Over 25 years ago we met the Buttoo family over in Halifax, who lived a short distance from our home, ran a family clothing business in the town and a little sweet shop nearby – of course this was how we met – just the right message from a dentist’s son :-s . At the time we had no idea what impact this family would have on our own due to circumstances that we could never have predicted within our own family.
Two short years later we lost our father and it was at this time that the Buttoo’s somehow became more prevalent within our family unit. The boys (Neesh and Dimps) were there for us at a time that we needed (at the time we hadn’t realised how much) and whether this was to take us out bowling in Leeds or just listen to good old Derek and Clive (still have the CD’s to this day) in their VW transporter van on the town moor, the boys were simply there. Their kindness and compassion was second to none and as a result we formed fantastic friendships that last to this day despite out living many 1,000’s of miles apart.
I believe that all of us form our personalities and traits from our parents and grand-parents, setting us up for our own lives and this could not be truer in the sense of Manju, Sanjiv, Jagesh or Haneesh. They were taught from the most thoughtful, compassionate and simply incredible set of parents I have certainly had the fortune to meet.
I am under no illusion today that it was Mrs B who (together with Mr B of course) ensured that her boys were there for the Rust’s in their hour(s) of need and helped us through that time without any sense of expecting anything in return for their kindness and help. I am also saddened that I did not fully realise this until much later in life and have not had the opportunity to thank her personally for what her wonderful family did for ours – I do however look forward to meeting up once again in the future to take that opportunity, although I am pretty sure she already knew what a great family she had built 🙂
Rest in Peace Mrs B and thank you for all you have done, you and your family helped guide ours from a time we needed it most of all.
Mr B, Manju, Sanjiv, Jagesh, Haneesh, we are thinking of you at this time and know that your family strength will continue to lead you through this very difficult time.
All our love and best wishes, the Rust’s. XX