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Cecile O’Connell Patey

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of Hinckley Leicestershire formally of Sevenoaks Kent

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 8th August 2023 aged 92 years. Late wife of Mark Patey MBE of Sevenoaks Kent and will be missed by her family and friends.

Cecile’s Funeral Service will take place at St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church, Sevenoaks, Kent on Monday 11th September 2023 at 1pm. Cecile is to be reunited with husband Mark in St Georges’ Churchyard, Weald following the service.

Any donations in lieu of flowers may be made in memory of Cecile payable to Age UK c/o G. Seller ‘Independent Funeral Directors’, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH. Tel: 01455 637457

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Funeral Service

Monday 11th September 2023

St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church
12 Granville Road,
TN13 1ER

Messages Of Condolence

With very happy memories of my Aunt Cecile's warmth and kindness - as well as of both her and Mark together as such a devoted couple. Sending all sympathy and love to Gundi and Mary-Ann. Angus and family.
Angus McCullough
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My daughter chose this candle, Cecile loved to hear about what she was doing each day.
With love, Mary King and family
Mary King
It was a pleasure to get to know Cecile, we enjoyed our lunches out once a week. A lady that can never be forgotten.
with love
Mary-Ann King
Dear Mary-Ann and Gundi,
I am so sorry for your loss, of your mother and your sister Helen. Your parents and my parents were good friends, the old guard from Swaziland days. Your father who was in charge of organising the handing over ceremony for Swaziland’s independence in 1968 and gave me a little job in the Independence Office, 55 years ago!
Helen Harris-Burland
My dearest Cecile. You were present at my birth at the Mbabane Hospital in 1957 and your kindness and boundless compassion were your great gifts to all lucky enough to know you. Your support after my wife died two years ago, was mightily welcome. What a great living Legacy you have in your daughters and grand children. Please Don’t forget us. Much much love. Richard
Richard E Grant
Dearest Cecile,
We remember you with great love and affection, from growing up in Swaziland on all those wonderful adventures in the bush, to your long and well lived life in the U.K. You will be missed so much and I send my condolences to your 3 daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You were a true inspiration to us all. Much love, never to be forgotten.
Peter Harrison
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Remembered with great affection,
Thank you Cecile for all the Happy Memories xx
Jackie Merrett
Cecile, Remembered with great affection, we had some very happy times together xx
Jackie Merrett
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Gone but not forgotten
Sue Liell-Cock
My dear Aunty Cecile
Wonderful to have known you since I could remember back in the Swaziland days. Always an enthusiastic and positive presence. You’ll be missed.
Dear Cecile
You brought me into this world as nurse to my mum Ruth all those moons ago in Swaziland (1954). A true and loyal friend of the family, and a remarkable life well lived. We will all miss you, but rejoice that you have been part of our lives.
With love and condolences to all the family.
Mike Harrison
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For my Great-Aunt Cecile,
I will hold memories of you close to my heart and remain thankful for the feminine strength you inspired me to cultivate.
Rest in Peace
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