Iris, 1941-2011

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Venice. Iris greatly enjoyed an ice-cream, particularly at afternoon tea time. May 2007.

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Roman ruins in Italy. June 2007. Delos, Greece. Iris sitting in the front row of seats in the amphitheatre. The orange/red A2 label is to denote which tour group we belong to.

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Iris spent much time on genealogy research. June 2007. Sheriff Hutton churchyard where Ida Medd's ashes were scattered under the small yew tree that Iris is standing beside.

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Iris loved horses. June 2007. Taken when we visited Harry's brother, Andrew, and Gwyneth Matthews in Kenilworth, England, and they took us to see their daughter Joanne's horses.

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With Gertrude in the English countryside. June 2007. Taken on a tour of the Cotswolds that George & Gertrude Pullin took us on.

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Hiking in the mountains; a favourite pass-time. Canadian Rockies, August 2007. Cavell Meadows hike, Jasper National Park.

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With husband Harry at Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies, August 2007.

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With husband Harry, September 2007. Taken at the Feral Brewery on an outing with Paul and Janet Attwood to wineries and a brewery in the Swan River area of Perth, Western Australia.

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With her Canon 450D camera. September 2007, Western Australia. Iris photographing Harry as he descended from Wave Rock near Hyden.

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September 2008. Taken on a short trip to Apple Hill, in the Sierra foothills, California, with Sue & Sheldon Dahl, neighbours when we lived in Davis, California.

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With friend and past-neighbour, Sue Dahl, at a pick-your-own orchard in Apple Hill, California. September 2008.

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Davis, California, October 2008. We spent 9 months in a 'sabbatical house' in Davis.

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At the top of Vernal Falls, Yosemite Valley, California. November 2008.

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With long-time friend, Gaynor Rogers, in her retirement 'digs', Taumaranui, New Zealand. December 2006.

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With siblings, left to right: Iris, Dave, Brian, Meryl. December 2006. Bob's 70th birthday at his daughter Tina's house.

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With siblings, left to right: Bob, Iris, Dave, Brian. December 2006. Bob's 70th birthday at his daughter Tina's house.

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With tomatoes Iris was growing in the new garden at 27 Elmwood Avenue, Blenheim, New Zealand. July 2007.

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Ashore from a cruise. December 2007. A small private beach on Bora Bora motu, across from the main island, in the lagoon, Society Islands, French Polynesia.

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In her sewing room at the new house, 27 Elmwood Avenue, Blenheim, New Zealand. January 2008.

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Taking photographs at Zabriskie Point, in Death Valley, California. February 2008.

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Death Valley, California; a favourite place. February 2008. Keane Wonder Springs. We walked north along the old pipeline from the Keane Wonder Mine car park to the Keane Wonder Springs.

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Death Valley, California; a favourite place. February 2008. Keane Wonder Springs. We walked north along the old pipeline from the Keane Wonder Mine car park to the Keane Wonder Springs.

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Putting on sunscreen prior to hiking. With the Range Rover, Alston Park, Napa, California. September 2002.

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Spraying the nectarine tree at 619 Fillmore Street, in Davis, California. April 2001.

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Hiking. August 2002. Maroon Bells Wilderness, Colorado Rockies, after a conference.

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In the house at 619 Fillmore Street, Davis, California. November 1999.

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Using the dress form she made to finish off a client's dress at 619 Fillmore Street, Davis, California. Sometime in the year 2000.

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Cooking, in the kitchen at 619 Fillmore Street, Davis, California. November 1999.

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With great-nephew, Sam, in the year 2000.

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Iris did not like rock-hopping across a stream and was always glad to find a bridge, although she preferred a larger one than this. Snowmass, near Aspen, Colorado, 2001.

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Cooking, in the kitchen at 619 Fillmore Street, Davis, California, in the year 2000.

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With Ian Roberts and his wife at their home just north of Auckland, New Zealand, in the year 2000.

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Hiking at Snowmass near Aspen, Colorado, in the summer of 2001.

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With her father's sister, Ida Medd, at Ida's home, 'Stonecroft', Sheriff Hutton, in Yorkshire, England, 2001.

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In the shop where Iris worked in York, May 2000. Notice she fits under the low beam in this old building.

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Iris with her mother's sister, Lillian, and Iris' sister Meryl, in the year 2000.

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Dressed up for a semi-formal night on a cruise from Alaska to Vancouver, August 2000.

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Iris liked being around animals both in the wild and on a farm. Here she is, in 2000, with Auntie Lil who looked after these pigs.

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With sister, Meryl, in London in the London Eye. May 2000.

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With Japanese friend, Akiro Inoue, and his wife in Osaka, Japan. May 2001.

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Formal night on a cruise, January 2002.

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Looking forward to tucking into a huge ice-cream during a visit to Harry's brother, Gordon, in England in 2001.

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Above Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains just east of Davis, California, in June 2000.

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At the top of Vernal Falls with sister Meryl, Yosemite Valley, California. April, 2000.

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Hunting for genealogy data in a graveyard when Iris visited the UK with Meryl, April 2000.

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With neice, Natalie, in Kew Gardens, London, in 2001.

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With brother, Bob, on his farm in Northland, New Zealand, in the year 2000.

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Wine tasting in the Carneros Region, the southern end of Napa Valley, California. April, 2000.

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With siblings and their spouses, left to right: Fin and Meryl, Heather and Bob, Iris and Harry, Bernarda and Dave, Brian and Katherine. Dave and Bernarda's house in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2000.

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With siblings, left to right: Bob, Meryl, Dave, Brian. Iris at the back. Dave and Bernarda's house in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2000.

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In a bonsai nursery in Japan, May 2001.

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Ringing the bell for good luck in Japan, May 2001.

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With school children in Japan, May 2001.

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Resting in style, Japan. A kind of amusement park in Kyoto that we visted with Akira Inuoe. May 2001.

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Pulling out one of the extensions of the tent trailer. June 2001.

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Hiking. June 2001.

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Sleeping in the tent trailer. June 2001.

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Hiking. October 2006. Somewhere in New Zealand.

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Sewing on the dining table at 27 Elmwood Avenue, Blenheim, New Zealand. January 2006.

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Formal dinner on the Panama Canal cruise. Iris made the dress she is wearing. January 2002.

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Panama Canal cruise, January 2002.

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Picking figs in the garden, 619 Fillmore Street, Davis, California. September 2002.

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With brother, Dave, in his garden in the Colmar St. house. December 2002.

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With the Range Rover, at the hotel/motel where we stayed for the last couple of weeks in Davis before moving to New Zealand. June 2003.

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Sutherland Stream walkway in the Wither Hills above Blenheim, New Zealand. December 2002.

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Adults, left to right: sister Meryl, Iris, neices Wendy and Tina. December 2002.

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Relaxing in our cabin on a cruise to Mexico. February 2003.

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Formal dinner on the cruise to Mexico in February 2003. Iris made the dress she is wearing.

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With sister, Meryl, before the start of a tour to Farewell Spit, New Zealand, in January 2005.

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With husband, Harry, climbing up the lighthouse tower on Farewell Spit, New Zealand, in January 2005.

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Admiring progress on the house we built in Blenheim, New Zealand. January 2005.

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Formal dinner on a cruise.

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Posing for the cruise ship's photographer.

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With former neighbour, Sue Dahl, in Sue's garden, celebrating Iris completing 100 visits to the Curves gym in Davis, California. The lemons coming over the fence are from our garden. January 2009.

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Antarctica cruise, January 2009.

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June 2009.

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October 2009.

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Iris buying scarves, Angkor, Cambodia. November 2009.

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March 2010, less than a year before she died.

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May 2010, Namibia, on an escorted tour of Southern Africa.

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August 2010, Corsica, on a shore excusrion from a cruise ship.

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October 2010, Canadian Rockies.

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October 2010, boarding the 'bus' on thje Athabascar Glacier, Canadian Rockies.

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October 2010, on Maid of the Mist, Niagara.

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