Tree Plantation Ceremony in Memory of Former Staff Member who Passed Away at Penarth Care Home

Staff and residents at a care home in Penarth planted a memorial tree for a former colleague who sadly passed away.

Jackie Osborn worked at MHA Morel Court for 14 years as a night carer and passed away earlier this year from cancer.

In her memory the home has planted a blooming pink (Jackie’s favourite colour) flamingo willow tree outside the patio area at the home.

Prior to the plantation, there was a eulogy and prayer ceremony, which was concluded with the plantation.

The home, which has 36 places for residential care is situated in landscaped grounds a short distance from the seafront and one mile south west of Penarth town centre.

Suzanne Taplin home manager said: “Staff members and residents that knew her wanted to do something special for her, so we decided a tree would be the best way to keep her memory alive.

“The service went really well and was very touching. It showed how important she was to us and the tree will be a comfort to staff and residents as they will have something to remember her by.

“She was a very popular and a special staff member, she loved animals and was never afraid of doing hard work.

“Jackie was always well presented, got along really well with the staff members and the residents, and will be sorely missed.”






















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