In Memory Of

TTTB-im memory of

Scheme Members who sadly passed away in 2017 but will always be honoured and remembered by all at TTTB:

Joyce Baffin, Ada Power, Violet Marchant, Denise Howick, Eileen Golson, Connie Holmes, William Price, Joyce Clarke, Pauline Parker.

Muriel Booth

Passed away in September 2017
Eulogy for Muriel presented by Emily Kenward.


Harold Corbin

Passed away in May 2017

Emily Sharp

Passed away in April 2017 (written by Georgina, Emily’s volunteer befriender)

‘From the moment I met Emily, I felt like there was a side to her which I was going to connect with… and that feeling was right. We would have a giggle together and she would make cheeky comments which really added to her already loveable character. I loved hearing her talk about her days as a manager at a department store and her long walks on the downs (and back home!) over a cuppa. She didn’t like fuss, loved her Baileys, and no matter how hard I tried to convince her, she wouldn’t eat her veg. All these attributes resulted in a quirky, inspiring lady… and I’m so glad I got to spend that time with her.’


Passed away in January 2017 (written by Sally, Daphne’s volunteer befriender)

“I will remember Daphne for her dignified and refined manner always with a warm welcoming smile, in spite of the few words spoken. She wasn’t one to talk about her life, but I know that she had a lot in common in her later years with the lady who sat next to her – Margaret – who tells me of their times together in the Mother’ s Union and at St.Matthias church.

I know it was a great comfort to Margaret to have Daphne at her side in companionable silence in the day room at St. Mary’s care home. My last memory of Daphne is tucking into my mince pies with such relish on Christmas Eve – visiting St. Mary’s without my two ladies sitting side by side will not be the same.”

George Millington

Passed away in the winter 2016

“It was a genuine pleasure to meet George because he had such a rich history he was able to share about his time as a volunteer and Chairman for the Samaritans in London. His career in this field spanned many decades and as a result George helped many people who were broken hearted and in need of support and encouragement to help them at a time of crisis in their lives.

George and Martin our TTTB volunteer hit it off from the offset. The TTTB team also had the great pleasure of meeting and learning from George’s experiences.

Like all of our amazing scheme members, George will be fondly remembered forever.”

Molly Grace

Passed away in the autumn 2016

“Molly’s talent for writing poetry and singing songs was well known among the sheltered housing community in which she lived. Everyone who knew Molly Grace spoke of her with a warm smile and with genuine affection because she was a lovely lady indeed.

During our weekly Tea and Company event the Charity Mind and St Mary’s Church were able to capture Molly Grace singing and sharing details about her life so more information please click on the following link:”


Passed away in November 2015

“I first met Annie when we became neighbours many years ago. We initially met because we had the same issues regarding a very noisy neighbour however we soon realised we had the same daft sense of humour so our friendship naturally developed from there.

Annie had to face many difficulties throughout her life but even through the challenges she remained high in spirit. She was a wonderful lady with a big heart. Her memory will always be with me and in fact she is one of the people who motivated me to found the Time to Talk Befriending service.
May you rest in peace Annie. Thank you for your love and laughter! You were a dear friend who will be remembered always.”

Emily – Founder and Scheme Manager of Time to Talk Befriending


Passed away in November 2015

As soon as Norma was introduced to our service it was evident she would be a brilliant scheme member! It was really heart-warming to see how well she got on with her volunteer befriender Steve – they would chat freely about their experiences of being in the armed forces or the navy and had a mutual love for football! I am delighted we were able to meet Norma at such a late stage in her life as she has left a lasting impression. Norma would always bring a smile to our faces so will be dearly missed.

Rest in peace Norma.


Passed away in January 2015

“During our visits Kitty used to tell us about all the places she had visited during her life…She always told us about her stories and adventures with so much excitement and enthusiasm…One of the really touching things she did was her encouragement to make the most of our lives, enjoying them while we are young and really making the most of our time in school”.

Marina and Chrisy (Brighton College Students, 2014)

Alec and Lorna Bird

Passed away in November 2012 and May 2014

“Two of the most special and unique people we have ever met. We give thanks for the brilliant and fun memories they gave us over the years – something that we will always carry in our hearts. An inspiration to us both!”

Julie Williams and Emily Kenward (Daughter and Grandaughter)