A kind-hearted great grandmother who made a difference to many people's lives as a volunteer has been fondly remembered.

Rosemary Curtis of Weymouth passed away peacefully aged 75 on May 29. Wife to Barry, mum to Nicola and Paul and step-mum to Michaela and Gina, she was also a grandmother and a great grandmother.

Rose would volunteer for Weldmar by picking up community patients from their home and taking them to the supermarket to stock up on groceries.

She enjoyed her volunteer work as a way of meeting new people and giving back to the community.

Rose also spent much of her time making knitted dolls, which she donated to the children's ward at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London for young cancer patients. She made special 'hair loss dolls' to help youngsters understand their chemotherapy treatment. Rose was thanked by staff at the hospital for 'putting smiles on children's faces.'

A small family service has been held and a larger celebration of Rose's life will follow when allowed.