I AM sorry to inform you that my mother, Elizabeth McCabe, of East Victoria Park, passed away on February 12.
Mum was a regular correspondent of yours and an easily-recognised local personality, due to the "Happy Birthday Jesus" badge she wore everywhere she went.
It has been heartwarming to read the many letters you published, which she proudly displayed.
It meant a lot to her. PAUL DANSTED, Wellington, New Zealand.