How to describe the devastation we feel at the loss our Philly ( Gogo ). She was a woman like no other. Philly grew up with my mum and became a Housekeeper extraordinaire but mostly the most treasured part of our family. She raised me alongside my mom and has been there through it all. The toddler years , the teenage years, the loves and the heart breaks. She loved without condition and was always more worried about everyone else other than herself. She then became the most incredible nanny ( second Grandmother to my son) Preston. She was playmate, homework facilitator , fabulous Snack creator and most importantly most loved friend of my families.
She has the most wonderful precious family the we love so much. Philly was diagnosed, with Oesophagus cancer in October last year and underwent an operatiion to remover the tumour. My poor Philly went into complete septic shock twice and spent 8 weeks in ICU. She was the fighter we knew she was. She was almost home, she had made it to the regular hospital ward and to our utmost shock and devastation she passed away suddenly on Saturday.
My darling Gogo had no funeral policy and the financial toll it took on her family was immense. They laid her to rest in the most beautiful ceremony and made sure that all the hundreds that attended were fed somehow. She was a huge provider to her family and the loss will be felt so much.
She touched the lives of so many people across the globe and i am asking that if you could find it in your heart to make a small ( any donation ) towards helping her beautiful family recover from the loss and the funeral.
She will never be forgotten and I know here are countless memories friends all over the world have of being spoilt and looked after by her.
She has left a huge hole in our lives but her spirit and memory will live on forever.