Elaine having tea at the Ritz last year.
On Friday 5th June Elaine Brough a valued staff member and a friend died in Willen Hospice. Threads and Patches is not just a business, it is a family and a community and we all feel her loss keenly. Elaine has worked at Threads and Patches for several years, and was really part of the furniture! Her fun and positive personality made her a firm favourite with the customers and the positive way she managed her cancer therapy was an inspiration to all who met her.
On a personal note, she was the most supportive and loyal friend and employee to me and I shall miss her terribly. Elaine’s husband Michael often helped out at the shop, together they were a fantastic team, and I have never met a more selfless couple, just willing to take time to help anyone. I am not waxing lyrical here because Elaine has died, I could have written those words within a few months of meeting them both. Elaine lit up a room with her bubbly fun personality, she was never happier than when she was busy. I must also mention her needlecraft skills, her embroidery was some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, just immaculate.
We will miss her, and there will always be a small part of Threads and Patches that is Elaine.