Sandra Briers RIP

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A really lovely tribute.

Condolences to you and your family Paul.

RIP Sandra.
 

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So sorry for your sad loss WP. The beauty of it if there can be such a thing, is she had a truly wonderful loving family that thought the world of her. 60 years is a short time these days, but it sounds that she loved her life God bless her RIP.
 

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A fine tribute to a special woman Paul..

R.I.P. Sandra
 

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I wanted to put a message somewhere where it’ll be forever lasting. Facebook isn’t for me but feel this place is where she belongs as she was a Bee..........remembering her as she was.

Sandra was born Down syndrome. It was a time when it was thought it was for the best that she’d be put with other babies with this handicap into homes. My mum and my Nan said “NO.......”

She was the eldest of three siblings. She will always be my big sister. Always.

She faced up to many things in her life; stares, micky taking, put downs etc etc. But she had someone - well two of us - who stood up for her, my sister and me. Thing is, she didn’t give a damn!!

She was the most loving young woman anyone could ever wish to meet. Full of life. Gave everything she could to anyone she ever met. Intelligent. Innocent. Bright. Vivacious. Caring. Funny. Beautiful. The lot.

She went to GP on several occasions. Loved her sports. All sports. Especially horse racing. She always picked the winner........well, after the race was won that is!!

She was good friends with Anthony Talbot, the young lad who tends to our pitch. They were best of friends......

When I’d come home from football, she’d be waiting to tell me the result!! Win, lose or draw. Thanks Sandra!!

She loved her music. She had crap taste though!! Cliff Richard, Westlife, Boyzone, etc dear me!! Every time we would go to one of the charity raising discos, she would be up on the dance floor from the minute we walked in to the minute the DJ switched off. You’d always know where Sandra was........

Her sixty short years on this planet were the best years anyone could ever wish for.

However, the last year was the toughest. Over the years she had her own room downstairs, at home, where she watched her own tv. Her own shows. She’d sing along, shout out answers in quiz shows, dance to strictly etc. Then, about 12 months ago, she suddenly stopped and went to sit in the same room as mum and dad. She knew something wasn’t right. Something was disturbing her. What?

We realised it was the onset of dementia. This bright independent woman was stopped in her tracks. Now, she was becoming withdrawn, not being her extrovert self. Not sure of where things were. Where to put things. Very sad to see.

Four months ago, she got a chest infection. That’s where her time here was starting to come to a close. Back and forth from hospital. Stronger meds were given. But she couldn’t beat it. She tried to but couldn’t. She was frail. However, she still had some fight within her. She wouldn’t go. Not yet......

Today, at 10:30am, her fight was over. It was too much for her body to cope with.

After 60 years, my sister - my beautiful sister - was gone. She’ll always be in my heart. Always be in my head. Always be waiting by the door to tell me the score.

“We lost 2-0.” “We won 3-1!” “Two two.”

Sandra Louise Briers.

RIP

Love you always.......

Lovely words. sorry to hear Paul and treasure the happy memories.
 

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What a character. Very sad to hear about your sister and sorry for your loss.
And I should add she is well blessed with your tribute.
 
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Gosh, that really brought a lump to my throat reading that. You were blessed with a wonderful relationship with your sister and I'm sure your happy memories will help get you through the tough days ahead.

Beautiful tribute.

RIP Sandra.
 

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Powerful words that brought her to life for people that didn't know her.

Sorry for your loss R.I.P
 

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Thoughts with you for your loss Paul. She sounded much loved by you and your family.
 

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I was fighting back the tears reading that tribute , very touching tribute . My big sister would have been 60 next week , lost her 6 years a go . Thoughts are with you and your family . RIP
 

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Sorry to hear of your loss.

To write a tribute so eloquently at such a difficult time is a fine tribute
 

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............. lovely words Paul............God Bless Sandra...............
 

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A fine tribute, it had me wiping away the tears whilst on the tube this evening. RIP Sandra
 
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I’m a little choked, sitting here, reading your messages of condolence on the GPG.

Many thanks for the private messages and texts too.

It’s been a tough day.

Thank you everyone. It means a lot. x
 

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Wonderful Tribute Paul.
You can feel your pride in your writing.
If you can touch peoples emotions in the written word as you have done here, then you have done your sister and family proud.
My condolences to you WP and your family.
RIP Sandra.
 

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Lovely words Paul, my condolences and best wishes to you and your family,

RIP Sandra
 

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Great tribute.. May Sandra rest in eternal peace... .Condolences to you and you family Paul
 

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Fantastic tribute , so sorry for your loss.
 
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Paul, my thoughts are with you and your family. You have written a beautiful and fitting eulogy. Rest in Peace, Sandra.
 

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Beautiful words mate. Dusty here. RIP Sandra.
 

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A beautiful tribute. Condolences to you and your family.
RIP Sandra.
 
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I’ve just shown mum and dad, and my sister, the thread on their beloved daughter and sister.

They’re all very tearful and sincerely thank you all, from the bottom of their hearts, for your heart felt words.

We have a tough week or so ahead but your words have helped so much.

Thank you again. x
 

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she sounds like she was a lovely person. best wishes to you and your family.
 

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Sorry for you and your family’s loss WP. A lovely tribute.
 

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My auntie was the life and soul of every room she ever entered. She loved everyone, but nothing she loved more than her Westlife and she gets front row seats to every show now.

The last year has been hard watching her personality slowly diminish but I’ll always remember her infectious laughter and dancing in the room with strictly in the back. I’ll also always cherish the moments that you (dad) would annoy her to no end until she finally started laughing and said “stop it PAAAAAUUULLLLL!”

Love her to pieces. Always will.

RIP Sandra. Xxxxxx
 

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What wonderful words, written from the heart on behalf of a very caring, loving, close family. RIP peace Sandra.
 

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A very moving tribute to your late sister, so sorry for your loss. RIP Sandra
 

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......such a superb tribute to your sister, especially written only 2 and 3/4 hours after her passing when it would have been so raw - condolences to all your family and friends at this sad time RIP.......
 
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My auntie was the life and soul of every room she ever entered. She loved everyone, but nothing she loved more than her Westlife and she gets front row seats to every show now.

The last year has been hard watching her personality slowly diminish but I’ll always remember her infectious laughter and dancing in the room with strictly in the back. I’ll also always cherish the moments that you (dad) would annoy her to no end until she finally started laughing and said “stop it PAAAAAUUULLLLL!”

Love her to pieces. Always will.

RIP Sandra. Xxxxxx

Bless you. Xx

aka The Shadow.....
 

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Thoughts with you & your family at this time Wanderer, your Sis sounds a wonderful woman and I'm sure she would have loved her Brothers beautiful loving words and sentiment.
 

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your tribute had me in tears Paul. So sorry for your loss. Hang on hard to those memories.
 
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An incredible tribute to an incredible sounding woman.

Condolences to your family, Paul.

RIP Sandra. x
 
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