A photo of Clare Tompkins

Clare Tompkins

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Natalie Clare Michelle

Of Burbage

Passed away at home on 4th August.

Beloved Wife of the late Dave and a much loved Moomar, Granny and a friend to many.

It was Clare's wish not to have a funeral and no doubt she is already giving Dave a list of jobs to do!!

Clare's family ask that you share memories of her below and donations may be made in memory of Clare payable to "Donation Fund" (which will be directed to charities of the family's choice at a later date) these kind donations may be sent c/o G.Seller or online using the "Donate" button to the right

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Messages Of Condolence

Claire, you were a wonderful person. I don't know what else to write as I am still finding it surreal. I came by the night I heard and said goodbye, but it still feels hard to come to terms with not seeing you around. What is important is you are at peace. I won't forget you, we didn't know each other well, but I felt we had a connection, you empowered me. Love to you both.
Oh Clare, we never met in person but you were so lovely. You’d sent me so many fabulous things over the years. I have a few things you sent me on the wall over my sewing table and I look at them and think fondly of you, I will treasure them always, especially the gingerbread lady. We had such a giggle, I will miss that. Love to your family ❤️
Stephanie Kaye
Clare, it took me a while to comprehend that you're gone. I remember you and Dave as Sophie's wonderful, friendly, welcoming parents. As someone with such bad anxiety, to feel comfortable in someone else's home is nothing short of a miracle but you somehow managed it! I remember one time really clearly in my mind. We were gathered in your living room plotting a neighbourly picnic and I looked around at every face in the room. You were laughing, Dave had the biggest grin and rosy cheeks, Sophie was fussing Tresco and I thought to myself, what a bloody lovely family! You could feel the love in that room. I was so devastated to hear when Dave passed. Life had been so cruel since I last saw you. I do wish I'd kept in touch or reached out but I'm too blooming British!! I didn't know what to say 😔 how silly that really is. I didn't really know you all that well but I'm sorry that I never told you that it really was a pleasure to have met you and it's only now that I'm older that I've begun to realise that it's people like you that i should have kept in touch with. The ones that have you grinning and laughing even when life is putting you through hell! The ones who feel like sunshine. At least I will always remember you as you were on that day in your living room with Dave, Sophie, myself and Tresco. There was at least one cat there too of course 😊. Sending love to everyone who misses you dearly. X
Ami Emery (Leckie)
I look out of my window and realise that I'm not going to see you come out of your front door ! your back with Dave and at peace now !!! RIP Clare sleep tight
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Sending you all my love Clare, may you rest in peace now, reunited with your beloved Dave xx
I am so honered to have been a neighbour and friend clare. Fly high my love and say hi to Dave for me. Love always.
Donna xxx
Donna Clarke
What a lovely lady with a big heart; not just for people but animals too. Sending love and condolences from Mel, Mark and family and not forgetting Dolly and Rufus 🐾
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Much love for a wonderful person, who always had a smile whenever we met. Clare knew what was important in her life, her family. My heart goes out to the family, who will miss her greatly.
Fond memories of the best neighbours and the children growing up together along the row. Some of the best summer evenings started with a chat over the garden wall and a cheeky glass turned into a boozy session while the kids played in one garden or the other. We can't believe you are both gone, but hopefully together at peace, in a much better place. Its so sad for the loved ones left behind and our thoughts are with you all. Rest in eternal peace Clare, you will be very much missed and never forgotten 💕
Jon and Vicki and family
Some fond memories of a glass of beer in the sun over the garden fence, and a chat. And feeding the cats as required. Not convinced it was up to standard though !
Rest in Peace Clare and Dave.
Colin, Rachel and girls
Heartbroken to be saying goodbye to my beautiful friend Clare. Our friendship was built on a shared love of fabric, tea cups and charity shops. I will always miss her. Wish would could have one more catch up. Xx
I miss you so much granny, and I will always love you. My favourite memory of you is when I left my pinky bear at yours and you took him on a road trip and sent me pics of him on the swings and in different places, u and grandpa even let him have Guinness 😂. I loved it when we used to go on shopping sprees and you’d always spoil me, u always knew how to cheer me up and make me smile, and we would always cuddle up on the sofa and you’d help me with my homework because I was too overwhelmed to do it on my own. I used to love it when you would read me some terry pratchet books before bed when I stayed the night. And the time we saved that little ginger kitten and I had to put him down my top to keep him warm. I will forever miss you and forever love you, love from Mia xxx
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