Sadie Williams – Ashmore Park Will Sadly Miss You!

Today I attended Sadie Williams funeral at Bushbury. Sadie was one of Ashmore Parks indelible characters. A nice friendly lady that always had time for a chat.

I have known Sadie for most of my adult life, always up for a chat, indeed I assisted her into her home in Kitchen Lane.

She passed away on the 9th April 2017, at home suddenly.

Sadie was not a rich woman financially, but she was rich in the fact that she had so any friends!

She didn’t have a large family, but close on a 100 neighbours friends and acquaintances turned up at the Crematorium today to give this lovely lady a real warm Ashmore Park send off!

Mary and I were delighted to see so many people and hear their Sadie story’s. Neighbours had organised a collection, run a raffle to pay for flowers and a Wake at the Corpus Christie Social Club.

Ilona , Paula and Bonnie you deserve a bit of credit for organising that tremendous neighbour response today.

As for Sadie I think it would have knocked her socks off to see so many people attending her funeral.

I recall her fondness of animals, and it was good to see that neighbours donations had also covered a small charity payment to Sadie charities which included, The PDSA, The ARC Ashmore Rescue for Cats, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust,The Wolseley Centre.

Sadie there was a tremendous gathering today for you, and your friends and neighbours celebrated your life, and loves!

Mary and I feel privileged to have been there with you. I gave you a little wink! I am happy to have known you and counted you as a friend

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more