Thank you for your prayers, support and comforting words. A funeral service will be held for Vivien on Wednesday October 27, 1pm at Holy Trinity Church, Eltham, followed by the burial at Kemnal Park Cemetery.
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Vivien Ivy Irene Giltrow of Eltham, London, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 30th in her daughter’s home, after a long life well lived.
Vivien was born on January 11, 1927 to Henry and Irene Kingaby in Bere Regis, Dorset. After the death of her father, she was taken into the care of a local orphanage run by Anglican nuns, where she remained until reaching the age of 18. She then moved to Luton and Dunstable hospital to train as a State Registered Nurse and then to the Evelina Hospital for Sick Children to obtain her Registered Sick Children’s Nurse qualification.
She met her husband John at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and they married in 1952, at which point she had to take a demotion from Sister Tutor to Staff Nurse, in order to be able to care for her husband! A highlight of their early married life was a trip to live in the United States for 6 months. Together they raised 4 children: Marc, Deborah, Jennifer and Andrew.
Vivien returned to work in local schools as a Welfare Assistant, where she remained until her retirement. She enjoyed volunteering at a local charity shop, and spending time with her large family. She was predeceased by John in 2001, and is survived by her 4 children, 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
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