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Sunday, 21 September 2014

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Farewell to mum aged 35

A COMMUNITY stood still as it mourned the loss of an “angel” who died suddenly at the age of 35.

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COMFORTING: Mark Watson with his son, Callum, at the funeral service

Friends, family and Greenodd residents gathered at Penny Bridge Church to say goodbye to Angela Watson, a mother who died from a heart condition she did not know she had.

She was described in church as the “angel” of her husband Mark and their two-year-old son Callum.

The church was packed as villagers gathered to pay their respects to a “devoted, loving and considerate” mother.

She was found dead by her husband last Friday (4/3); a post mortem revealed she had suffered from ischaemic heart disease.

Yesterday’s service was led jointly by Father Gary Wemyss and Father David Porter, a member of Mrs Watson’s extended family. Mr Watson sat with Callum on his knee.

The little boy clutched a pair of balloons as the congregation paid tribute to a woman who was loved by so many.

Mr Porter said: “I am very sure that I speak for all of us here as I say to Mark and Callum and all the family that you are very much at the centre of our thoughts and prayers and love at this very difficult time.

“Whilst we come here in great sadness we must also come with a deep sense of thanksgiving for Angie’s life; for all that we have shared with her, for the love and friendship that has been received and given, for every moment of joy and gladness, for those special memories, for the privilege of having shared our lives in some way, however great or small, with Angie.”

Mrs Watson was born in Ireland but grew up in Glasgow with her mother and father; Lloyd and Isobel and her two brothers, Graham and Scott.

She moved to Greenodd with Mark where they ran the Village Bakery together.

Their son Callum is due to turn three at the end of March. Mr Porter said: “Callum can grow up knowing he has a father and mother who would go to the ends of the earth for him and Angie’s love will be shown to him through Mark.”

The congregation remained poignantly silent as Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here was played. It was one of Mr and Mrs Watson's favourite songs.

Thursday was their fourth wedding anniversary.

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