Helen Ridgway – RIP

It saddens me to have to announce in these pages the death of Helen Ridgway, on Tuesday 25 July 2017.

When I receive more information I will add it to these comments.  Most of you will know that Helen has been poorly for some time.  After a stay in Hospital she entered into a Hospice care program.

It is truly the end of an era.  Dave and Helen moved to Whittington in 1999, when they took over the Dragons Head.  Helen was born in Kendal and until recent times was manageress of the Spar shop in Kirkby Lonsdale.  Helen has lived alone in the Maltings since the untimely demise of Dave.

We all send our sympathies to her two sons, Jason and Andrew (known to all as “Stan”.)

John Keegan

P.S.  The service will be held at 12:30 on Tuesday 08 August 2017 at St. John the Baptist Church, Arkholme  followed by a reception at the Redwell Inn.

20 thoughts on “Helen Ridgway – RIP”

  1. I am so very sad to hear this X love to the lads x and all who she touched in her life she really was a special Lady x

  2. So sorry for your loss .. i used to work with your mum at the spar she was a lovely kind lady and will be very sadly missed xxxx

  3. So sorry for your loss Helen was a lovely lady, she used to do my late mother in laws hair, and work with her at the spar. She will be missed by many. X

  4. So sorry to hear that Helen has lost her battle,she will be missed by all, lovely lady, sending our love to her family.
    George Anne and family xx

  5. I am so deeply saddened to hear of Helen’s death she has a special place in my heart since she told me off for playing the piano at 1:00am. A truely funny, amazing, beautiful and tolerant lady who was much loved by myself and my family xx

  6. So very sorry to hear this – Me and Holly will be coming to pay our respects. A very well loved lady – many loving and hilarious memories of Whittington and The Ridgeways xx

  7. We are so sorry to hear the sad news. We have fond memories of Helen during our time in Whittington , she made us very welcome & we enjoyed many evenings with her & Dave. Good Night & God Bless Helen

  8. A lovely lady who was always the same helpful lady whoever you were. She was extremely kind to my mum, Maude Gibson, when she was shopping.xx love Dianne

  9. So sorry to hear of helens death worked with her at spar for many years then was regular at whittington, RIP .

  10. Thinking of a special lady today thanks for all the laughs. You were my boss and my friend so sorry I can’t be there to pay my respects. Save a space on the bottom shelf for me RIP Helen xx

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