In Memoriam – Helen Ridgway

Yesterday’s service at the unique St. John the Baptist church, Arkholme, was a touching and fitting remembrance of Helen’s life.

There was an exceptional contribution from Helen’s family including a beautiful poem, a remembrance of Helen growing up, her life in Lancaster and Morecambe, meeting Dave and raising her family, whilst working throughout.  This was culminated by a superb performance by Jason on the Church Organ, which brought the instrument, and the music, to life.

The interment took place in the family grave among the beautifully manicured lawns of St. John’s.

The family kindly provided a funeral breakfast at the Red Well Inn which proved the ideal opportunity to air memories of Helen, and of course Dave.  Needless to say people had enough memories to keep them at the Red Well for quite some time.

I heard the phrase “end of an era” a number of times.  It brought home to me just how big an impact and contribution the pair of Helen and Dave brought to Village life.  They will remain sadly missed.

John Keegan

One thought on “In Memoriam – Helen Ridgway”

  1. So very sad to hear this news, Helen and Dave were great friends to dad during his time living at the Maltings. Our thoughts are with the family.

    Janet & Linda

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