Sunday, 9 September 2012

Ellie's Dairy loses a dear friend

A simple message arrived late on Saturday night.  'Alice has died peacefully.  Worked until lunchtime'.

Those few words held so much meaning for us all here at Ellie's Dairy and it was with great sadness that we realised that our dear friend, Alice Ward, had finally succumbed to the terminal cancer that she had been living with for many months.

Alice was a wonderful, vibrant and intelligent lady who was determined to get the most out of life.  She was a truly dedicated professional and absolutely loved her work as the deli supervisor at Macknade Fine Foods in Faversham.  She was always a great champion of our cheese and the goats were thrilled to meet Alice and husband George when they came to visit us during kidding time this year.

Alice was determined to keep on working as much as possible and refused to just sit at home and vegetate.  Husband George runs Jane the Cheese's permanent stall in the Goods Shed in Canterbury, so you can imagine the domestic rivalry that caused in the Ward household!  Alice used to give me such a hard time if she found out that I had delivered more cheese to George than I had to Macknade.  I am certain that they used to compare delivery notes over supper!

The past 18 months have been a tremendous rollercoaster of emotions for Alice and George and we have had a few 'false alarms' in the past.  But eventually when the end came it was quick and peaceful and exactly how Alice wanted it.

All our thoughts and goatie hugs are with George.  We will all miss you Alice.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Debbie. How very sad for all of her family and you who were her friends.
    Vayo con Dios Alice.. vayo con Dios.