Good memories ...

I want to say thank you to everyone who has been involved with looking after my Uncle for the last few years of his life. We all know what a struggle it was for him to give up his independence when he had a stroke. Indeed the first few months at Pemberton Fold were difficult ones for him, the staff and for me too. However, when he realised he could no longer live on his own, he really settled in singing and was well contented.  My memories of him pottering in the garden, joining in parties and celebrations in the early years of his stay are all good ones.

A private man and fiercely protective of his personal independence - this often made it difficult for him to accept help in his daily routine from the staff. He stopped coming out of his room when his mates passed away or left Pemberton Fold. He remained cheerful with his TV, paper and the staff popping in and out to chat to him. A grand age 92 and mercifully not too much suffering at the end. Thank you so much. 3rd May 2013