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Kate Woodruff: eulogy

Mum was an utterly. excellent. mum.
You could say I am biased. But I’m not just talking about standard mum skills. Yes, she was endlessly supportive of our choices in terms of education / travel / careers / relationships. Obviously. But it’s the little details that really demonstrate it - She would not just write with love, but all love at the end of every letter, email or text message. She was respectful of our musical taste, even if this was a bit dubious at times.  Ellie and I got a christmas stocking every year, until probably only 2 years ago when we had to suggest we were too old. Whenever I came home, there’d always be a small bunch of hand picked flowers in my room, to make it feel homely…
We knew mum was outstanding as a mum before, and it remains unchanged. What I want to share are a few details I’ve gathered, that show mum was extraordinary in all corners of her world, not just the ones we might know best.
She was born in Leicestershire, so that’s why if we bought pork pies t…

In memoriam

For all who could not attend Kate's funeral, or who did not get an order of Service, here it is, with many thanks to Laurie and Ellie Woodruff:

We had a lovely day: tears, laughter, song, prayers and cake. Kate would have loved it! Rest in peace, dearest Kate.

Autumn Concert 2016