Pat had a passion for writing poetry
These were her very own thoughts and feelings,
A very brave & courageous lady
Times To Remember And To Forget
There's a time in my life I would rather forget
Yet it made me strong in my heart
It made me see, that there's greater things
That we're only playing a part.
It was ten years ago that I was really ill
And I thought that my time had come
I went through the stages we all must go through
But I felt oh so alone.
Despair, disbelief, why me, what did I do
Each stage lasting some time
I didn’t feel ill, it just isn’t true
Doctor I really feel fine.
But no, it really was true
Cancer had found a new place
It was me it attacked
But it’s sneaky and quiet
And it struck with hardly a trace.
Chemicals and Radium, operations galore
Made me feel like another being
I changed from being me into something else
A number; a patient, non seeing.
I pitied myself, I hated the world
How could they all laugh when I’m there
I was dying couldn’t they see
Didn’t they feel, didn’t they care
Christmas came, Christmas went
I don’t know how I coped,
It went by in a mist of my tears
I couldn’t smile or enjoy the kids Christmas day
I was so wrapped up in all of my fears.
Then one magic day I thought come on Pat
You've got family to get through this life
Get up, get strong you've got to win through
You haven't got time for this strife.
Positive and strong I prayed to my god
And thanked him for the strength I had found
For I knew he'd been there all along
Making sure I was safe and sound
It’s a long time ago now but I never forget
Of the feeling of total despair
It’s one journey that has to be made on your own
For although all around people care.
Pat Ross xx
In the very near future you will be able to leave your own tribute to
Pat on her personal Guestbook.
Pat will never be forgotten.
With these messages you will bring comfort to her family by showing that you are thinking of Pat in her abscence...
Forever In Our Thoughts xx
Hi, my name is Trudi and I would like to tell my mam’s story...
My Mam Pat Ross (nee Robson) died of heart failure after battling through cervical cancer.
She was only 49.
Pat decided to try & help other cancer sufferers.
She approached her friend Elizabeth Wilks & between them they held small group meetings at different venues & met others going through the trauma of cancer.
They talked through their problems & helped each other.
This was her inspiration to do more.
She approached Macmillan Cancer Support & helped to raise much needed funds for the fight against cancer.
Pat, my mam had an unfair life.
She was a hard working kind hearted woman who always put others first.
People who knew her will know this.
I feel so honoured & privileged to have had such a strong, beautiful, loving best friend like her.
I love & miss her every single day...