Islands To Pay Respects To Mo

Islanders and many visitors are expected to pay their respects to a much-loved Scillonian today at the funeral of Maureen Widdup, which takes place at 2pm at the Methodist Church.

Mo was born on 26th April 1947 on St Mary’s. She went to school at Carn Thomas up to the age of 14 and lived most of her life on Scilly, apart from a short spell where she lived on the mainland, but her family say that Scilly always pulled her back.

Since returning, she was known throughout the island for her caring nature within the community, where she spent a great deal of time visiting the residents of Park House everyday and running errands for them, which lifted the spirits of the residents.

Her family say Mo was thought of fondly by everyone on Scilly, through all generations. She will be sadly missed by all and was, “a true character, a legend.”

The family would like to thank the fire and ambulance services, the Culdrose helicopter crew and the staff of St. Mary’s and Frenchay hospitals for all their care and support.