Bulbs planted in memory of ‘special soul’

Approximately 150 yellow crocuses were planted at the entrance to Fairmile Cemetery in Henley to commemorate a woman who died two years ago.

Twenty former colleagues and Julie Coleman’s family visited the cemetery to plant the onions.

This was organized by her friend Pauline Clark.

Henley City Council will be planting bluebells and snowdrops on the opposite side of the entrance.

Ms. Coleman’s sister Lena said, “Julie loved yellow flowers and we are planting these in her memory.

“She was a special soul and we want to remember her.

“She was a great friend to many and would have done anything to help other people.

“I remember the former manager of the Hotel du Vin invited Julie and me to champagne because she helped him when the hotel ran out of ice. That was the kind of thing she would do to help others. She had the funniest sense of humor – she was really fun and we all miss her. “

Mrs. Coleman died at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading after suffering a stroke on the job. She worked at Waitrose in Henley for 38 years and lived in the city all her life.

380 people attended her funeral in St. Mary’s Church.

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