Patricia Margaret Buxton

Pat was born on 17 August 1937 in Epping Hospital to Sidney and Gladys Jones the third of four children, Eric, Ron and Melvin. Pat went to school in Loughton and then to Walthamstow College. In 1956 Pat married Bruce Buxton and they moved to Derbyshire where Helen and Lynn were born. When they were 9 and 6 the family moved south to Ilford and then to Cranham where Bruce and the children were vey involved in swimming activities. Pat and Bruce divorced in 1973 and Helen stayed with Pat in Hornchurch and then Harold Wood while Lynn and Bruce moved to Devon. Pat worked as a legal secretary in London and also in pubs and clubs back home to help with finances. Pat was happy in the family circle and a very involved grandparent to Helen’s children Laura, Nina, Karen and Faye and Lynn’s children, Matthew and Daniel and later a fond great grandparent to Luca, Giovanni and Roberta, Adam, Oliver and Ava, and Leah, Ali, Kaitlin, Megan and Charlie, Lily Mae and Alma. Pat moved in 2010 to a retirement complex in Saffron Walden to be near Helen and spent a lot of time with her family, taking regular holidays with Helen and Lynn.  Pat was diagnosed with lung cancer just ten weeks before she died at Highfield Care Home on December 8th 2020.

Lynne Harrison