Posted: August 20th, 2016
PEGGY HAYWARD, AMP member and widow of former Sporting Life executive editor the late Alec Hayward, died aged 100, on 14 August (2016. ) She is pictured on her honeymoon in 1938.
Her funeral is on Thursday, August 25 at 3.30pm at Chelmsford Cemetery and Crematorium,
Writtle Road, Chelmsford, CM1 3BL. All are welcome for refreshments afterwards at The Beauvoir Arms, Downham Rd, Billericay CM11 1QH. The family request no flowers but would welcome donations to the Stroke Association (www.stroke.org.uk/donate).
Her son Roger paid this tribute: “There are many who reach 100 but very few who can claim to have enjoyed their birthday party with relatives and friends.
“Although Mum had some sad moments in her life there were many happy times.
“Apart from her love for her family, she particularly loved singing. She was a member of several choirs and choral societies, and when she had to move to Billericay at the age of 98, she immediately joined the Community choir there.
“She also loved flowers and gardening.
“And I’ll always remember her love for my father – “Her only love”.
“No fewer than ten carers have gone out of their way to tell me how much they loved mum. It is very sad when one loses such a loving mother, grandmother, sister, auntie or friend, but there is no doubt that she had an incredibly interesting and exciting life.”
Report and picture from FRANK THORNE
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