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Old 10-07-11, 02:55
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Default Seymour Horwell

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Seymour Horwell my beloved mum's beloved dad

Date and place of birth
3rd June 1902 Darracombe Cottages, Highweek, Newton Abbot, Devon, England

Names of parents
Frederick James Powell Horwell and Amy (née Tarr)

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any - and any divorces
12th June 1929, Highweek, Devon to Ruby Iris Benham

Occupation(s) - if any
Garage proprietor

Military service - if any

Addresses where they lived - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on, if applicable.
1904-1929 Highweek village, Devon
1933 Newton Abbot
1944-1982 Greenhaven, Torquay, Devon


Date, place and cause of death
13th April 1982 in the office of his garage in Newton Abbot
Coronary thrombosis & arteriosclerosis

Date and place of burial / cremation.
I can't remember the date but it was in Highweek.

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
We (his grandchildren) are still benefiting from some of the terms of his will which he had made for the first time (aged 79) only a month before he died.

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name and dates only

I'm posting this very late at night because I'm sitting up with my mum who we are expecting to join her dad in a few hours.
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Old 10-07-11, 03:08
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Sarah, big hugs. I know this an extremely sad and difficult time for you, I have been told that they know you are there. I was with my husband when he died and while it was very difficult, I felt extremely privileged that I was able to be there. Be gentle with yourself. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand. Julie
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Old 10-07-11, 13:42
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Thanks Julie,
She's still with us. We do feel privileged that we can be here to do everything possible to keep her comfortable. The nurse this morning seems now to think that she has 2-3 days. As you will possible remember - a timescale like that sounds like 2-3 decades. Days are so emotionally charged and seem to last way longer than the usual 24 hours. I've only been here (in England) since Wednesday evening when mum stood up (albeit a little wobbley) to greet me. It feels like forever - I've lost touch with my life back home - I'm here with mum, dad & 2 sisters and visits from my brother who lives locally.
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Old 10-07-11, 13:45
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My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time, Sarah
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Old 10-07-11, 14:00
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Oh Sarah...so sorry for your sad time at this moment...your mum is so special....try and be strong and give big hugs for your mum .....oh how I wish I could hug my mum....Here`s hoping you are all strong together....thoughts are with you at this difficult time ....allan
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Sarah, I well remember counting down the days, stretching out the hours and minutes of time on the razor's edge of existence until one day the sands of time just ran out. It is a time so special that nothing else compares, and you will hold these bittersweet moments in your memory for the rest of your life. I will be thinking of you.
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Old 11-07-11, 12:36
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I know what you mean Sarah, everything you feel is multiplied enormously and time seems to stand still. It seems like you are living a life that is detached from the rest of the world. In time to come, you and your siblings will have an even stronger bond. Live in the moment and treasure it, your Mum is so blessed to have you all and obviously she knew it. Take care of yourselves, do and say whatever feels right to you. Blessings.
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Sarah, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your mum is so lucky to have you all. Take care of yourselves. xx
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Old 11-07-11, 16:46
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Mum is with her dad, Seymour, now.

RIP Toni
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