Hundreds of readers got in touch on the Shields Gazette Facebook page to post their touching memories and treasured pictures in tribute to mams, nanas, wives and other wonderful women.
Michelle Ramsey said: Our wonderful mam Kathleen Ramsey, always there for us since being on her own for over 30 years. Raised us the best she could and we wouldn't be who we are today if it wasn't for her amazing love and support. She's an amazing nana to our children and she gives us hope every day. We love you so much mam.
Photo: Michelle Ramsey
2. Free spirit
Julie Hayes said: My beautiful Mam Carol, such a free spirit, everyone’s friend, always smiling and lifting people’s spirits.
Photo: Julie Hayes
3. Three generations
Joanne Wilde said: Me my 90-years-young mam Carol Scott and my daughter.
Photo: Joanne Wilde
Dionne Emma Porthouse saud: Me and my beautiful Mam Patricia Porthouse. Can’t thank her enough for all she does for me and my girls.
Photo: Dionne Emma Porthouse