Sylvia Coburn 1933 - 2012
Andrew’s mother, Sylvia, died in the cold weather of the new year in 2012.
Many of our Bumps party guests will remember her infectious laugh and spectacularly floral hats, and none of us were spared the knitwear that she generated on an prodigious scale.
Sylvia was most proud of her career as a midwife, coming to it later in life after home-making. She was a district midwife in Cheshire, then a decade in Zambia. Her log-book records the names and procedures for each of 600 children she delivered. Her memoires Bush Babies make fascinating reading.
She is much missed as grandmother, mother and fount of generous unstinting support for us all.