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Paula James.

1977 - 2018

Started: 11 Mar 2018
Created by: James Xuan

Paula James born Harlow Essex 1977 and lived in Clovelly, Bideford, North Devon and Epping, London, before finally settling in Yorkshire.  Cherished by her husband Jay and her dog Kai a Siberian Husky. Paula worked in finance as a PA as well as a history of working back stage on Cirque du Soleil and for hobbies she enjoyed making corsets and chainmail jewellery.   Multiple Sclerosis progressed rapidly depriving her identity , speech and independence.  She had a bright bubbly personality that was infectious with everyone around, she was kind generous and funny. She always saw the bright side of life and never complained despite her poor health. She had an inner strength that loved life to full.  Paula was much loved by everyone and will be forever in our hearts. To quote the film Blade Runner "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly"

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In memory of my beautiful daughter Paula

Donation by The estate of the late Janet Lesley Lee on 05/12/2023


To my amazing friend Paula. I have so many fantastic memories of us growing up together in Bideford, working together in the school plays and our lunch times ensconced in your lounge . You will forever be a huge part of my life and will be missed so much.

Donation by Beccy Clayton


Forever in my heart Miss P, I will always remember the fun times we had growing up together xx

Donation by Sally Hodgson


Thank you St. Leonard's for looking after my sister in law Paula James .A wonderful beautiful soul , who never stopped smiling no matter what life through at her . An immensely brave strong woman and loving wife to my brother . R . I. P Paula never to be forgotten xxx

Donation by Carol Nguyen-Xuan


In memory of a dear sister-in-law. Your strength was amazing! Thank you to St Leonard’s for the care you gave to Paula, her mum and my brother.

Donation by Janette Ozkurt


My dear friend Paula, your passing has left me heartbroken but I draw comfort from the childhood memories we made together as little girls in Clovelly. We were the best of friends, more like sisters & your Mum & Dave were my second family. I used to long for the weekends & holidays to spend with you all. Clovelly won’t be the same when I visit now, but I know that when I do go you’ll be right there by my side linking arms as we used to do! Love you forever beautiful. Shell xxxxx

Donation by Mark Stewart


Forever in our thoughts. With much love from all of us. Xxx

Donation by Kate Cudlipp


Paula will always be in our hearts. Most sincere thanks to St. Leonard's Hospice for your outstanding care for Paula and for those closest to her. David & Barbara

Donation by David James


Thank you for taking care of Paula a very special and lovely niece. She will be remembered with much love and affection and always hold a special place in our hearts. Laura & John x

Donation by Laura Poulton


I only met Paula a few short times, and sadly, I never knew her when she was well. But her spirit, and toughness touched me.

Donation by Deborah Holmes


It's not much, but I hope it helps. She was such a wonderful woman, I hope this will help towards the care of others like her.

Donation by Heidi Taylor


Even though we hadn't seen Jim & Paula for some time they were always in our hearts, and she greatly missed.

Donation by Julian Peacock


Thank you for the comfort that you gave Paula x

Donation by Anna Nguyen


Had hoped to be with you to say a proper farewell, but you all will be in our thoughts. Rest in peace now Paula xx From Denise, Chris, Laura and Lyle.

Donation by Denise Bishop


Remembering Paula: beautiful, gentle, clever and funny. God bless.

Donation by Elizabeth Pepper


In memory of a truly beautiful and talented lady. Thank you St Leonard's for the care and for the support you offered my brother. You will be forever in our thoughts Paula. xxx

Donation by VM Turner


Paula - your Nan, Grandad & David would have been so proud of the way you have lived your life and your Mum and Jay have been the best. Love Melanie Keith Justin & Elliott xx

Donation by Melanie Lewis


Thank you for all you’ve done

Donation by Kim Nguyen


With love Nick x

Donation by Nick Nguyen


Thank you for taking such good care of a lovely girl. Michael and Lynne Palmer

Donation by Lynne Palmer


Miss You Baby Face!!! Love you xXx

Donation by James Nguyen-Xuan


Thanks for looking after Paula, Jamie & Janet

Donation by Connie Nguyen-Xuan


At peace now

Donation by Will Nguyen-Xuan


Donation by Michael Rothwell