Goodbye to the 'Tart from the Heart' landlady Wendy Dallimore
FRIENDS and family of Wendy Dallimore came in their droves to pay their last respects to the popular landlady.
The former boss of the Golden Heart in Tredworth suffered an asthma attack during a shopping trip and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. She died the following morning on September 22 aged 64.
The Tredworth community were out in force yesterday as hundreds of people joined a cortege from her beloved pub to her funeral at St Luke's Community Church, in Stroud Road.
Wreaths spelling out the word 'Mum' and adorned with loving messages accompanied the coffin in the hearse.
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The service was lead by the Reverend Ricarda Witcombe and the congregation were spilling out of the door.
Hymns Morning has Broken and Amazing Grace were sung either side of prayers and reading, including an emotional poem read by Wendy's youngest granddaughter Charlie which was met with a rousing round of applause.
Rev Witcombe spoke of Wendy's buoyant personality and her love for the Golden Heart, which was met with laughter and tears in equal measure.
She said: "She referred to herself as the 'Tart from the Heart'.
"She was equally comfortable putting on food for one person as she was for 50 people.
"She was unique."
After the service, loved ones were invited to Gloucester Crematorium for the committal. After that a wake was held at The Wingate Club.
A collection was held after the service for the intensive care unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital who helped Wendy in her last moments.
Her family said her health deteriorated after a police raid on the pub and the upstairs flat she where she lived in December – which led to its closure.
She had run the Golden Heart for 17 years, since she it took on with husband Gary, who died less than a year after the couple moved in.