After a prolonged illness Gwen Sutton, formerly of Bowles Road in Falmouth, passed away on November 20 at Sheldon Care Home.

Gwen was born on January 13, 1936, the second daughter for Annie and William May. Most people will remember her for working in the Salvation Army charity shop, where she served the public for 28 years until finally retiring at the age of 88. Prior to this she was a shop assistant in several local stores - Perks, Home and Colonial, Liptons and finally the International Stores. Sadly she became ill and moved into Sheldon House where she spent her final two years in a happy and cared for community.

Gwen was a devoted wife to Fred, until his untimely death in 1978; loving mum/mum-in-law to Lizzie and Mervyn; devoted grandmother to Ross, Kerenza and Trystan and much-loved great-granny to Tess, Fletcher, Jago and Jory. She was affectionately known as Triple G - Great-Granny Gwen.

Her sense of Cornishness was very strong and she proudly wore her tartan kilt in the inaugural St Piran Day walk in Falmouth as well as attending many other Cornish events with Lizzie. She was also a devout Salvationist and was a keen member of the Home League.

Her funeral service was held at the Salvation Army Hall last Monday (November 28) followed by a short service at Penmount Crematorium. Both services were conducted by Captain David Tidball, nephew, and the family would like to thank him for travelling from his corps in Scotland to conduct the service.

Gwen's funeral was family orientated with readings from two of her grandchildren and one of her nieces with Cornish songs sung by a friend, Micky Norman, and her bearers being one of her grandsons, her son-in-law and her nephews.

The family would like to thank everyone who came to help celebrated her life. It was a joy to them to see how much she was loved by others. Her flower tributes were beautiful and the family had great pleasure in knowing that they would be enjoyed afterwards by the residents of the care home.

She will be remembered with fond memories by her family, those at the Salvation Army, her friends and by all those she helped in Falmouth.