Celebration service for ‘wonderful’ Nan in Spalding

Nan du Feu-Cooper (101), whose book Jersey Occupation Diary became nationally known, will be remembered during a thanksgiving service at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, on Monday, August 22, at 11.30am.
Nan du Feu-Cooper (101), whose book Jersey Occupation Diary became nationally known, will be remembered during a thanksgiving service at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, on Monday, August 22, at 11.30am.
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A celebration of the life of a woman from Spalding who wrote about her experiences during World War II takes place next week.

Nan du Feu-Cooper (101), whose book Jersey Occupation Diary became nationally known, will be remembered during a thanksgiving service at Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, on Monday, August 22, at 11.30am.

The service will be led by the Rev Eleanor Smith who said: “Nan was a most wonderful Christian lady and a generous person who welcomed people to her church, as well as into her home and lovely garden.

“She was always interested in, and concerned about, her friends and their families. 

“Nan was very open about her faith, sharing in conversation and speaking from the pulpit when she was an active and loved local preacher in the Methodist Church.  

“She spent the last two and a half years at Westerley Christian Care Home in Woodhall Spa where she would occasionally lead the daily devotions. 

Nan was a most wonderful Christian lady and a generous person who welcomed people to her church, as well as into her home and lovely garden

The Rev Eleanor Smith, Woodhall Spa Methodist Church

“Nan had a quiet, gentle manner, always with a smile and was thankful for the care of her family and the staff. 

“Her Christian faith was constant through life, to and beyond her death.”

Nan supported the British Red Cross which supplied food to her home island of Jersey during World War II and the charity’s Jean Goddard said: “I never met Nan but I did receive some delightful letters from her, often containing a cheque made out to the British Red Cross from a talk she had given at a WI or ladies group.

“She had a special affinity with the British Red Cross from her war years when the charity would take letters for her and, of course, the food parcels that helped to keep many people alive through the occupation.

“Nan also generously donated part of the proceeds of her book, Jersey Occupation Diary, to the British Red Cross.”

There’s no one quite like a Spalding special auntie’ called Nan