Lou sadly passed away after a long illness, bravely borne on 18th May, she was surrounded by her much loved family and friends. Lou was a devoted wife and best friend to Joe and a loving mum to their three children Hannah, Dominic and Joseph. Daughter of Lynda and the late Mick and daughter-in-law of the late Kay. Sister-in-law, cousin, Auntie and a best friend to many.
Lou will be so sadly missed by all that knew her but " to live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die" and Lou was loved by so many. Lou will be taken into St Brendan's Church on Thursday 29th May at 4.30pm, followed by a Requiem Mass on Friday 30th May at 9.30am. Bright colours to be worn at Lou's request. A celebration of Lou's life will be held at the Irish Centre after the funeral, all who Knew her are welcome. Family flowers only please, but donations to Cransley and Lakelands Hospice. These and all further enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, Darley Dale Road, Corby 203076
A charity family fun day was held at Cransley Sailing Club on Saturday August 3rd. Around 400 family, friends and well-wishers attended the day. The day was filled with fun and laughter with visitors being taken out on the water by Cransley's Dinghy Instructors, games for the children organised by Nigel, walk the plank and rowing in the club's bugs, live music and plenty of home baked cakes and a BBQ.
So far the day has raised in excess of £4,000 with money still being donated to Lou's Just Giving Pages.
The event was organised by Lou Cummings and below, in her own words is why Lou would like to raise money for Cransley and Lakelands Hospices. Lou has also insisted that Cransley Sailing Club receive a share of the funds raised as she has enjoyed many happy hours on the water at Cransley - Thank you Lou.
Click here to see pictures of the event and scroll down to Lou's Charity Day
I am one half of the Lou/Jackie combination probably in your way laughing and singing if you're winning the race.
June 11 2013 my world was rocked, following a couple of vague symptoms of tiredness and random pains, I had some unusual blood results which showed nothing in particular. On this day I received my results from a CT scan that showed I had advanced pancreatic cancer (stage4) as I had tumours on my pancreas head and in my retroperitoneal cavity, but also it had metastasised into my lungs and lymph nodes! This was confirmed by a biopsy from my lymph nodes in my back.
Last Monday I had my first chemotherapy gemcetabine, please read all about it on Macmillan website, which is really informative, my condition is terminal, however the plan with palliative care is to keep me as well and contained as I can be for as long as is possible... I hope ... Still wont be long enough!
I am a 47 year old mum of 3 planning all my tomorrows, my youngest son still had 3 GCSE to sit that week, my husband and I felt it would be unfair to sabotage this and waited from the Tuesday until the Saturday, when we told my beautiful children this bombshell, the next couple of weeks was also Joseph my youngest 16th birthday, and my daughter Hannah 21st, Dominic is 18.
My absolutely amazingly tollerant husband is a charge nurse on intensive care, and I have a job I loved as a community psychiatric nurse.
My sanctuary has been the friendship and warmth at Cransley Sailing Club, however underlying all this is the fact that myself and my husband are also carers to our parents, my father has this week been admitted to Cransley Hospice, terminally ill himself with bowel cancer. So my leisure time is so very precious. I have been overwhelmed with good wishes love and support, and wish to share this by way of a fundraising/ fun day for our local hospices, Cransley, where my dad currently is, Lakelands day hospice where he previously attended, but especially Cransley Sailing Club.... I just wish I'd have found you earlier.