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  • Writer's pictureJessica Crawford

20 - RIP Mum ❤

On 20th June 2022, my mum took her final breath. It was an emotional and difficult day but one surrounded by lots of love. She died peacefully with her 3 kids and husband right by her side.

As you can imagine, things have been difficult since then and I have experienced many emotions. I will write a blog about this because my reaction has been nothing like I imagined. I thought I was prepared, I thought I had already grieved enough given I lost mum way before she died. I was wrong. I will also explain the deterioration and symptoms we saw in mum before the very end. I was definitely curious before I knew, and I assume others in this situation will be, too.

I know I have readers who knew mum personally, so the purpose of this blog is to inform you of the funeral details. Everyone is welcome, old friends and new. I'm looking forward to spending time with those who loved mum and hearing your memories.

  • Thursday 14th July 2022

  • 12.30pm service at Chanterlands Crematorium, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, HU5 4EF

  • Service to be held in the large chapel

  • Wake afterwards from 2pm at Three Crowns, Plimsoll Way, Victoria Dock, Hull, HU9 1PW

  • Wear whatever you want

  • No flowers please, but there will be a collection for The National Brain Appeal if you would like to show your support

I have so much support from family and friends and I am overwhelmed by the kindness I have received. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for every message, card and gift. I am forever grateful.

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Aug 22, 2022

Hi Jess - I just wanted to say how sorry I was to read about your mum, you cared for her so deeply, your love for her shone through in your blogs.

You have been such a help to so many people - my mum has had FTD symptoms for 2 years now and I found your blog when researching the symptoms and trying to get her to a doctor (she refused to go for so long). We had no idea what was happening to her. She has just received a formal diagnosis and it's only through reading your insights that I've felt even a bit prepared for it. I came back to your blog today to see if there…


Jul 27, 2022

Jess, I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. I do not know you at all. I just found your blog today and thankful to have found it!

You are awesome!! I’m glad you are open and honest. My mom was diagnosed with dementia awhile back. my mom over the past month has progressed so much! To the point she stopped eating and drinking, I took her to the ER. That was the first CT dementia diagnosis. They labeled it as severe temporal dementia FTD. I’ve been reading for days since that diagnosis and forever grateful to read your blog.

It has helped me in so many ways.

praying for you and your family during this difficult…


Juliet Powell
Juliet Powell
Jul 17, 2022

So sorry to hear about your mum. Your bravery, kindness and compassion in writing this blog is palpable. Thank you for sharing with us. You've honoured your mum in countless ways. With love to you and yours. Take care of each other. Juliet x


Leslee Martin
Leslee Martin
Jul 13, 2022

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I thank you for taking the time and energy to write this blog. You are helping myself and my family in ways you don’t know. Peace to you, Leslee


Jul 13, 2022

No words just sending love and peace to your mum. And condolences to all the family ♥️♥️ Mandy Wood 🤗 x

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