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My wonderful friend Arlene

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This year I have faced many difficulties which meant that gardening could not be my priority.

I had hoped the end of December would be a time when I could write a happier blog, but sadly I’ve heard this week of the death of my wonderful friend Arlene.
Her death was recent … 11th December, 2020.

Many GoY members will remember Arlene from the early years of Grows on You. To me she was always empathetic, kind and full of useful advice.

A vivacious personality .. intelligent .. helpful .. amusing, with great love for her family, for her dogs and for her gardening.

Here are a few photos of happy times.
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Arlene adorned in a stunning hat for a special event.


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One of Arlene’s beloved Boxer dogs in the spectacular Welsh scenery she loved so much.


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Arlene with her lovely daughter Caroline.


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Rest in Peace, Arlene, and thank you for your friendship.
x x x

I won’t write happy festive messages with this blog, but I’ll add a separate photo today with a Christmas message for all my GoY friends.

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Terra, I remember Arlene from my early days on Growsonyou as she welcomed me and gave helpful advice re. navigating the site. Sending my condolences to her family. Sorry for the loss of your good friend.

23 Dec, 2020

 

Oh that is so sad TT. I hope you are ok and I am sending you and her family my condolences.

23 Dec, 2020

 

Sorry to hear that terratoonie, I too can remember her, a lovely person and so helpful on goy, and a great friend to you who will have given you many memories to cherish, sending my condolences to you and her family, may peace be with you.

23 Dec, 2020

 

So sorry to read this Terra,as I remember her well,from the very early days of Goy.A very helpful lovely lady,and my condolences go out to Arlene's family,and sorry you have lost a special friend .xx

23 Dec, 2020

 

This is very sad news, Arlene was a lovely lady, I met her once at a plant sale near here and she was full of life and very friendly.
I remember the blogs she used to write about taking her dogs for walks on the beautiful Gower Peninsula and how much she loved them.
I am so sad to hear she has passed away. Thanks for letting us know TT xxx

23 Dec, 2020

 

That is so sad, I remember Arlene and her blogs from our early days Terra, so very sorry to hear of her passing sending my condolences to you and her family xx

23 Dec, 2020

 

I did not know your friend Terra but she looks so lovely in the photographs. Everyone on here who does remember her obviously think of her with real affection.
I do hope that next year will be better and that you can enjoy your garden once more.

23 Dec, 2020

 

It’s so sad for you to lose a dear friend, Terra. I’m so sorry, and I know you will miss her, but hope the good memories will be a comfort.

23 Dec, 2020

 

My condolences also Terra. I never knew her but she looks to have been a lovely lady & is obviously going to be missed by manypeople, especially you.

23 Dec, 2020

 

I’m sorry to hear of your friends passing, Terra. My thoughts are with you, she looked a lovely lady. You will certainly miss her I’m sure.
My condolences at this time. Xx

23 Dec, 2020

 

I'm so sorry to hear that sad news TT I remember Arlene as well , a lovely lady she'll be missed by so many friends & family ..

23 Dec, 2020

 

so sorry Terra very sad indeed :(

23 Dec, 2020

 

I'm so saddened to hear of the loss of your friend. She must have been a very special friend and words fail me as to what to say. My thoughts and prayers are with you Terratoonie.

24 Dec, 2020

 

I am so sorry Terra to hear of your dear friends death. Its always sad , but at Christmas is far worse.
My thoughts are with you. xx

24 Dec, 2020

 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments ...
I was aware that many of you would remember Arlene from the early days of GoY. x x x

24 Dec, 2020

 

Oh I am so sorry Tt, I too remember Arlene and her boxer dogs, yes as you say a really lovely contributor to GoY.
So sad to hear of her passing.
Thinking of you, keep warm and safe. Xx

26 Dec, 2020

 

I'm so sorry to read you have lost your friend TT. Can 2020 throw anything else at us I wonder? Sending my condolences to you.

29 Dec, 2020

 

Thanks Janey and Waddy. x x x
Several of my close friends have died this year.
Let's hope 2021 will be a better year for everyone.

30 Dec, 2020

 

I remember Arlene, sad news. May she rest in peace. Thank you for letting us know Terratoonie. See, I have never really left GOY, I do check in from time to time. Take care Terratoonie. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

30 Dec, 2020

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