Churchill's last surviving child Lady Soames Dies at 91
17 Jun 2014
Last Surviving Child of Winston Churchill Witnessed History First Hand
Article First Published by The Churchill Centre, UK
The Trustees, members and affiliates of The Churchill Centre around the world are deeply saddened at the news of the death of The Lady Soames LG DBE. Mary was more than just our Patron. She was our advisor, mentor, supporter and—above all—friend. Her passing marks the end of an era not only for our organization but for all those who respect the memory of her father.
Lady Soames died at her home after a brief illness surrounded by members of her family on Saturday, 31 May at the age of ninety-one. Nicholas Soames, the eldest of her five children, stated: "She was a truly remarkable and extraordinary woman, who led a very distinguished life. She was not just a wonderful mother to whom we were all devoted, but the head and heart of our family after our father died, and will be greatly missed." Lady Soames's husband Christopher, a former Cabinet minister and life peer, passed away in 1987.
Writing to Nicholas Soames on behalf of The Churchill Centre, Laurence Geller, the Chairman, stated: "Your mother will be very much missed not only by her loving family and all who knew her but by all who remember her as her father's much loved daughter. All the members of The Churchill Centre join me in extending our deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family upon your loss."
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