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Tributes paid to 'warm-hearted' aunt after death aged 95
A warm-hearted aunt has died just months after celebrating her 95th birthday with friends and family.
Edith “Rixie” Nunn, of Canbury Court in Lower Ham Road, died at Kingston Hospital last month.
Her nephew Geoffrey Scordia paid tribute to a “warm hearted” aunt who had “great skills dealing with people.”
The funeral was held at Kingston Cemetery on Wednesday, October 7.
Mr Scordia said: “She was very artistic, but in those days women were not encouraged to do much, but any opportunity she had she did things for friends and family.
“She had a real passion for interior design. She had great skills dealing with people. She was such a warm-hearted person. Even her carers were very fond of her. She was a little woman with a good sense of humour. ”
Edith met her husband John at an air raid shelter in Knightsbridge when she worked at department store Harrods and he worked at a car garage nearby.
They married soon after, but John died in 1972.
Mr Scordia recalled a walk his aunt had gone on with his wife when she was in her 80s, but had come across a steep and uneven part of the road.
He said: “These strapping gentlemen came along and they carried her. She was in her 80s.
“She was rather amused when she made it back. She had an eye for the men. We have so many nice memories. I miss her very much.”
Edith suffered from Alzheimer’s in the last five years of her life, but still enjoyed living in her home overlooking the Thames.
Mr Scordia said: “That was the marital home so she was very attached to it.
“She also liked the location. She loved Kingston. She could also see the people on the boats and canoeists and rowers.”
Edith was born to a merchant seaman and pub landlady.
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