HEALD GREEN WOMAN’S MEMORIAL

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A WOMAN from Heald Green has helped create a lasting memorial to her late sister.

Norma Casserley, was helped in the endeavour by her other sisters Audrey Cooper, Doris Moores and Linda Green, to turn the last wish of her late sister Wynn Barrett into a reality.

Wynn, of Newall Green, had asked them to create ceramic designs in the shape of the poppy as a sign of their family friendship.

According to the sisters Wynn, had the idea when she was walking with her sisters in the gardens at St Ann’s Hospice where she was a patient.

Wynn who had been a carer in her own right, died in 2011 at the age of 66, before she had a chance to create her own mosaic. She had been initially diagnosed with breast cancer before the illness spread to both her lungs and her brain.

Norma  said: “Wynn saw the forget-me-nots in the hospice gardens and suggested we all make a poppy. She passed away before she had time to do her mosaic and unfortunately isn’t here to see what’s been created in her memory. She will always be close to our hearts.

The mosaics which are currently on display at the Heald Green hospice,  will eventually be placed on her grave in Southern Cemetery, Chorlton, while the others will hang in their respective back gardens as a loving reminder of their sister. The family donated £2,000 to St Ann’s Hospice as a thank you for the way it cared for her during her fortnight as an in-patient.

From left Linda Green, Doris Moores, Ruth Labrow (Creative Therapist, St Ann’s Hospice), Audrey Cooper and Norma Casserley