Relatives of an elderly Worcester lady who died earlier this year at a Bromsgrove care home are set to thank staff with a special donation.
Valerie Rowlands, of Lickey, and her sister Diane Nicholson, of Norfolk, are due to present Tutnall Hall Care Home, in Tutnall Lane, with a bench in memory of their late Aunt, Dot Carter.Dot, who was born in November 1914, lived at Tutnall for five years after she had a stroke while on holiday in the Lake District. She died in July this year aged 94.
Dot’s two nieces are set to visit the home on Tuesday (OCT 27) along with other family members to officially present the garden bench to staff and residents.
Valerie said: “Our father was Dot’s cousin and our mother, her best friend, went to live with her during the Second World War and stayed for six years ” so her house was the first home we knew.
“Auntie Dot was always a second mother to us and we exchanged visits as often as possible. She had a stroke in 1998 and very sadly was never able to go back to her flat.
“She moved to a nursing home, which closed in 2004, and we then had the very good fortune to move her to Tutnall Hall.
“She remained at Tutnall Hall until she died in July and received excellent, loving care during those five years.
“We wanted to dedicate a garden bench to the staff and residents at the home as a memorial to Aunite Dot, and also to show our gratitude for the care she received.”
Gwen Cruickshank, the home”s administrator, said everyone at the home was really appreciative of the donation.
“Dot was well-loved by staff and residents and we were all very sad when she passed away earlier this year,”she said.
“We are very grateful to Dot’s relatives for donating the lovely teak bench with a brass plaque commemorating Dot’s life and we all think it will be a fitting tribute to a lovely lady”
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