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- Randalls Park Crematorium Randalls Road Leatherhead KT22 0AG
- 12th Jun 2017
- Funeral Director
- Alan Greenwood & Sons Ashtead
Ailsa was born on the 17th November 1923 in Phulera, Rajasthan, India , the eldest of 6 children to Charles and Theresa Hinchey. She was educated by Roman Catholic nuns and got her Senior Cambridge. After leaving school, she trained by Pitmans as a shorthand typist.
The family left India on the 6th June 1946 and settled in Ashtead, Surrey. After a holiday romance in Butlins, Skegness, she married George Scott on the 17th April 1948 and went on to have 3 boys, Clive, Richard and Alyn.
Although she would have loved to have grand children and great grandchildren, none of her sons married but they were a great comfort and support for her when George died on the 27th February 1990 from prostrate cancer. They were also supportive and took care of her when her health deteriorated. She was well known around Ashtead and loved stopping for a chat with people she met. After 2 falls and 2 hip replacement operations, her mobility was never the same and she rarely got out of the house in her last few years. She enjoyed driving her car but she had to give up after an accident. She also was a keen gardener but dizziness which the NHS could never cure made that impossible. She was also a keen on completing wordsearch puzzles but her worsening dementia meant she didn’t have the concentration to do them. In her younger days she also enjoyed dancing.
She was devoted to looking after her “boys”, as they were still called at the end but the roles reversed as she became frailer and couldn’t do the jobs she was used to doing.
She died in her sleep on the 29th April at home with her 3 sons after her dementia and dizziness suddenly deteriorated over the last 6 months. She is sorely missed by her 3 sons and she will be remembered as a kind, caring person who never had a bad word for anyone but with a steely determination when she wanted something done. She was very independent and could be very stubborn at times. She was very gregarious and loved to have chat with anybody she met.
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