Sunday, January 09, 2011
Irene Burnett Martin, Junkk Matriarch of Thrift, 31 July 1921 - 8 Jan. 2011. RIP
Beloved Wife to and Widow of John Denis.
Loving, loyal and endlessly supportive Mother to first, only son Peter & then daughter-in-law Joan.
Generous & devoted Grandmother to Kipp & Cody.
Peacefully, in her sleep, after a period of a few months' unfortunate but still happily comfortable and pain-free consignment to her bed.
Beyond all she gave our family, she unhesitatingly helped without question to keep Junkk.com going, and will in so many ways always still do so. Her belief in the concept has been its bedrock and got us through some difficult times.
It's a legacy we hope she will have taken with her that will always be tangible, and mean a lot to all who have, are and will continue to benefit from a small way to spare wasting anything unnecessarily. Something she was most concerned never to do.
That, and having the cheekiest sense of humour to delight all who knew her, right to the moment she rejoined her life partner and soul mate.
Sorely missed. Never to be forgotten.
Update - 12/01/2011
Junkk First Lady Joan has kindly created a special page to carry evolving news and information for any who new Mum - http://www.firebird.com/irenemartin.html