Jenny Eclair announces her mother June has died from Dementia and pens touching tribute 


Jenny Eclair announces her mother June has died after a battle with dementia and pens a touching tribute

Jenny Eclair has announced her mother June died from dementia on Tuesday and said she would miss her very much. 

The comedian, 62, shared a childhood photo of her mum to Twitter and penned a touching tribute. 

In the post, Jenny penned: ‘Oh June 1929 -3rd Jan 2023 – thank you for everything, we will miss you so much – we loved you so much.’

Upset: Jenny Eclair, 62, has announced her mother June died from Dementia on Tuesday and said she would miss her very much

Re-sharing the Tweet, Jenny’s daughter Phoebe added: ‘My grandma. June. Juney. Polio survivor, calliper wearer, who I got my nose from. 

‘Mean bridge player, reader of books, lover of crosswords. Dry and wry and not here for nonsense. Soup maker. I loved her very much.’ 

Responding to her followers, Jenny said: ‘Thank you everyone who has sent kind messages about June – I’ve been overwhelmed and very grateful. 

Memories: The comedian shared a childhood photo of her mum to Twitter and penned a touching tribute.

Memories: The comedian shared a childhood photo of her mum to Twitter and penned a touching tribute.

‘Dementia is a very s*** illness – so love to everyone who is dealing with the realities and difficulties of it right now. ‘ 

It comes as Jenny told how hiring a nanny for her daughter left her ‘a decade behind’ in her development as a parent.

The comedian said it also turned her into a ‘terribly hysterical, neurotic mother’ to Phoebe, an Oxford University graduate and playwright.

‘I think motherhood is an endlessly fascinating, awful thing,’ the Grumpy Old Women star said in a Radio Times interview. 

Grandma: Re-sharing the Tweet, Jenny's daughter Phoebe added: 'My grandma. June. Juney. Polio survivor, calliper wearer, who I got my nose from

Grandma: Re-sharing the Tweet, Jenny’s daughter Phoebe added: ‘My grandma. June. Juney. Polio survivor, calliper wearer, who I got my nose from

Support: Responding to her followers, Jenny said: 'Thank you everyone who has sent kind messages about June - I’ve been overwhelmed and very grateful'

Support: Responding to her followers, Jenny said: ‘Thank you everyone who has sent kind messages about June – I’ve been overwhelmed and very grateful’

She continued: 'Dementia is a very s*** illness - so love to everyone who is dealing with the realities and difficulties of it right now' (Jenny and daughter Phoebe pictured in 2012)

She continued: ‘Dementia is a very s*** illness – so love to everyone who is dealing with the realities and difficulties of it right now’ (Jenny and daughter Phoebe pictured in 2012)

‘And I think it’s really easy to get it more wrong than you ever imagined you could or, to be more precise, more wrong than you feel you have.

‘I left a lot of the rearing of Phoebe to her brilliant nanny, Vanessa. It worked very well, but there are consequences and you’re a fool if you don’t face up to those consequences.

‘For me, it means that I’m ten years behind with my mothering of my daughter because I basically didn’t do it until she was about 12.

‘And when I took over, I became a terribly hysterical, neurotic mother. Because I basically came in too late, I over-protected and smothered.’ The comedy star was 28 when her daughter was born in 1989 and just starting out on her career.

Candid: It comes as Jenny told how hiring a nanny for her daughter left her ‘a decade behind’ in her development as a parent

Candid: It comes as Jenny told how hiring a nanny for her daughter left her ‘a decade behind’ in her development as a parent

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