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Fay Paget has opened a Tribute Fund to raise money for the Hospice in her husband Robert’s name. Fay & Robert1

Fay became a volunteer at St Columba’s Hospice after her husband Robert died at the Hospice five years ago.

Having spent most of her working life as a school dinner-lady, Fay is now using her skills in our Iona Café, serving tea, coffee and snacks to patients and visitors.

When Fay heard about Tribute Funds she told us that she would like to open a Fund in memory of Robert.

Fay explained: “When Robert died, all the family were devastated including our grandkids, who thought the world of him.

“We are a very close family and have great memories of family times spent together. Occasions at home always seemed to centre around the kitchen table. My son always says to me ‘Mum, if our table could talk!’

“Robert and I loved our family and we also loved our holidays together. At every opportunity possible, we would be booking our
next holiday. We travelled across the world together and those
lovely experiences will never be replaced.

Fay & Robert

“Although our family will always have our memories and treasured photographs, a Tribute Fund will give us something tangible to remember Robert by and honour his memory. It will also be very meaningful for us to support the Hospice in Robert’s memory. The Hospice looked after all of us and it is really important for us to give something back. As a family, we all love the idea of the memorial Forget-Me-Not flower garden and having Robert’s name on a leaf in the garden will be a very special tribute to Robert and how much he was loved.”

Fay’s Tribute Fund was the Hospice’s first Fund, and when Fay is in the Iona Cafe, she can admire our Forget-Me-Not Tribute Garden.

Find out more about Tribute Funds.