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    Hello everyone

    Friends, I wanted you to know that my mother, Yoria Christine George, passed away peacefully about 2:30 am local time at Gilchrist Hospice, Towson, Maryland, USA. My Mom was born in Liverpool, England, September 27, 1920 so when she passed she was a month shy of her 90th birthday.


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    The accompanying photograph shows Yoria in October 1943, when she was 23 years old and serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) helping to monitor German bombing raids on the Liverpool area. She married my father, Gordon B. George, a physiotherapist in the Royal Air Force medical service, on February 22, 1945 at St. Anne's Church, Aigburth, Liverpool.

    My family and I emigrated to the United States in 1955. My mother worked as a receptionist, latterly, before retiring from Woodholme Country Club, Pikesville, Maryland in 1974, to take care of my father who had been diagnosed with cancer. My father passed away in 1979.

    Thank you all for your expressions of support and sympathy. My wife Donna and I very much appreciate all of the care and love we have been receiving from our friends. My mother had a long life. I am her only child.

    Chris

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    Sad news Chris.
    That you dear mother is now beyond suffering you are at least left with a store of fond memories.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Chris,

    That is very sad news. You and Donna are in our thoughts.

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    My deepest sympathy Chris. You had a long time with your mum, but still not enough I bet. My thoughts are with you and your wife.

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    Chris,
    So sorry your mum has passed, but rejoice in having had her for so long.
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    Chris, I threw me book open, at this page...

    Last Lines.

    Even such is Time, that takes in trust
    Our youths, our joys, our all we have,
    And pays us but with earth and dust;
    Who in the dark and silent grave,
    When we have wandered all our ways,
    Shuts up the story of our days;
    But from this earth, this grave, this dust,
    My God shall raise me up, I trust.
    [W Raleigh]

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    Very sorry to hear your news. What a good age - almost 90. Your mum must have been a strong lady. I'm glad you had her for so long, we all hope we can keep our parents forever, and I certainly hope I have mine as long as possible. Your mum was a marvellous age but she will be in a better place now.

    Sympathy to all your family.

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    So sorry to hear your sad news. Mums are very special people. Liz

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    So sorry to hear of the very sad news Chris.
    Deepest sympathy to all.
    May she RIP and never be forgotten.
    Thoughts are with you and all.
    John & Debz.x

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    Chris
    May I add my thoughts to those of others, give thanks for her life and the memories she gave you,
    Condolences,

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    My deepest sympathy Chris. Your mum was born just a month after my dad who I lost a long time ago, so do rejoice in the length of time you had with her. My thoughts are with you.
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    Chris, so sorry to learn of your mom's passing.

    I said goodbye to my mother less than six months ago, I still think about her everyday,
    and I don't think that will ever change. Be thankful that you will have many happy memories
    to treasure of your dear mom in these most difficult of times.

    You and Donna are in my thoughts.

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    So sorry to hear your sad news Chris. My thoughts are with you and Donna at this time.

    When my dad passed away people said think of the good times. I do every day, he still makes me laugh.

    Take care Chris

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    It is time to celebrate her long and happy life. Condolences.
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    Sending love , and very deepest symphaty ..
    I feel for you Chris and Donna

    Debra x

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    A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.

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    Chris i'm so sorry to hear your sad news,

    Thinking of you

    Love Karen xx
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    sorry to hear about your mum, deepest sympathy to you & Donna xxx
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    Hi Chris
    sorry to hear about your sad loss
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    I'd like to add my sympathies to those already here. Very sad, but as has been said before, do not dwell on the death but on the life well lived.
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    Very sorry Chris to hear your sad news of your mum, take care.

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    sorry to hear of your sad loss Chris, My deepest sympathy

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    I know without doubt that the thoughts and prayers of all yoers are with you and your family at this time . I think of my mammy almost every day especially at birthday time but rejoice in the pleasure akin to the cat that got the cream that yet another scouser is aloft looking down and protecting us and our beloved city from all ills that prevail us. A candle will be lit by me and mine for you and yours this week .

    So long ,scouser child, so long

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    My deepest sympathy,Chris,on your loss.

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    So sorry to hear of your loss Chris, My wife and I send our condolences, and sympathise with you at this sad time.

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    Hi everyone

    Thanks for your very kind words, everyone. They mean a lot to Donna and myself. We are having a memorial gathering at a local Baltimore funeral home at 1:00 pm on Saturday and will then reconvene at a nearby restaurant in an old mill area of the city near the Jones Falls which powered those mills... at least one of the factories made "cotton duck" sails for sailing ships and another made iron that was used in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Some of the people who will be coming to the gathering are people we have known since we came to this country, but now mostly children of the English people or Americans that my parents knew who themselves have passed away. The passing of an era when you think about it.

    Many thanks for your support!

    An on-line obituary of my mother that also appears in the print edition of the Baltimore Sun today:

    http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bal...&pid=144916767

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    Sorry to hear the sad news Chris.
    There's not much I can say other than; Please accept my condolences for your sad loss.

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    Hi Oddsocks

    Thanks for your kind words. I think poetry is a nice way to remember my mother... and is a type of therapy for me as well.

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    Yes Chris, your feelings are embodied in your poem. Not hard to see that.

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