Widower thanks mystery good Samaritan for gift on wife’s grave in Stevenage cemetery

A mystery good Samaritan left the two rose bushes at the grave.

A mystery good Samaritan left the two rose bushes at the grave. - Credit: Archant

A grieving widower wants to thank the good Samaritan who replaced two imitation rose bushes stolen from his late wife’s grave.

The grave of Jean Perkins, where flowers were stolen.

The grave of Jean Perkins, where flowers were stolen. - Credit: Archant

Terry Perkins was devastated when he went to Weston Road Cemetery earlier this month and found that the ornate yellow bushes were gone, but after the theft was reported in the Comet an unknown benefactor decided to ease Terry’s pain.

The 61-year-old said: “I went down as per normal to put roses on Jean’s grave and to my surprise somebody had replaced the two artificial standard roses with two new real ones. I checked with family and friends and they said none of them bought them so it looks as if some kind person read the article and replaced them. I want to say a massive thank you to whoever did it. It was a lovely thing to do.”

l If you know who replaced the bushes email the Comet on news@thecomet.net.


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