My mother Noel

In honor of my mother Noel Estelle James (married name Davies) — December 20, 1919 Perth, Australia – October 10, 2018 Sydney, Australia.

Noel loved people and loved to laugh. She led a colorful life, the details of which would make a terrific script for a movie. I plan to write down what I can remember. I was unable to attend my mother funeral which was in Sydney, Australia on October 18th. My relative, Warren, said that it was a lovely service and people laughed at parts and my brother in-in-law Grant read several eulogies, including my son’s and husband’s, and showed a slide show of photographs. I heard they were unable to play my eulogy (slide show). So, I’ll share it with you all instead. Coincidentally, it’s my birthday today—I’ll have it tomorrow instead.


32 thoughts on “My mother Noel

  1. Mazoli - Blog Author 2018-12-19 / 9:57 pm

    My mother passed away earlier this year and I am missing her terribly especially now around the holidays. She loved Christmas.


  2. stbarbebaker 2018-10-23 / 1:17 pm

    What an amazing tribute to your mother, she sounds absolutely one of a kind, and remarkable. Hope you are well, best wishes are sent your way

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sherry Felix 2018-10-24 / 2:25 am

      Thank you so much. My mother had an eventful life. My chronic Lyme could use help. I’m surviving well enough


  3. Easymalc 2018-10-21 / 5:31 am

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother. It seems as though you have fond memories of her, and a wonderful slide show to prove it.


  4. Jill Hamilton 2018-10-19 / 10:46 am

    It must have been so sad and frustrating when you could no longer communicate with her on the phone.


  5. derrickjknight 2018-10-19 / 4:07 am

    A very fine tribute, Sherry. Is it possible to slow down the video?


    • Sherry Felix 2018-10-19 / 8:37 am

      Thank Derrick. I can’t slow it down without remaking the video then making a duplicate YouTube post. I did it for you 🙂


      • derrickjknight 2018-10-19 / 9:59 am

        I do appreciate the effort, Sherry. The problem was there wasn’t time to read the captions in full, as there is now. I expect others will be pleased, too. Enjoy your revised birthday. 🙂


  6. notetotraveler 2018-10-19 / 12:36 am

    Sorry for your loss, Sherry. So terribly hard to lose our moms. Sending you warm wishes and big hugs.


  7. conspicari 2018-10-18 / 5:32 pm

    Lovely photo’s and story of your mums life. Happy Birthday, it’s mine tomorrow.


  8. Norm 2.0 2018-10-18 / 11:42 am

    What a wonderful tribute Sherry. I am so sorry for your loss.


  9. Jet Eliot 2018-10-18 / 11:25 am

    Very touching video, Sherry. Noel looked like a great adventurer, and it sounds like you had some fun times with her. It looks like her life was colorful, and how fortunate she lived so long. It’s really difficult when we lose our mothers, I am sorry. Sending you warm wishes for peace.


  10. Anne Sandler 2018-10-18 / 11:16 am

    So sorry for your loss and that you couldn’t attend her funeral. Take care.


  11. CarolynEliason 2018-10-18 / 9:48 am

    Sorry for your loss.


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