30 May 2024

Care home residents given chance to sign book of condolence

Members of Withernsea Town Council gave opportunities to two care homes to sign books of condolence ahead of the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

On Friday, September 16, mayor Cllr Jacqui Blackburn, and deputy mayor Cllr Lyn Healing visited residents of Queens Residential Home and Tamarix Lodge in Withernsea to provide residents and staff an opportunity to sign the town council’s book of condolence.

The visits were reported to have been well received by the staff who felt it was something important to those in their care. Many stories were swapped, some from residents who had lived through the era of more than just the one monarch. Both councillors were thanked for taking time to give others the opportunity and were made more than welcome.

Both care homes said that it was a rewarding visit and welcomed the town councillors to talk to the residents and staff, saying they could come back any time.

On Sunday, Lyn Healing opened the council office at the Meridian Centre for two hours to give many more people, who may otherwise have been unable to do so through work or other commitments, a chance to sign the book of condolence.