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The Rita Swales tribute fund

Friends & Family,
On the passing of Rita Swales, wife to Michael, Mother to Christopher and Andrew, Sister to Robert and Daughter of Jessie we decided to set up this tribute fund to help others fighting all forms of Cancer.
We all have very fond memories of this amazing woman who will be in our hearts forever.

We would love for you to share your thoughts, feelings, photos and fondest memories of Rita here so friends and family can all share in our memories.
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She was taken from us too soon,
Loved by all
and will be missed by so many.




Miss Lisa Plater
February 23, 2012

Some People dread the in Laws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, our girly day out, dancing sheep...the list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx

Miss Lisa Plater
February 23, 2012

Some People dread the in Laws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, our girly day out, dancing sheep...the list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx

Miss Lisa Plater
February 23, 2012

Some People dread the in Laws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, our girly day out, dancing sheep...the list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx

Miss Lisa Plater
February 23, 2012

Some People dread the in Laws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, our girly day out, dancing sheep...the list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx

Miss Lisa Plater
February 23, 2012

Some People dread the in Laws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, our girly day out, dancing sheep...the list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx

Mrs gemma clancy
February 23, 2012

 

Mrs gemma clancy
February 23, 2012

 

Mrs gemma clancy
February 23, 2012

 

Miss June Walker
February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. We will miss you. very much Love from June and Winnie.

Miss June Walker
February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. We will miss you. very much Love from June and Winnie.

Miss June Walker
February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. We will miss you. very much Love from June and Winnie.

Miss June Walker
February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. We will miss you. very much Love from June and Winnie.

Miss June Walker
February 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. We will miss you. very much Love from June and Winnie.

Mrs Ann Allen
February 25, 2012

A precious loyal kindest friend
anyone could ever ask for.
What will I do without your fun and laughter through the good times as well as the bad.
Till we meet again chum forever in my thoughts
With love from your chum Annie x

Mrs Ann Allen
February 25, 2012

A precious loyal kindest friend
anyone could ever ask for.
What will I do without your fun and laughter through the good times as well as the bad.
Till we meet again chum forever in my thoughts
With love from your chum Annie x

Bob Moore
February 26, 2012

Rest in Peace Dear Rita. Love from Bob and Barb

Mr Robert King
February 26, 2012

Rita was always there for me. She fought this terrible disease with determination to the end. So many memories. Love Robert

Mr Robert King
February 26, 2012

Rita was always there for me. She fought this terrible disease with determination to the end. So many memories. Love Robert

Mr Robert King
February 26, 2012

Rita was always there for me. She fought this terrible disease with determination to the end. So many memories. Love Robert

Mr Robert King
February 26, 2012

Rita was always there for me. She fought this terrible disease with determination to the end. So many memories. Love Robert

Mr Robert King
February 26, 2012

Rita was always there for me. She fought this terrible disease with determination to the end. So many memories. Love Robert

Mrs ELIZABETH HELENA GREGORY
February 27, 2012

Rita you were such a warm,kind and funloving person and a delight to know. You will be fondly remembered by many people from your working life and especially also by Pauline and myself. You have been through a lot in the past year and now may you deservedly rest in peace.
Love Elizabeth G and Pauline M XX

Mrs Elizabeth Bedford
February 28, 2012

We will always remember your kindness and laughter. Dancing with Callum to Wallace & Gromit and always a supply of cupcakes! Such a good friend to Mum through the years. The biggest heart and the strongest will. You will missed by everyone who knew you. With all our love, Liz, Jason, Callum & Ben x

Mrs Elizabeth Bedford
February 28, 2012

We will always remember your kindness and laughter. Dancing with Callum to Wallace & Gromit and always a supply of cupcakes! Such a good friend to Mum through the years. The biggest heart and the strongest will. You will missed by everyone who knew you. With all our love, Liz, Jason, Callum & Ben x

Mrs LINDA PLATER
February 29, 2012

Rita how bravely you battled with your illness . You were such a cheerful and thoughtful person it was a privilege to know you.Your going to be so sadly missed !
Lots of love Barry & Linda xxxx

Mrs LINDA PLATER
February 29, 2012

Rita how bravely you battled with your illness . You were such a cheerful and thoughtful person it was a privilege to know you.Your going to be so sadly missed !
Lots of love Barry & Linda xxxx

Mrs LINDA PLATER
February 29, 2012

Rita how bravely you battled with your illness . You were such a cheerful and thoughtful person it was a privilege to know you.Your going to be so sadly missed !
Lots of love Barry & Linda xxxx

Mrs suzanne smith
March 1, 2012

You will be forever in our hearts Chum. God bless. xxxxx

Mr Jonathan Slade
March 1, 2012

 

Mr Jonathan Slade
March 1, 2012

 

Mr Jonathan Slade
March 1, 2012

 


March 1, 2012

Rita you are sorely missed by all the prescription clerks at Longrove Surgery and we will always be thinking of you.
Christine, Jane, Michelle and Shirley

Mrs KATHLEEN ANN SAJDLER
March 1, 2012

KATHIE AND JOHN SAJDLER

Mrs alexandra dykes
March 2, 2012

I will miss your lovely smile. God bless xxxx

Mrs Carol Lois Enticknap
March 2, 2012

Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X

Mrs Carol Lois Enticknap
March 2, 2012

Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X

Mrs Carol Lois Enticknap
March 2, 2012

Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X

Mrs Carol Lois Enticknap
March 2, 2012

Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X

Mrs Carol Lois Enticknap
March 2, 2012

Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X

Mrs Margaret Clancy
March 3, 2012

 

Mrs Margaret Clancy
March 3, 2012

 

Mrs Margaret Clancy
March 3, 2012

 

Alma and Dennis Jones
March 3, 2012

 

Alma and Dennis Jones
March 3, 2012

 

Alma and Dennis Jones
March 3, 2012

 


March 24, 2012

From your Chums at Longrove


March 24, 2012

From your Chums at Longrove


March 24, 2012

From your Chums at Longrove


March 24, 2012

From your Chums at Longrove


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Its been over a year now but you're still so Missed. Rest In Peace Rita xx



I am sorry we never met in recent years. God Bless. from your Cousin Mavis.



God bless Rita.



Rita you were a very special person and a great friend. Always offering your help and called yourself part of the 'A' Team. When you called in for a cuppa you always left us smiling. We will miss you so much. Rest in peace. All our love. XX



Darling Reet. We can't believe you are not with us anymore. Such a wonderful friend for 41 years! You were funny, warm and loving and our memories of you will always be with smiles and a giggle. Your strength throughout the whole terrible ordeal was an inspiration. We will all miss you chum. God bless until we meet again. X



Rita, baker of delicious cakes, maker of mirth and owner of a naughty laugh. You were a friend of my mum's but i count you as a friend also. You were always good for a chat and a laugh and the world was a better place with you in it. Life can be so cruel :( God bless you Rita, i'm pleased to have known you xx



How much i will miss my best friend Rita. Reet, as i called her, was a delight to know. She once sent me a card that said " a day without laughter is a day wasted". That could have been her motto. When she entered a room she brought happiness with her and usually a plate of her home made cakes! We were proper chums but more than that we were like family. She was a real super star, always ready for a chat and a cuppa, her door was always open for you to pop in. She loved her family,friends, and beautiful garden and enjoyed her life. We will miss you forever chum and i'm proud to have been your best friend too. Love always xxx



How much i will miss my best friend Rita. Reet, as i called her, was a delight to know. She once sent me a card that said " a day without laughter is a day wasted". That could have been her motto. When she entered a room she brought happiness with her and usually a plate of her home made cakes! We were proper chums but more than that we were like family. She was a real super star, always ready for a chat and a cuppa, her door was always open for you to pop in. She loved her family,friends, and beautiful garden and enjoyed her life. We will miss you forever chum and i'm been your best friend too. Love always xxx



Rita-you were the best friend anyone could have,you were my rock. The fun, the jokes,the naughtiness,that wicked sense of humour. We are all so devastated but will look after each other,as you so desperately wanted.
You touched so many lives and leavel the world a much sadder and emptier place.
Our hearts are breaking we will miss you so much.



Some People dread the inlaws but you were the best I could have hoped for! Kind, Funny, Welcoming and of course my right hand lady for Nagging Chris. I'm lucky to have so many great memories - Many trips to Poole, Our girly day our, dancing sheep... The list goes on. I'll miss you so much and so much was left unsaid. Happy Birthday Rita x Lots of Love Lisa (the Saint?!) xx



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Thank you for everyone who has donated offline



So much to say. Thank you for being such an important part of my life. Who's going to nag me now? Love Chris x



From Colin Woodcock





her smile will never be forgotten



God Bless you Rita.



Our Deepest Sympathy
To Rita, a lovely lady,

With Love from the staff at
The Enfield Garden Centre



Goodbye Mum



No words can express what I feel.
Michael



Rita,
You will always be remembered and never forgotten for your friendly, happy go lucky ways.

Cliff, Teri and Dave



Dearest Rita, It was our pleasure to have known you. You were the best mother and raised two wonderful sons. You and Michael were a great partnership and I can still hear the gentle sound of your laughter. You left us too soon. May you rest in peace and know that your memory will never be forgotten.
With love - The Archibald Family.




You were a special person and a great friend. We will miss you so much.





Rita-you were the best friend anyone could have, you were my rock. The fun, the jokes,the naughtiness,that wicked sense of humour. We are all so devastated but will look after each other,as you so desperately wanted.
You touched so many lives and leave the world a much sadder and emptier place.
Our hearts are breaking we will miss you so much.



in memory of Rita , from all the staff at the garden centre group hitchin



Remembering Rita, taken so soon. She was a wonderful person. She enjoyed her garden and it always looked wonderful

Kathie and John Sajdler





Thank you Rita for the many, many visits and meals shared over the years. For the good company and laughter (and not forgetting all the flowers and tomato plants!),
You were very brave throughout your illness and will be so sadly missed.

Hazel, Jim & Robert.



Happy memories of working with you in Crouch End in the 1980s



with love from jean o'sullivan



Thank you Rita for all you have given to so many people and your great sense of humour and that great smile
We shall all miss you. Love from Elizabeth G and Pauline M







To a very lovely lady, known from Ladbrooke School Days and Parkfield Med. Centre, and always with a cheery smile and ever helpful. She will be sorely missed, but happily remembered.

Pauline & Derek Mann





Rita, never will I forget what a wonderful person you are - kind, considerate, fun and with a wicked sense of humour. Somehow you always found time to put others before yourself. I am grateful to have had you as a friend and shall carry you in my heart always. Lisa x



Rita was such an inspirational person who was unstinting in her willingness to help others and get things done. We will all remember her with fond memories and count ourselves very lucky to have known her. May she rest in peace.



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Active since: February 19, 2012
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