Queen Elizabeth in mourning again: one of her cousins ​​has just died

Two months after Lady Elizabeth Shakerley’s disappearance, Queen Elizabeth II said goodbye to another of her cousins. On January 2, Lady Mary Colman died at the age of 88. According to the Daily Mail, she took her last breath at her Norfolk home, Bixley Manor, which she shared with her husband Sir Timothy Colman. “Lady Mary Cecilia passed away peacefully at home on Saturday January 2, 2021, at the age of 88. Dear wife of Sir Timothy Colman KG, adoring mother of Sarah, Sabrina, Emma, ​​James and Matthew, grand- mother of ten, sixteen-year-old great-grandmother, ”one could read in her obituary, published in the Daily Telegraph. Cousin of the British monarch – since daughter of Captain Michael Bowes-Lyon, one of the Queen Mother’s brothers, and Elizabeth Margaret Cator – Lady Mary Colman was the twin sister of Lady Patricia Bowes Lyon, sister of Fergus, the 17th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and Albermarle Bowes Lyon.

“A funeral in strict family privacy and a service will take place at a later date,” his family said. Lady Mary Colman grew up in Bedfordshire and was educated at Hatherop Castle in Gloucestershire. She married Sir Timothy in 1951, when she was 19, at St Bartholomew-the-Great in Smithfields in London. At the ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret were all guests of honor. The newlyweds first lived in Dorset, but moved to Norwich when the gentleman became Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk. They moved to Bixley Manor in 1953, and then became the proud parents of five children: James, Matthew, Sabrina, Emma and Sarah. All her life, Lady Mary Colman has honored caregivers and caregivers, especially within the We Care 2000 association.

A close cousin of His Majesty

“I accepted to become president of We Care 2000 because I firmly believe that caregivers of all ages – and many are very young children – need and deserve all the help we can give them,” she said. years ago. There are times when the sense of responsibility, loneliness, frustration or exhaustion make their task almost too much to handle. ” Lady Mary served several other local charities, including the Red Cross, and was president of the Norfolk Autistic Society for 26 years until her retirement in 2001. For many years she also ran a small business of dried flowers with three friends, Flora Desicca. For many years she was a loyal guest of Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Mary Colman has been seen several times in the gardens of Sandrigham or on the grounds of Balmoral, Scotland. For Queen Elizabeth II, it is another grueling death.

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