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Funeral announcement after sad passing of Janet Tarbatt


Janet Tarbatt, wife of Edward, of East Bridgford Garden Centre finally lost her long battle with cancer on Wednesday 7th. February, aged 63.


The Tarbatt family has extended a welcome to attend Janet's funeral on Monday, 19th February at Southwell Minister at 11am followed by a celebration of her life at Norwood Park. 


Please email attendance to


A private burial, by invitation, will be held at the parish church of St Peter & Paul, Oxton on Tuesday, 20th February.

Janet had worked at East Bridgford for several years prior to the complete re-build and lease to Blue Diamond.

Janet was a wonderful lady who lit up the lives of everybody she came across and will be sadly missed.


She leaves husband Edward, children Jennifer, Victoria, James and Emily, and grandson Oliver.

Here are the addresses of Southwell Minster and Norwood Park:

Southwell Minster: Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

Norwood Park: Halam Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PF

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