Daphne Gilbert Obituary

posted by: Joan Vine | on: Saturday, 5 August 2017, 13:24

Daphne Elizabeth Gilbert

Daphne Elizabeth Gilbert

Daphne Elizabeth Gilbert's funeral was held on the 4th August 17, in St Mary's w St Leonard's Church in Broomfield. Revd Carolyn conducted the service. Daphne had been a life-long member of St Mary's Church, the spiritual home she loved. Daphne was dedicated to the church, she had a good life and was a woman of great faith. Revd Carolyn said how lovely it was that Daphne had been able to come along with her daughter to St Mary's just a few weeks ago, at the beginning of July to see the beautiful flower arrangements that had been set up to celebrate their Flower Festival and Gift Weekend.

Daphne's daughter Diana Garfield paid a loving Family Tribute to her 92year old mother, saying how dedicated she had always been to her family and how much she loved them. Daphne married in St Mary's Church in 1948 and had three children who she adored. Diana, her sister Helen and her brother Robin were brought up in a loving environment where they received a great amount of love and care. Daphne was a very clever and accomplished lady, having many talents including music and gardening. She was very fond and proud of her children and grandchildren and was delighted to have great-grandchildren too. She had been a life-long member of the church spanning some 82 years, St Mary's was her spiritual home and she loved it. Daphne was a dedicated member of the Mothers' Union right up to the day she passed away, she had been an active member of St Mary's MU but had become a diocesan member once the group had closed. Daphne's funeral service was beautiful and she wanted the collection taken at the service to be donated to the Chelmsford Mothers' Union.

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