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Pamela Wardel (1926-2020) RIP

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:09 am    Post subject: Pamela Wardel (1926-2020) RIP Reply with quote

Just discovered via Facebook that ex-opera singer, actress and film extra Pamela Wardel died on 20 December 2020.

She played Maisie (credited role on screen) in the Avengers episode Brief for Murder (1963).



Pete Harris (one of Pamela's sons)
21 December 2020

https://www.facebook.com/MrPeteHarris/posts/10157732928860222

Pamela Harris (nee Wardle) 08/12/1926 - 20/12/2020
My lovely Mum passed away in the early hours of yesterday morning. My brother Phil, my wife Boom, and I were by her side when she died. In her time she attended the Royal Academy of Music (1945-1947), was a Lead (Mezzo) Soprano and sang Opera in many venues including the Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall, she was a chorus line singer in Musicals on the West End stage, an actress (it was 'actress' back then) both on stage and numerous TV shows - as a boy my favourite/proudest being a Monty Python sketch where she was in a department store, her coat and trolley on fire* - she was even in a music video with Paul McCartney (London Town) - but, most importantly, she was my very lovely Mum.
I am so grateful to have been able to get back to the UK in July to be able to nurse and care for her over these past five months. She was 94 on the 8th December and she made an Herculean effort to get up and dressed from her bed and on to her sofa for a little party. But unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, it took its toll on her and she deteriorated very quickly over the next twelve days. Mum had been dealing with a heart condition for years but in June she was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease and colon cancer. In the past couple of months she had started to suffer from great discomfort and pain from the cancer and she had all but stopped eating. It is a blessing that she died without a long period of pain but it has left a massive void in my life. I am very sad and I miss her.
Lastly, a very big thank you to all those that helped care for her: all the wonderful carers at A1 Care - Domiciliary & Live-in Care Agency, the truly amazing people at the nhs.uk (all departments), and to the palliative nurses from the Marie Curie UK team whose experience made the final hours a tiny bit less traumatic. It is only when you experience first hand the high levels of care these services provide that you truly appreciate just how very lucky we are in the UK. Long live the NHS and may my Mum RIP. ❤️ x
*If you would like to see my Mum on fire, here's the Monty Python clip - https://youtu.be/HaIPO-IlLEc

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Pamela Wardel (1926-2020) RIP Reply with quote

Pamela Wardle (aka Pamela Wardel, Pamela Wardell and Pamela Harris).


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for sharing the information and pictures, Denis. Luckily it seems she was healthy for a lot of her long life, and hopefully happy too. She brought a lot of fun into viewers' and listeners' lives. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very sad to her about her passing..It's never easy saying goodbye to a beloved parent, or love one...she had a long career, and left her mark..in so many ways..Godspeed..
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found out that Pamela's full birthname is Pamela Mary Wardle.
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