage in fighting right to the end.

  3. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Alan, Tess was a lovely lady who will be missed so much by all her friends in the craft world.
    Rest in peace Tess, your battle was a long one but you fought so hard
    Trish xx

  4. I am so very sad to read this Alan. Tess was a wonderful lady and special friend.
    I am thinking of you and all the family at this sad time.
    I will miss her.
    RIP my friend

  5. Alan thank you for your beautiful words. My heart breaks for you. Tess was a brave and gentle warrior who lost her life too soon through no fault of her own thsnks to deadly asbestos. May she be at peace xx

  6. Just so sad to read this news Alan. I was lucky enough to have Tess as a friend in real life and online and will miss her so much as will anyone who knew her.
    Much love to you and all the family.
    Sleep well dear friend and be at peace.
    Cynthia xx

  7. Dear Alan,
    Tess's blog was one of the first we read when my partner was diagnosed, although we neer met , her words gave us an idea of the inspirational woman she must have been,

  8. A new star shining very brightly.............. sleep well my friend, you can rest now.
    Carol G xxxxx