Obituary: Mona Lee

The funeral service for Monica (Mona) Lee, took place at Stamford Cemetery chapel, the Rev Martyn Taylor officiating. Interment at Stamford Cemetery followed.

During the service a poem titled, Sleep Now Nana, was read by two of her grandchildren Tara and Stephanie.

Mona died at the Red House Nursing Home, Stamford, aged 94. Widow of George Lee who died in 2000, she leaves her daughter June, sons Derek and Anthony, daughter-in-law Jill, grandchildren Susan, David, Tara, and Stephanie and a great-grandchild Victoria.

Her son-in-law Jim and another grandchild Helen pre-deceased her.

Born in Stockport, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mabel MacFie and was educated at schools on the Isle Of Man.

She met George on the island during his time serving with the Armed Forces and they married at Bradden Church in 1941.

After the war they moved to Stamford, George’s home town, where they spent the rest of their married lives.

Her working life on the mainland began with working on farms as a potato picker which was later followed by Mona becoming a home help.

Finally and for the greater part of her working life until her retirement, she was a machine operative at Arthur Lyon and Co (now Cummins Generator Technologies).

Along with her family, she loved to return to the Isle Of Man each year for her holidays, where she visited relatives and friends, and also enjoyed watching the world famous Isle Of Man TT motorcycle races.

Together with George she also organised coach trips each year for family and friends to Blackpool illuminations.

A few years later they both embarked on organising more holidays for family and friends with annual coach trips abroad. She was a sweet and very generous lady who will be sadly missed.

Family mourners included: June Waggett, Derek Lee, Anthony Lee, Jill Lee (representing Eileen Mee), Susan Wilson and Chris Gradley, David Lee, Tara Lee and Graeme Brown, Stephanie Lee, Victoria Waugh, Alex Waugh (family), Liz Robinson (Bernard, Nikki, Mark).

Sympathisers included: Pat and David Studd (family), Ray and Lorraine Graham (Graham Jackson), Tony Howard, Sue and David Blades, Terry Wootton (Narmin Wootton), Pauline and Richard Hill (Jean Hill), Noel Chatwin (June Chatwin), Donna Dennis (Jackie Arden).