93-year-old given 'memory cushion' made out of late husband's shirt

An elderly woman from England received a touching gift from an employee at her retirement facility last week. 

The Richmond Village Northampton Facebook page shared two photos on March 10 with the following caption:

"Mr John Beckett recently passed away and Chris Rayatt (Head of activities) got an idea from the Internet about memory cushions. He thought it would be a nice idea to make one out of John's shirts. See the moment Chris gave Joyce the cushion."

The shirt that Joyce was given has a patch on it that says "This is a shirt I used to wear, whenever you hold it know that I am there."

According to a local newspaper, Northampton Herald & Post, the 93-year-old woman had been getting distressed following the passing of her husband. The two had moved to Richmond Villages together and were married for 70 years. 

The Northampton Herald & Post said the staff at the retirement village asked Joyce's son for a shirt. 

APP USERS: View the photos here



Mr John Beckett recently passed away and Chris Rayatt (Head of activities) got an idea from the Internet about memory...

Posted by Richmond Village Northampton on Thursday, March 10, 2016


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