Mrs Mary Graystone

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Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by Johncrown » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:49 am

It is with regret I announce the passing of Russ' Mum,in the early hours of this morning.
Mary had been unwell for a while and although expected , her passing will be distressing to all who knew her as a kind and gentlewoman.
She is survived by Russ and his brother Lawrence along with Grandchildren
Im sure all Plot members,Friends and Associates will join me in extending Sincerest Condolences
To Russell and Lawrence.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by Haydn » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:09 am

Sincere condolences to Russ and all the Graystone Families

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by swampee » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:09 am

A very sad and hard time Russ, even when it is expected nothing quite prepares us for the eventuality and finality of it all, we reflect upon their life and our own life, mum was always there for you, always sympathetic and understanding never poohooing your dreams, just a gentle and encouraging smile. Life is supposed to get easier as you get older but unfortunately as we get older so do our loved ones and friends,
My thoughts are with you my friend and hope these few words help to ease the pain.


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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by clarky50 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:07 pm

Sincere condolences on your loss Russ,remember her for the good times and that she will always be your mum.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by norman5 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:03 pm

Sincere condolences Russ.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by Joe » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:52 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss Russ.
Your blessed Mother will still be with you in spirt. A tough time for you and yours. Be assured there is a huge amount if support out here. Chookas.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by Bungster » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:52 am

So very sad to hear the news of your loss Russ. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by julietkilo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:12 am

Sad to hear of your loss Russ, RIP Mary.

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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by stones » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:53 pm

Thank you all very much for your kind thoughts. Truly appreciate them. Mum would be very pleased, for she hosted many sailors in our family home over the years. I wouldn't be able to count them all. Too many. Many is the time I would front up at the front door unexpectedly with a mob of mates in tow for the weekend, and she loved taking care of everyone. We had some great BBQs and Smokeys at our place.

Mum had also visited Thailand on many occasions and also had a great affection for the country and its people.

Last night when I was wrapping after up a long day I stopped at my (personal farang style) Buddha Altar in my lounge, and said a few words. Having spent over half my life living with Buddhists, it does rub off a bit. Call it having five bob each way. Many would be aware of the current crisis in Thailand, in the far north in Chiang Rai, 13 young boys and their teacher/coach lost and trapped in a large flooded cave complex. Crack teams from UK, U.S., China, Australia all gathered to the fray to find them and attempt a rescue. 10 Days! 10 Days! Trapped in the dark, in flooding waters. So I asked the Buddha to help Mum, whilst on her way to where she was going, could she stop a while and maybe lend a hand.

This morning the world woke up to the news that the rescuers had found them all alive. Now they just have to get them out. They will.

Now please don't think for a second I would want to claim anything.

Yeah, I know, but it was great uplifting news.

thanks again.


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Re: Mrs Mary Graystone

Post by Paybob » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:57 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss, our Mothers are so special.

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