Residents prepare to give beloved postwoman heartwarming send-off - The Stratford Observer

Residents prepare to give beloved postwoman heartwarming send-off

Stratford Editorial 27th Apr, 2018 Updated: 27th Apr, 2018   0

A LONG-SERVING Wellesbourne postwoman has passed away.

June Conway, who delivered mail for nearly 20 years, lived in the village all her life and was known to her neighbours as ‘Aunty June’.

Her son Andi Conway-Horbury said she had lived a full, long, life though it was a struggle at times.

The 87-year-old lost her husband some 40 years ago and dedicated her life to caring for her six children single-handedly, one of who, Jackie, was disabled.

Andi said: “She knew everyone’s secrets. She was the font of all knowledge. She knew the past, present and the future.

“She never forgot anything, even if someone had moved away from the village years ago, she remembered everything about them.”

June passed away in her home of 58 years in Newbold Place, from where she refused to move, despite the ‘most awkward stairs imaginable’.

Instead of flowers as a parting gift, June insisted on donations to Cat’s Protection and to help Warwickshire’s homeless.

Andy who runs Be Proud Warwickshire – a sign posting service for the homeless community – has set up a crowdfunding page in her name to raise funds for the two causes close to her heart.

Visit and search ‘Auntie June Conway’ to donate.

June will be laid to rest on May 8 at Mid Warwickshire Crematorium at 10.30am.

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