Tribute in memory of Laura Blee

First published in Helston

The funeral of Laura Annie Blee, of Helston, who died aged 90, has taken place at Helston Methodist Church.

The service was conducted by the Rev Graham Kitts and was followed by burial in Helston Cemetery. Lesley Gleeson, a niece, delivered the eulogy.

Laura was born at Ardevora Farm, Philleigh, and lived there with her family until the age of ten, when they moved to Trewince Farm, St Martin. Sadly, her mum died when Laura was just five years old, and her brother Henry was three. Laura contracted TB when she was eight and was not expected to survive, but went on to lead a full and active life.

She attended Philleigh, St Martin and finishing schools in Truro. She helped out on the farm at Trewince and met her future husband Rossell when attending a Band of Hope tea at Manaccan Chapel. The couple married in 1945 and lived at Higher Trenower Farm, Manaccan, until their retirement in 1985, when they moved to Helston. They have four children, Carole, Patricia, Shirley and Rodney, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Laura was well-known for her sewing and knitting skills, loved to take her family to the beaches in the area and was a loyal WI member. She also helped out at Cancer Research coffee mornings in Helston for many years.

Laura and Rossell celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary last October.

Family mourners: Rossell Blee, husband; Carole and Tony White, Patricia and Vivian Williams, Shirley and David Pengilly, daughters and sons-in-law; Rodney and Teresa Blee, son and daughter-in-law; Nicola Hockley, Andrew and Buzz White, Adam and Ruth Pengilly, Emma Pooley, Megan and Lewis Blee, grandchildren; Natasha Hockley, Jacob and Tamar Pooley, great grandchildren; Mike and Pam Blee, brother and sister-in-law; Peggy Jenkin, sister-in-law; Lesley and Pat Gleeson, Stephen and Jane Blee, Heather and Richard Gilbert, Graham and Margaret Jenkin, Clive and Kathryn Jenkin, nephews and nieces; Fran Harris, Christine Davison, cousins.

Bearers were Adam Pengilly, Andrew White, Stephen Blee and Graham Jenkin. A collection for Cancer Research amounted to £608.50.

Funeral director: Pendle Funeral Services, Helston

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