Doreen Daphne 'Babs' Little

Doreen Daphne 'Babs' Little

09.10.1922 - 12.11.2018

Born October 1922 in Kew, christened Doreen Daphne but quickly nicknamed Babs by her brothers. Babs had a wonderful childhood at 97 Strand on the Green, Kew, Chiswick with parents Ellen & Harry & older brothers Jack, Harry & Charlie.  Babs was spoilt by her brothers.  She loved her first proper job in the Accounts Department of the Barker’s Store, Kensington but was disappointed her first wage packet was not as much as the pocket money she had received from her brothers.

At school Babs must have been good at maths, she had a head for figures & would do the accounts for the family building business.

Babs & best friend Phylis out one Saturday night at a Hammersmith dancehall met Tommy Little & his mate Jim.  After courting for 12 months Tom & Babs were married August 1947, Phylis & Jim married a few months later.

After living at Kew for awhile they bought a house in East Ham where her son Don was born.

Babs worked as a domestic cleaner, school dinner lady & in the local bakery.  She loved cooking, baking, gardening. Tom & Babs moved down to the coast when Tom retired.

Tom sadly passed away in 2001

Babs had dementia but never forgot her sense of humour, there was rarely a day when she didn’t make Don laugh.  They used to wind each other up with Babs normally getting the upper hand, she would then wink at Don – meaning “got you”.

Throughout the years Babs would reminisce about her days in Kew her love for her brothers & family.

James Henwood


The really special people in our lives never really leave us.Gone but never ever forgotten. Lots of love.
James,Erica & Isaac x



To our dear Aunty Babs, we will always love and miss you. We will treasure all of the special times we had and keep you forever in our hearts. Love Emma, Rob, Sophie and Grace Xxxx



I was so lucky to have you with me for so many years.I will never forget the times we spent together & the wise words you shared with me.I also will remember so many times we laughed & the family memories we enjoyed .Rest in Peace my lovely Auntie Babs.I will always miss you Marg xxx

Cynthia Joan


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