Jean Croft

  • "Happy Birthday Mum Love you xxxxxxxx"
    - Keith
  • "Mum its been so many years gone past without you but you..."
    - Keith
  • "Fond memories of a best friends Mum such a lovely lady...."
    - Dezna Clements
  • "Mum Today is the hardest day of my life I know you will..."
    - Keith Croft
  • "Mum...I always loved you as my own mum. You will live in my..."
    - Gizem Orgyn

Jean Croft, 76, died at Wexham Park Hospital, Slough, on Sunday, March 7, following a collision with a car the previous day. Her family have described her as a brilliant mum who was passionate about helping others. Husband of 58 years, Fred, described her as his 'rock'. Jean leaves sons Michael, 55, Keith, 53, Gerald, 51, and Sean, 44 along with 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Jean, who born at the Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital, spent most of her life living in Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, where she worked as a nurse. She met Fred after he wolf-whistled at her from a building site he was working on. Following this meeting, the pair competed in regional dance competitions before tying the knot at All Saints Church in 1952. The tight-knit family was struck by another tragedy in 1999 when Jean's daughter Sheila, the youngest of the family, died of breast cancer aged 30. Her sons again paid tribute to their 'strong mum' saying she held the family together while everyone else was falling apart. After moving to Marlow 16 years ago, Jean established herself in the community and was a popular figure at the Women's Institute in Little Marlow. She spent a lot of her time raising money for cancer charities and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by auctioning off her knitwear and speciality cakes.
Published in Maidenhead Advertiser from Mar. 10 to Apr. 15, 2010
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