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Out of sadness comes joy for resident at Cedars &; Larches Care Home

The Cedars & Larches Care Home in Ilkeston assisted Patrick McDermott, a resident at the home in attending his wife, Joan’s funeral.

This was understandably a sad day for Mr McDermott, but after the service, he got to meet members of his family who had travelled all the way from Ireland to pay their respects to Joan.

Personal Activities Leader, Alison, said: “I was with Mr McDermott throughout the whole day. Although the day started in a sombre mood, it soon became a day of joy and laughter and a chance to reminisce about happier times. Patrick got to see his brothers and nieces again which was a lovely sight to behold.”

Before Patrick returned to Cedars & Larches he went back to a neighbour’s house that used to live on the same street for many years at Patrick and Joan.

Alison added, “When Patrick returned from his old street he was full of stories of what him and Joan used to get up to. His eyes lit up every time he spoke about her.”

Date published: 15 September 2017

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