Welwyn Garden City Gran died waiting for transplant

A GRANDMOTHER with a zest for life, who was waiting for a double lung transplant, has died. Pam Jarvis worked at Boots in the Howard Centre, WGC and was popular with staff and customers alike. The No 7 make-up consultant was forced to give up work last

A GRANDMOTHER with a zest for life, who was waiting for a double lung transplant, has died.

Pam Jarvis worked at Boots in the Howard Centre, WGC and was popular with staff and customers alike.

The No 7 make-up consultant was forced to give up work last year as the lung disease took hold and she waited for an organ donation.

But Pam died at the QE2 Hospital last Tuesday, aged just 52.


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Grandmother to Emma, 16, and Georgia, 12, Pam was born in Aberdare, South Wales.

She married Colin in 1985 and moved to WGC in 1986, but never lost her Welsh accent.

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Colleagues at Boots said you would often hear Pam's laugh across the store, so always knew were to find her.

Boots worker Tara Shallbrook, 26, of WGC, said: "She took me under her wing and taught me everything.

"She had a heart of gold and was a real laugh."

Lynne Deitzman, who had worked with Pam for more than 20 years, said: "Pam just wanted to get back to work. She was such a fighter."

Daughter Paula, 33, said her mum had a real "zest for life" and was always up for a new challenge.

Before she became ill she had tried scuba diving, paragliding and loved roller-coasters. She also had a passion for falconry.

Pam's funeral takes place at Harwood Park Crematorium, Knebworth, tomorrow (Friday) at 9.30am. All who knew her are welcome to attend.

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