9th JULY 2010 – LOSS


9th July 2010


Peggy Angela King – née Hazelton (Auntie Peggy) 1917-2010

Having lost her father in January Scarlett had to come to terms with the loss of her lovely Auntie Peg who died in the Residencia Tropical in Almunecar on the 9th July. Known to everyone as Auntie Peg, Peggy Angela King née Hazelton, flew for the first time in her life and came to Spain to live with us at the tremendous age of 90. She was the only sister of Scarlett’s mother (deceased) and had no children so Scarlett (an only child) was her only blood relative. When she came to us in August 2007 she had been diagnosed with cancer and the prognosis was that she had 3 months to live. It was a real testament to her determined character that she persevered for 3 years!

Auntie Peg and Scarlett were very close as Scarlett’s mother was a career girl and Scarlett stayed with her aunt during school holidays at her home (for over 60 years) in Keynsham near Bath. She was a great influence and certainly made her disapproval known on the many occasions that Scarlett did something outrageous. Always the lady she gave the appearance of being very mild and gentle but she had a steel backbone and knew her mind!

She had two long and happy marriages to men quite a lot older than herself who both had adult sons. Her first step son Alan is now 90 and lives with his family in Australia and her second stepson Richard is in his 70’s and living in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

It was a wonderful privilege to have so much unexpected time with Peggy. Scarlett learned a great deal about her roots and is very grateful that she was given the opportunity to give back a little of the love she received from her aunt all her life.

Peggy’s body was cremated in the beautiful Crematorium at the Alhambra, Granada. Her ashes were taken back to Keynsham and scattered in the parish churchyard by family and friends.

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  1. 1

    Hi Scarlet your blog story has come alive reading now….after spending time with you both summer 2011…hope all is going well

    • 2

      Thank you Angie, we really enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you and John again before too long. We are fine and very busy finishing things and “getting the show on the road” ! The latest blog post will be published this weekend and the website will be updated in the next few days – look out for forthcoming events and watch this space!! With love to you both..Sx

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