Newcastle care home Resident remembers her husband on Remembrance DayA Resident at HC-One’s Sutherland Court care home in Newcastle remembered her husband this Remembrance Day.

Betty Barnes, a Resident at Sutherland was proud to celebrate Remembrance Day this year as she remembered her husband, Jim. Betty Barnes husband had served in the second world war, and she proudly has James 6 medals and a photograph of him in his uniform in a frame mounted to the wall. 

Betty talked to the rest of the group proudly about James and his medals, 3 of the 6 medals were the Italy Star, Africa Star and the 1939-1945 Star.

When asked about what Jim would think of the coronavirus, she said: “not sure what Jim would think of this current war, the virus is too scared to show his face.”

Residents were gathered round Betty for a while, listening to all her stories and of Jim’s stories about the war. Afterwards, they all settled down to watch the service at the Cenotaph.

Karen Stewart, Home Manager at Sutherland Court said: “I love hearing the Residents talk about their past, it’s our past too, I learnt much more about the wars than I did at school.”