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Two Pensioners Pay Tribute To Caring Samaritan

Thursday April 11 2013


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TWO pensioners have called on a Darfield resident to be recognised for her help keeping an eye on them during the snow.

Jean Townsend, 81, and Nancy Wilks, 76, said they wanted to publicly thank Marie Westwood, who lives nearby, for visiting old people's bungalows around Illsley Road every day during the bad weather.

They said Marie visited them, asking if they needed any shopping, as many were unable to leave their homes.

"The snow was very deep and we couldn't get out so we thought it was very good of her," said Nancy. "She said if we ever want anything when it's like that to tap on the window when she's walking past and she'd get it. We happened to have a week's supply just before the snow came but it was very good of her to check."

Jean added: "No-one has ever come round before and she didn't know us at all, though I knew her dad and Nancy knew her mum. But she said she knew what it was like with her mum so wanted to see if we needed anything too."

The neighbours, who shop and eat together despite living across the street from each other, said although they did not need supplies during the snowy weather Marie did go to the Post Office for them.

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Reply Posted by caz on Thursday April 11 2013 at 12:14
Marie also asked my mum and dad if they needed anything... Very kind of Marie to be so thoughtfull.

Reply Posted by Tony on Thursday April 11 2013 at 15:19
Thankfully people like Marie are out there so well done to her but it's a shame when family neglect their elderly relatives and neighbours need to step in. She should get a medal.

Reply Posted by donna on Monday April 15 2013 at 17:17
well dun lass not many kids around like u these days xxx i would also like to add that my 2 sons from hoyland also did the same xxx :) x well dun all u kids who helped out xxx

Reply Posted by Jez on Monday April 15 2013 at 17:35
Nice one Marie lass! :-)

Reply Posted by Becki on Monday April 15 2013 at 19:32
Proud to call her my mum :) x

Reply Posted by sam on Monday April 15 2013 at 20:03
well done marie we help clear the snow last year on illsley road and around near the school xxx

Reply Posted by cluck on Monday April 15 2013 at 20:35
Well done auntie marie.xx

Reply Posted by cluck on Monday April 15 2013 at 20:35
Well done auntie marie.xx

Reply Posted by Wendy on Monday April 15 2013 at 23:02
Well Done Marie... :)