TRIBUTES have been made to a woman who always put others before herself.
Adrian Edgar has been remembering his wife Pamela to whom he was married for more than 50 years.
Pam died from a stroke last month, aged 76, and Adrian has been overwhelmed with the support he’s received from people in the community.
He said: ‘Everyone who knew Pam has said how much she will be missed.
‘Loads of people talked about her wonderful smile and how much fun she was.
‘People knew her for being kind and wonderful and she always put others before herself. Even when she was ill, she wanted to help people.’
Pam suffered from osteoporosis and spent her later years in a wheelchair.
She and Adrian would go on holiday, with lots of travelling to places like Madagascar, Mauritius, China and the Seychelles. They would also take family trips to Corfu, the New Forest and Goodwood.
Adrian said: ‘Pam doted on our grandchildren and she liked nothing better than spending time with them.
‘They would always have so much fun.’
When she wasn’t travelling, Pam was helping in the community and was a member of the Inner Wheel Club at Gosport Rotary.
Through that role, she helped with the shoebox appeal which sends gifts to poor children.
One of the countries is Albania where Pam and Edgar were always welcome after upgrading a local hospital’s facilities.
Adrian added: ‘We visited Albania through the shoebox appeal and we saw the money they needed to improve the maternity ward at a hospital. We made that our next project.
‘While in Albania, we also helped set up an Inner Wheel Club for their Rotary club.
‘Pam had a great influence in setting it up and she was honoured for her help.’
Thanks to the work by Pam and Adrian, trips were set up to bring Albanian school children to Gosport.
Adrian is flying out to Albania today with students and teachers from Bay House.