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I just heard that my Aunty Ivy died - my great-aunt, that is. She was my granddad's oldest sister - 93 years old and riddled with dementia these last few years, bless her heart, but a real powerhouse in her day, the oldest daughter in a family of 10 children - clockwise from left that's Stanley, Kenneth, Cyril, Ivy, Robert, my granddad Arthur, Philip, Marjorie, Georgie and Marion with their parents Alf and Edith
1930s - Browning - Alf, Edith and children -Stanley, Kenneth, Cyril, Ivy, Robert, Arthur, Philip, Marion, George, Marjorie
Bobby was killed in the war and Philip also died young, but in 1993 eight of the ten siblings were still alive - this photo taken at a family gathering captures the last time they were all together in one place - here's my granddad Arthur with Stan, Ken, Ivy, Georgie and Cyril with Marion and Marjorie in front.
1993-01-30 - Browning siblings - Arthur, Stan, Ken, Ivy, George, Cyril, Marion, Marjorie - Marj and George Piddock's ruby wedding
Now Auntie Mai, the youngest sister, is the only one left. She'll be crushed - it's less than four months since we lost Marj.

Rest in peace, Ivy
1930s - Browning - Ivy Ivy Browning1 Ivy Browning2
1946-02-02  - Collins - Ivy Albert Collins - Ivy, Linda and Albert Ivy and Linda Collins
1989-12-20 - Collins - Albert Ivy Ivy

Date: 2013-04-11 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] galathea-snb.livejournal.com
I am really sorry, hon! *hugs*

These are some gorgeous pictures. Looks like she lived her life to the fullest.

Date: 2013-04-11 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] llywela13.livejournal.com
Thanks Chris :)

I love that photo of the family in 1937/8 or whenever it was taken - I got that from Cyril at Ivy's 80th birthday bash, he came down from London with a stack of copies and handed them out to all the family until they ran out. There was something stupid like 90 people there that day, all family! \O/

Date: 2013-04-11 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] francy-m79.livejournal.com
Sorry for your loss!! *hug* RIP aunt Ivy! (she was gorgeous when she was young!)

Date: 2013-04-12 04:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lost_spook
Aw, I'm sorry to hear that. But thank you for sharing the photos - they are really lovely.

Date: 2013-04-13 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sherrilina.livejournal.com
I'm sorry about your aunt, may she rest in peace! :( That's wonderful that you have all these great photos, however.

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