Tributes to 'a lifetime of happy memories'
PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 May 2014
A HUSBAND has paid tribute to his late wife, who has left him with a lifetime of 'happy memories'.
Janet Veale, aged 63, died on the morning of April 26 just a few weeks after her birthday.
She grew up in Coleridge Road and after leaving school worked at Gardiner Haskins, Gestetner, Skeels the chemists and was a care assistant in the Woodspring area.
She met her husband Don in 1971 and they married in 1973 while living in Bristol, before moving to Clevedon, Weston, Nailsea and finally settling in Cleeve in 1981.
The couple went on to have two sons, Lee and Mark, and five grandchildren.
Jan suffered from osteoporosis and COPD - compressive obstructive pulmonary disease.
Don said: “Jan was a stunningly attractive woman and I couldn’t believe my luck when we got together.
“She was a kind, loving person and I’ve so many happy memories.
“She particularly loved holidays we spent in Southern Ireland and Scotland and we’d always hoped to go back there again, although her health meant it was unlikely.
“I am grateful that these last seven years or so have been the most loving of our long life together and, while I knew she was never going to make old bones, I felt we had a few more years left together.
“She was my world.”
Her funeral will take place at Weston Crematorium in Ebdon Road on Tuesday from 10.30am.
The family has requested instead of flowers, donations are welcomed to Jan’s favourite good causes – Weston Cats Protection and the National Lifeboat Association.