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Withers, Janice Ellen (Nee Bamford)

Passed quietly and peacefully with no fuss just as she wanted on December 12, 2020, aged 77 after what she would call longer than necessary, but short illness. Loving and adored wife of the late Nick Withers. Caring daughter and Daddy’s girl of the late Donald and Ethel Bamford. Cherished sister and sister-in-law to Julie and Clarry Jackson, Peter (deceased) and Jeanette Bamford, Donald (deceased) and Sandra Bamford. Devoted and loving mum and mother-in-law of Michael Goodyer (deceased), Deborah Flannagin and Charlotte Goodyer and Bevan O’Leary. Loving step-mother and friend Deborah Emery, Nicholas Withers, Paul (deceased), and Kit Withers and Simon Withers. Proud and cherished Granny of Elizabeth Saran and Chloe Prescott, Jacinta Austin, Rosie Flannigan, Sam and Joel Withers, Georgie Goodyer-Willetts, Ethan and Ryland Goodyer-O’Leary, Ned Withers and Charlie Withers. Loved and fun Auntie to her nieces and nephews and friend to many!

“Mum , after a lifetime of caring for everyone young and old, we got to care for and spoil you for a bit, now it is time for a well earned peaceful rest, love you always!”

A huge thank you to Sally Reid and all those that supported us during Mum’s illness and to Burlington Village Staff thank you for your wonderful care of Mum and us! You made her final month comfortable and happy.

Messages C/- the Withers Family, to PO Box 35046, Christchurch 8640. As per Jan’s strict orders a private service and cremation has been held but she would appreciate anyone raising a glass to toast her!