|Mama with birthday girl Janet|
When Harold Heyes died suddenly, Sue was devastated and eight months later, fearing she would have a breakdown, Dave took her to Kenya for a holiday.
|Sue's beloved dad|
The rest is, as they say, history.
Tuesday was the 15th anniversary of his death and Mama has decided to honour his memory by making it an annual Celebration of Life.
|Top: Billy, Coral and birthday boy Said|
Mama talked her idea over with her team who agreed that as all our children, including ur Dr Danwata Scholars, have experienced loss in their, it would be a good way to remember loved ones as a family, to share memories and to talk about the importance of life lived well.
At a special Kidz Club , Mama Sue spoke affectionately about the loving father who was such an influence on her growing up, and who remains a constant source of inspiration to her still.
She also shared with them the story of Papa's tough childhood growing up, one of 11 children, in a very poor family in a Yorkshire mining village. His father was sick man and money was hard to come by, but his wonderful and kind mum made up for everything they lacked materially with an abundance of love and happiness.
Others shared their stories of loss and love - Uncle Billy of his dad, Auntie Coral of her husband, and Uncle Isaac of his older brother.
It was a time of fond memories, but with the emphasis on the celebration of life ... and two birthdays brought this into sharp focus as everyone sang Happy Birthday to Said and to Janet.
And no celebration at the Happy House is complete without cake, and the family all enjoyed a slice of cake and a bottle of soda.