Please convey my deepest condolences to all the family. I’m sorry to learn of Aunt Josefa's passing. I met Aunt Josefa in Summer 1975 when she came with her husband, Uncle Kostek and Pilita to Poland during holidays. I stayed in her fantastic company with only a few days but I recall these days as very special moments. Despite the language barrier Aunt could communicate with us. She had a lot of affection and warm heart. Despite the passage of many years I always remember her as cheerful and full of joy person. I regret that I did not meet her again. She had a very funny sense of humor and I will always keep her in my memory. There is a pain in my heart and I’m full of sorrow now. These memories we will cherish forever. Pilita’s cousin Wieslaw from Poland
Sent by biuro on 27/09/2011
Los recuerdos de la infancia son a veces confusos, otras veces lejanos, pero hay ciertos recuerdos que escapan de su propia definición, por el simple hecho de que nos acompañan todos los días de nuestra vida de forma intensa y clara. Aunque la vida de Josefa Lago Sueiras se fue apagando lentamente como la llama de una vela, algo permanecía y permanece muy vivo tras esos cautivadores ojos, los más abiertos y pequeños que he visto jamás. Puede que sea su alma inmortal, no lo sé. Sólo sé que no puedo recordarla, porque siempre está conmigo. De hecho, todas las noches, "la Abuela Josefa" y yo hacemos un duo para cantar a mis hijas: "Pimpón es un muñeco, de trapo y de cartón, de cartón..."
Dicen que la música es el lenguaje del alma. Dicen que los ojos son el espejo del alma. Por eso Josefa nos canta y mira a los ojos mientras su luz y su sonrisa nos acompañan.
Te quiero Abuela,
Tu nieto, Marcos.
Sent by perzebe on 15/03/2011
Our family was extremely saddened by the news of the passing of Josefa, mother of Pilita Bryant, our dear and wonder friend that we truly love. We send our thoughts to all Josefa’s family and friends.
I only met Josefa on a few occasions but it was clear that she was a special person and much loved and cared member of the Bryant family. Her relationship with her grandson Timmy was extraordinary and I have fond memories of Timmy being very young and wanting her to play trains with her and the endless cuddles he requested. She was much loved by her son in law Malcolm who always gave his uncompromised support in every possible way. And then there is Pilita! What can I say about Pili? Well any Mother would be proud and honoured to have a daughter like hers. We can all learn from the unselfishness that this amazing person gives to her family and friends and what she gave to her Mum. For as long as I have know Pilita, she has done whatever she could to ensure the up most of care, comfort and quality of life she could provide for her Mum. Every spare moment of her busy amazing life, Pilita was there for her, right up to her Mum’s last breath.
Josefa lost her fight against a horrible disease but I am confident that she now resting in a better place, with the love of Pilita and all her family members around her.
Sue Theodor & Family (Melbourne, Australia)
Sent by insideout on 12/02/2011