A street in Marlow will remember one of their much-loved neighbours who sadly passed away last month.

Pat Spink, who lived on the Henley Road, died aged 89 on May 29 following a short battle with cancer.

And with the Government’s current rule which only allows family members and close friends to attend funerals due to the ongoing pandemic, the people of Marlow will show their respects on Friday, June 19.

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They will do this by lining up two-metres apart on the Henley Road to applaud Mrs Spink’s life as the hearse leaves her home.

One of her daughters, Helen Titchener, told the Free Press: “We have told the police about this as there could be a lot of people.

“Obviously with what is going on at the moment, nobody could go to her funeral.

“So, we have actually printed out 300 funeral services and we’re going to give it to everybody so they could see what could have been said at the funeral.

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Pat (centre) with her four children

“They [those applauding on the street], will feel like they would have said goodbye to her and next year at some point, when it is safe to do so, we’re going to do a celebration of life at Marlow Church.”

Pat along with her husband John Spink, moved from Cookham to Marlow in 1958, with the two of them dedicating their lives to help Marlovians.

John worked as a GP with Pat working as his PA ‘and some’ according to Helen, with the latter taking calls, organising appointments, whilst arranging which doctors who would be on duty if they were called out.

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She was also praised by her daughter for ‘being incredibly supportive’ to her family along with those who lived in the town.

Helen continued: “My dad also helped with youth centres, schools, the rotary club you name it and after he would come back home from one thing, mum would have already organised everything for him for when he had to go back out.

“My dad did so much, and she supported him in the background every step of the way.

“She did that right to the very end and our friends and neighbours can’t believe she’s not here anymore.

“We adored her so much and she was so supportive.

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“She had so much energy, she guided people and she was very good at giving advice.

“She always thought of other people.”

John sadly died in 2007, whilst Pat leaves behind four children and 10 grandchildren.

She was on the verge of being a great-grandmother.

The round of applause for Pat will start at 10.45am.