Dorothy "Gram" Edwards

1919 - 2011

With fond memories of a loving mother, gram and great-gram.  Dorothy lived a full and active life, always caring for people in need. She loved being with her family and taught many things, especially scrabble, and her determination was an inspiration to all who knew her. She always entertained us with her stories. She is dearly missed.

Dorothy "Gram" Edwards

1919 - 2011

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on 13 Mar 2012

So sorry for your loss.

Daniel Allen
on 28 Feb 2012

You have inspired me so much

May Roberts
on 3 Dec 2011

Missing you with all my heart. Thankyou for everything

Peter Jones
on 27 Nov 2011

Thinking of you at this time. Thankyou

Jemima Smith
on 24 Nov 2011

As you said to me once Dorothy, life is full of wondrous joy. Wishing you all the more joy now.

Kevin Stays
on 24 Nov 2011

Always in my heart. Thankyou for all that you did for me. You will never be forgotten

Henry Jones
on 24 Nov 2011

It's hard to believe. I will never forget you!We will meet again.

Tricia Smithson
on 24 Nov 2011

Great Gram.. I just turned 13 and I will always remember you. Wish you were around for longer but thanks for everything. You are the best

Graham Ockwood
on 24 Nov 2011

To Dororthy's family. My heartfelt condolences.

Freda Smith
on 24 Nov 2011

My dear Dorothy. Sorry to see you go. Thanks for everything

on 24 Nov 2011

It's now been a few weeks and I still miss you, but I also keep remember what you told me about life. Thankyou Gram

on 24 Nov 2011

My sincere condolences for all the family. We all miss Dorothy but know her stories and memories will live on. This is a great memorial.. thank you for sharing

Mark Miller
on 24 Nov 2011

Thinking of you

Paul Tomes
on 24 Nov 2011
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1919 - 2011

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mrs irene crust  Irene Crust - on 3 Nov 2012

dearst mum you will always be in our thoughts . sleep tight night, night , . love you lots brian, brian , grandchildren , and greatchildren xxxx

Playing cards  May Roberts - on 3 Dec 2011

I always remember the time we played cards together and you let me win

Eulogy  Wendy Mulford - on 24 Nov 2011

As soon as they came back from a trip both of them were so anxious to share their experiences…

Mum had a very full life. She loved her family very much and enjoyed every minute she had with them. She has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren that she was so fond of.

She was very involved in so many activities and community services.She was the past president of the local scrabble team, Director for the Hitching Post Follies for 21 years . Assistant leader in girl scouts involved in PTA taught sewing at the Senior citizens Center represented Home Bureau at the ACWW conferences.

She loved to travel with her husband Charles. As soon as they came back from a trip both of them were so anxious to share their experiences. They were involved in craft shows for many years selling crafts made from sea shells. Mum started the originals making custom ski jackets. Mum loved to go camping on the islands and Indian Lake for many many years with family and friends.

Not only was Mum called Gram by her grandchildren but she was also Gram to everyone else.

Mum was always ready to do make a meal at anytime just to entertain! She was fantastic at scrabble cribbage and pinocle . She loved the challenge and the competition! She was an avid reader. Mum had the touch to be able to sit down and talk to anyone no matter what their age was and no matter what the subject was about. She had so much knowledge to share.

Mum always had time for anyone who stopped by her home. The door was always open and coffee was ready to pour!

Poem for Dorothy  Kimberly Best - on 24 Nov 2011

Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together…

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.

I have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was.

I am I and you are you and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched unchanged. Whatever we were to each other that we are still.

Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.

Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.

Play smile think of me pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity.

What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?

I am but waiting for you for an interval somewhere very near just round the corner.

All is well.

Doll making  Amanda Lulieu - on 24 Nov 2011

We always treasure the dolls you made for our girls. Thanks for everything. You will be greatly missed. We love you.

Great Lady  Patricia Binck - on 24 Nov 2011

  Recently, she even found time to make catnip bags for our local pet rescue group.   They were much appreciated…

She was such a Great Lady.  I will miss not having her wave to me when I walk by. 

She was always ready to offer a good word and a helping hand if you need one.  Recently, she even found time to make catnip bags for our local pet rescue group.  They were much appreciated.  Years ago she helped make a dress for my daughter. 

She was one of the first to welcome me to the neighborhood some 35 years ago. 

Like meeting sunshine

An angel on earth and in heaven  Tamara Scannel - on 24 Nov 2011

I can only hope and try to live life so fully. In some ways I almost feel closer to her now…

Mrs. Edwards (I have called her that since I was a kid) Has always been an angel on earth. She demonstrated what most humans only think they will find in heaven. Pure LOVE.

She is one of those rare people that you know makes a difference in the world. And the beauty of Mrs. Edwards, is it all flowed so easily. Or seemed to by the rest of us mere mortals. She fully embraced life and helped all of us around her to do so. Her humbleness and sharp wit give each person she encounters reason to feel joy and to streach their imagination.

Her creativity through sewing, crafts and cooking were a joy for her to produce but continued to make others smile, give comfortable or show love. My memories as a child were going to her house and seeing what she was making, smelling Mr. Edwards's pipe and just feeling totally at home.

And their dog Lucky - he was so lucky.

In my mind I see the many summers at the beach where she would play games with us kids and laugh with the kids, just as much and as easily as the parents. All of my life, I never saw her age. Her beauty was inside and timeless. The inspiration she provides me is always here. Dorothy Edwards sweeties recipe is still taped to the inside of my kitchen cabinet today. I will be making it this year!

Golfing in her 70s and 80s, in charge of the Follies, having time to listen to people. I can only hope and try to live life so fully. In some ways I almost feel closer to her now.

Mrs. Edwards is still with me, I know she angel in heaven, and we are no longer seperated by distance because she is with me right now inspiring me to be a better person.

Thank you for the love and the inspiration you gave to me and all of those who you have touched.

I love you,


The Special Things I Will Cherish About Gram  Tracey Best (Granddaughter-in-law) - on 24 Nov 2011

She always had such a smile when she was doing something new…

Here are the special things that will always bring love to my heart and a smile to my face:

1. Playing Scrabble with Gram and actually thinking you have a chance to win!!! That woman knew words I didn't know existed.

2. Her wonderful ability to listen to everyone and never pass judgement.

3. Her enjoyment of life and all those in it.

4. How much she enjoyed creating things (clothes new recipes things for the children and grandchildren). She always had such a smile when she was doing something new.

5. Her Competitive Spirit (you all know what I mean)!

6. Her Smile and Laughter! Gram I'm blessed for having known you and that my daughters were able to have such wonderful memories to carry with them. I will miss you with all my heart!

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Dorothy "Gram" Edwards

1919 - 2011

October 8th - Born in Cantebury
June   - Moved to Germany
July   - Dorothy graduates from school
October   - Returned to England
June 23rd - Dorothy marries her true love, Charles
October 12th - Daughter Wendy is born
  Son Charles is born
August 10th - Daughter Wendy married William Mulford. Dorothy and Charles welcomed a son into the family
August 2nd - Granddaughter Kim was born
July 23rd - Grandson Paul was born
May 17th - Grandson Nicholas was born
July 10th - Grandson Paul married Tracy. Dorothy gained another granddaughter.
November 18th - Dorothy's first Great Grandchild, Thomas, is born.
July 24th - Dorothy's first Great Granddaughter, Samantha, is born
January 6th - Granddaughter Kim marries Simon Wells. Dorothy welcome another grandson into the family.
October 12th - Dorothy's Great Granddaughter, Ashleigh, was born
June 25th - Grandson Nicholas marries Kirsty Burton. Dorothy welcomes another Granddaughter.
April 21st - Great Granddaughter, Lucy, was born
January 21st - Great Granddaughter, Dorothy Ann, was born. She was named in honor of Dorothy.
October 31st - Passed away on 31 October 2011, at the age of 92

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Dorothy "Gram" Edwards

1919 - 2011