Enid Mary Wenban

Enid Mary Wenban

01.09.1920 - 17.12.2020

Enid passed away peacefully on 17th December 2020, aged 100 years. Sadly missed by all her family and friends.

Elizabeth Johnson

13.02.2021

Enid was a constant in my life, my Mums best friend from when they were in the ATS together, Telling me about shaking their blankets outside the seaside hotel requisitioned in Ramsay during the war. Later they were involved with Bletchley and mum went to Beaumaris. They always stayed in touch and visits to ?Purley to see Enid and her mother when I was little, then Bognor were always a pleasure. Then after mum died in 2007 I visited Enid at home and then at the Royal Garden when I was in U.K. The last time J visited it was too wild and windy for her to go out for her walk. But we would have lunch, often at Runcton garden centre latterly and visit the farm shop and once the beach cafe. In earlier years we would go to West Dean or Chichester. On her last visit to Cornwall I took her to Polperro, she had happy memories there and we walked up to her old family home there were two houses, one the Teak house, built by her father or grandfather from salvaged, washed up teak. Then we visited the fisherman’s museum. Her name was there on items she’d donated. I thought Enid was such a wonderful inspirational person I admired the way she planned ahead kept in touch with people, made her life interesting , kept up to date with what went on the world and was so dignified open minded wise and self reliant, a perfect example of how to age gracefully. I loved her.

Andrew Bratt

10.01.2021

Dear Enid,

Thankyou for being a long-time good friend to my parents Patricia and Clive: A stalwart of the local Recorded Music Club and hugely respected Social Worker who introduced bereavement counselling to the local area. It was so nice to get to know you when I was visiting my father over the last few years.

Rest in Peace

Shirley Dennis

05.01.2021

I shall cherish the fond memories that I have of my dear Aunt Enid. We visited so many wonderful places together both in England on my visits and in Canada on her visits to see me.

Rosemary Hill

05.01.2021

Remembering with love my cousin who taught me so much about my family history.

Elaine

05.01.2021

In memory of Edith Mary Wenban, a life dedicated to service

God Bless you Edith, you were an incredible lady and I am blessed to have had the pleasure of your company on a few short occasions.

You were a true treasure in every way.

Rest In Peace

Daphne de Wijs

05.01.2021

Dear Enid,
Thinking of you a lot of memories come up.
In the first place my yearly ‘September visits' to you in your lovely apartment in the Royal Garden Hotel, in Bognor Regis, looking out over the sea. That’s the first thing you did after waking up: to look out over the sea and the skies to see what weather it was going to be….
Than I came from my B&B down the lane and while we drank our coffee we were looking out of the window and made our plans for the day. That is, you always had a marvellous idea and I agreed. The day started off with a walk in the park and then we went eastwards following the seaside which usually resulted in a visit of the little wooden ‘hut’ looking out over a lot of common green, where we shared a pot of tea and always something sweet to go with our drink.
Going back in time you and Eileen, my mother, cherish a longlife friendship. I think that you first met in a hospital in Brighton, where you both - 17 years of age - were working.
During the War my mother lived for a while with Enid and her mother on the countryside (polperro? zie foto-album). Eileen went up and down to London, to work. And you, Enid took part in decoding massages coming from Germany in World War 2 in Bletchly Park House outside of London (initiator Alan Turing). Several books mention Enids’ name. Very impressive indeed, I find ...
After the War Eileen took to the continent, met Rob and settled in the Netherlands. In the fifties Enid’s activities for the Red Cross took her to different places in Europe. Where we usually visited her.
And in September 2019 you beat me with several games of Scrabble!!
Goodbye and farewell, dear adventurous and clever Enid


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