Thursday, 29 March 2007


This afternoon at 4.30 we launched with a very sad task to perform. Sally Wood, wife of our Parish Priest John Wood, recently lost her battle with cancer. John asked us if we could help him carry out Sally's wish to have her ashes scattered in Swanage bay. Naturally we were happy to help, indeed we were honoured to be asked.

Although cold, the weather was bright with a brisk South Westerly blowing. We steamed slowly into the middle of the bay and then stopped for some time. It was a sad occasion but somehow it was also a pleasure to be there, doing something that we knew was Sally's wish. We pray that John and Jennie come to terms with their loss and cope in their grief. We are glad that in our limited way we might have helped.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know how important this help can be. My late father left a bequest to the RNLI in his will and, as executor, I dealt with the RNLI on this. We had the bequest attributed to work at Angle lifeboat station (within sight of where he grew up), and the Angle crew facilitated his wishes for us to scatter his ashes and my mother's together 'at sea' at the mouth of Milford Haven. We were made extremely welcome, and no more fitting end could have been arranged to a life loving the sea and Pembrokeshire.