Julie Dawn Gibbs

Julie Dawn Gibbs

09.07.1941 - 10.12.2020

Julie sadly passed away at St. Richards Hospital on the 10th December, she will be sorely missed by her family and all those who knew her.

Suzanne Ruddle

07.08.2021

Dear Mum, tomorrow, all of those who can are gathering in the New Forest for your Final Fling. We are having a picnic in your honour. Please send us some sunshine so we can find your sun-dappled tree. Not a day goes past without us thinking of you and like in the picture, we will always have Cosmos. Xxx
Love you forever,
Kiersten and Suzanne xxx

Suzanne Ruddle

22.03.2021

Hi Mum. Hope you are enjoying being in your new garden. Sadly none of your beautiful fushias survived the winter here! Hopefully you took them with you? However the hiacynths are looking and smelling beautiful... Just in time for Nana's birthday. Xxx Miss you. Xxx

Gez Boddey

03.01.2021

Thank you Julie for many fond memories of family visits and holidays, some disastrous camping ones, great roast stuffed ox hearts, your loving friendship and understanding through more than fifty years. You have had some cruel setbacks but never complained. At our last meeting, a Fontwell pub lunch, your handling of a brand new buggy into the pub showed you had not lost any of your patience, determination and sense of humour. You have been an inspiration.
Thank you and God Bless. Gez. x

Brenda

31.12.2020

I have known Julie for over 60 years, we first met when starting our first jobs together. I have happy memories of then, Running along Southsea Sea Front together before work, Cycling over Portsdown Hill and beyond, Visiting the cinema and Holidaying in Ilfracombe with two other friends. Regretfully I only Visited Julie a few times in Hitchen.
Later we met in Chichester and also in Slindon at Suzannes, a couple of times. Since Julie has moved to Fontwell we did manage to have a few lunches out, thanks to Suzanne, which we both enjoyed. I would have liked to have spent more time with her at this point and will always remember Julie as a happy and cheerful person.

Sue

31.12.2020

In loving memory of Julie Gibbs, Suzanne’s wonderful Mum.

Mike

30.12.2020

Dear Julie,
You were there so many years ago at the forefront, to help welcome me into the Mullinger ranks. From the early days, when sat around the dining table for my first big family dinner with the Mullingers and Mark tied my shoelaces together from under the table, to the times at Fleet when your clan would visit ours for the full family Christmas, it was always your tribe that would be at the forefront with the dancing, singing and games and fun. You brought sunshine.
You were the beacon, and the threads of your light will remain forever in those you leave behind on this stretch of your journey. God bless you Julie xx

Helen Wright

30.12.2020

Determination personified!

Helen Wright

30.12.2020

Although I only knew you for the last few years, it was long enough to feel honoured to count you as a very dear friend.
With Suzanne, I saw you often for countless cups of tea and cake, dinners at home and at ours, coffee and toasted tea cakes at the Tesco's cafe, meditation evenings and singing rehearsals in your kitchen. You rarely missed a 'gig', offering encouragement such as "I could hear every word!" even if our tuning was a bit off. You always made me feel special and welcome and I loved your company. You happily tolerated me turning up after work on Monday evenings, muddy and disheveled, for a quick hello, a shower and sometimes a speedy bite, before racing off with Suzanne to choir.
I will always remember your presence, your kindness, your cheeky grin, the twinkle in your eyes, your uncanny ability to transfer an After Eight Mint down your face to your mouth, 'no hands', and your love of cake!
Rest easy, dear Julie. With so much love and admiration. xxx

Karen Donovan

30.12.2020

Dear Julie, we didn't see one another often but Tim & Michelle kept me up to date with stories of your ever growing family across the generations and your excitement for travel over the years. One very strong and determined lady and lasting memories for everyone X

Janet and Pete Stevic

30.12.2020

Dear Julie,
We still miss you, and the little group of caring women that regularly met up to solve problems for the common good of fellow neighbours in Park Gate-- and also just for the sheer pleasure of celebrating something special or nothing other than delighting in each others company-- with tea, tipple and cake!
It has been lovely to see so many beautiful pictures of Julie and remember her acts of kindness -- helpng to clear compacted snow from our road or the annual litter pick became a pleasure in her company.
We send our condolences to your beloved family and thank you Julie for all the lovely memories.
With Love, Janet and Pete. Xx

Justin Ruddle

30.12.2020

Thinking of you all. Much love, Justin xx

Jo

29.12.2020

Dearest Aunty Julie, my lasting memories will always be your kindness, your humour -let’s face it this picture of you and your sisters replication of ‘the 3 wise monkeys’ always makes me smile; your zest for life and of course your love of family. From my earliest memories of the whole family Christmas’ and of course the traditional ‘this is my friends seat!’, to the summer picnics in the New Forest and the 20-a-side rounders games!, to most recently having the pleasure in observing your love and pride in all your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are special memories to hold dear.
You have touched so many, you will be missed by all, you have been loved. Rest in peace Aunty Julie, lots of love Jo xxx

Kate Bass

29.12.2020

'Everything is somewhere - don't worry!' will always have a special meaning for me now. Apart from the fact that I will now have to finish it of course. If ever anyone could get someone to finish something they started I suspect that person is you. With love, respect and friendship - wish I'd known you for longer.

Chris Stevens & family

29.12.2020

Aunty Julie was one of the greats. My fondest memories include her always bringing a special game or challenge to the family parties. Always up for a laugh and willing to “lead” the madness!! Oh and the family jaunts to the New Forest - legendary..!
Love you Aunty Julie, rest well and if you can’t rest, have a great party!!
Chris, Madelon, Luke & Owen
Will be online with you, sending our love from Amsterdam.

Michelle

29.12.2020

I am forever grateful to Julie for taking me into her home when my parents moved abroad. She always made me feel like another daughter. What a privilege to be given.
We had so many laughs together, particularly when being a bit naughty (little coffees, little gins!!)
I will cherish our shared love of gardening which is going to provide many wonderful memories.
What a kind, generous, loyal, fun, loving lady to be taken from us but how lucky we all have been to be a part of her life. Thank you Julie/Nana

Elayne

29.12.2020

What a gift it has been to have known you, Julie! I have loved your wonderful sense of humour, your generosity and your wisdom. My favourite memories of you are of sitting in a sunny garden, either in Slindon or Fontwell, and sharing coffee, cake and laughter.
I will miss you whenever I visit Suzanne but I know your presence will still be there.
Be at peace, dear Julie, and may you find pleasure and happiness wherever this next phase of your journey leads.
With love and fondest memories, Elayne xx

Jane Pavey

29.12.2020

With many happy memories of us sewing together on our many projects. For all the fun and friendship over the years when you were in Inner Wheel . I miss you Julie

Shaun Rowland

29.12.2020

I have known Julie since I was 11 years old and met our Tim at Hitchin High School, I always loved popping in to see her over the following 40 + years. There was always a lovely welcoming smile, a knowing look when I told my latest story, words of advice if needed but never any opinions forced upon me.
Reflecting over the past couple of weeks I have realised what a lovely impact your mum has had on me growing up and the Rowland's will be raising a glass to the memory of her wonderful life.
Lots of love and hugs to all the Gibbs clan.
Shaun xxxx

Avril Evans

29.12.2020

Although it is many years since l have been in touch with Julie I do have very happy memories of when Tim & our son Mark were small. We used to meet up quite often and always seemed to find some thing to have a good laugh about.We had to move away while they were still quite young and sadly lost touch. Peter sadly died last Christmas but l know he would remember her fondly. Avril (Evans)

Janet Pulford

29.12.2020

Julie was my neighbour and I was lucky to have her as a friend for over 30 years. She had such a practical, inventive mind to problem solving and helped me with odd jobs that I struggled to do on my own.
This photo is of Julie looking very regal celebrating the Queen's jubilee.
Rest in peace, my friend xx

Lind and TonyCarr

29.12.2020

Our lasting memories of Julie will always be the family Christmases spent with her, Tim, Michelle, William and Grace. Her cheerful smile and in particular her table games which we played together. Christmas will never be the same without her and she will be sorely missed.

The Francis Family

28.12.2020

As a family our memories of Julie all revolve around gatherings at Kiersten's house across the road, when her mum was always the life and soul of the party, welcoming to visitors of all ages and always ready to chat cheerily to our boys at whatever age they were. New Year's Eve will not be the same - we knew it was time to come home when our youngest Ged started telling her how much he loved her, which happened without fail each year whether alcohol-assisted or not!

Carole

28.12.2020

I didn't know you as well as many people did but I do know you were a very kind and generous person. You'll always live on in my memories as a lovely lady. x

Nick Robbins

27.12.2020

As a latecomer to Julie's colourful world, my abiding memory is her amazing and colourful flights of fancy travelled in our meditation sessions, retold with a lot of infectious laughter! Thankyou Julie!

James Carr

27.12.2020

Julie
My memory of you Julie is of the most positive, welcoming. loving and kind person. Whenever I visited you in Hitchin or saw you after you moved from Hitchin you always lifted my spirits by showing so much care and interest in what I had been up to in my life. You always made me feel like a million dollars by demonstrating a genuine passion and care for other people. My memory of you, will be you laughing so loudly in that big comfy chair in Tim and Michelle's kitchen. With much love, James.

Suzanne Ruddle

27.12.2020

I love you Mum, more than any words can begin to express.
Your cheeky face, your infectious chuckle, your wise words, your patience, your determination, our mutual love of cake!!!
I consider it a true blessing that we had all of the Spring and Summer together, in splendid issolation, to tend our garden and our friendship. What lucky souls we are to have had each other in our lives!

I feel a bit at a loose end, if I'm totally honest.

I'll need to take a breath before I can see where my future lies. But I know that you will always be there when I need to ask your advice. (You will have to keep reminding me to water all your pots, though... you know what I'm like!!)
"Love you" (but "not as much as you love me!")

Paul Adams

27.12.2020

Dear Julie, you are a lovely, special lady, loving and forgiving, so easy to talk to and fun to be with. I will keep you safely in my memory.

Rachel

27.12.2020

Aaah, Julie, I shall miss seeing you when I drop in on Suzanne for our conversations and catch ups. I will always remember your gentle listening ear, your thoughtful and wise words and how much I loved to hear you tell of your adventurous meditations. A truly beautiful, warm soul. Rest peacefully and I know you will always be there when I pop over to see Suzanne. Love to all the family. Rachel x

Katrina Adams

27.12.2020

Our wonderful Nana,

We love you to Pluto and all the way back again. Thank you for all your love, support guidance and wisdom you shared with us. For the wonderful memories and the giggles there were so many giggles.

All though we can no longer see you, we know you won’t be far. Because love never dies and you’ll live forever in our hearts.

Love you lots like jelly tots, Tri and Joe xxxxx

Eileen Charrett

26.12.2020

A very special sister. Always willling to lend a hand or a listening ear.
God bless you/
Love Eileen & John

Gina Elmhirst-Booker

24.12.2020

Having known Julie for over 54 years there are many tales to tell. Though we were many miles apart we always kept in touch and she was always a good friend in good and bad times; enjoyed news of the family and interested in their lives.
Julie loved the New Forest and I remember when Tim and Kathryn were both babies both families had a very happy picnic together and of course there was that lovely celebration for her 60th birthday when I was able to catch up with the children whom I had not seen for years.
Looking through recipes yesterday I came across one for Tunis cake and I remember Julie telling me that Christmas was not Christmas without Tunis cake.
My love to you all, Gina.

Carole Debtuch

23.12.2020

Dearest Julie, from working with you at CAL to then having you as my friend, you have left me with many lovely memories.
This photo of us is 2017, one of our yearly Christmas get togethers at Barbs.
I shall treasure your beautiful bead work gifts and I will miss you, your lovely smile and your strength, rest in peace my dear friend.
Love Carole xxx

Nigel Buckley

23.12.2020

Julie, we are really saddened to hear of your sudden passing, especially so close to the festive period and after a torrid year due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
I remember meeting you for the first time when you worked at CAL in Hitchin with my Mum and her introducing you as 'her Boss', however you always had a kind word to say, a smile on your face and asked how all the family were doing.
Mum had wanted to attend your funeral if possible as it is quite close to us in Portsmouth [with me driving her there and back], but alas we cannot. So we'll be joining everyone via Zoom as is the modern way of today to celebrate your wonderful life.
Rest in peace now and many condolences to all your family.
Nigel & Nina Buckley

Nigel Buckley

23.12.2020

This photo was taken the day after we had all been out on the "Orient Express" organised by Mr and Mrs Tait [our bosses]. We all enjoyed it very much, but with Julie as our boss, it was 'back to work'.
She was a pleasure to work for and 'The Stores Team' of Evelyn, Barbara, Jane, Barry and myself were HER team.
We all had many a laugh with her, especially at STOCK-TAKE time.
She will always be remembered by me as I have a 'Stores' of my own.
Much love,
Gillian Buckley [Old C.A.L]

Evelyn Skipper

23.12.2020

“Rest in peace”

Rachel Stevenson

23.12.2020

God bless you Julie. You have been an amazing friend and I will truly miss you. I will raise a glass to you at Christmas and every Christmas after that. RIP my dear friend. Love and hugs Rachel xxx

Rose Mitchell

23.12.2020

Just one occasion we had fun together , the flapper girls.
There were many times we shared holidays, days away and our magical trip to New Zealand together , we laughed and cried with each other but we’re always there for each other .
Farewell good friend , we will meet again.
Love Rose

Tania Jarjat

22.12.2020

To my UK mum,
Thank you so much for being my mum in the UK, for the sneaky licorice and real coffee and let's not forget the tiki tours. Love and miss You!!
Tania

Tania Jarjat

22.12.2020

My darling adopted mum, who looked after me since Suzanne and I have been besties. Who I would sneak licorice too, when I could and a real coffee now and again and join in with the famous tiki tours. Miss and love you
Tania

Kiersten xx

21.12.2020

Dearest mum,
You meant the world to me and I have so many wonderful memories of our time together. You taught me so many things, including how to glaze my greenhouse!
Your strength of character and your sense of fun got us through the rough bits and you would never give up until you'd exhausted every avenue. You truly were a survivor.
Love you mum, always have and always will.
I'm hugely proud to have been your daughter,
Kiersten xxx


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