THE son of a popular Beeston woman paid tribute to his ‘kind and beautiful’ mother at her inquest.
Dorothy Ennion, 84, a former school secretary of Bunbury Aldersey Primary School and a longstanding member of the Bunbury Women’s Institute, died last November of factors arising from a leg injury she sustained after falling over.
An inquest into her death, held at Chester Magistrates Court, established that Mrs Ennion had been suffering from various ailments including deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism, as well as increasing mobility problems.
But a fall she sustained in the kitchen of her home in Beeston where she lived, caused a haemorrhage which made her condition deteriorate and she died at the Countess of Chester Hospital on November 14 last year.
Mrs Ennion, whose late husband John worked for Cheshire County Council for more than 30 years, was a former pupil of The Girls School, Chester, and regularly attended St Boniface Church in Bunbury.
She was a well-known face in the community thanks to her involvement with the WI and her 25 years working at the school.
After leaving school as a young girl, Dorothy went to work in her uncle’s grocery shop in Duddon where she met her future husband John, and they married in 1950.
Their son Robert was born 11 years later, and he became her full-time carer in her later years.
Speaking after her inquest, Mr Ennion said he ‘could not have wished for a better mother’.
“My mother was kind and always put others before herself – she was beautiful and her personality and character were faultless.
“She was outgoing and popular with so many friends.”
He added: “Even with all her ailments she continued to enjoy the company of her friends and family and was able to attend the Bunbury WI meetings when she felt up to it.
“I am glad I was able to care for her as her health declined over the past few years.”