Image via Wikipedia
Farewell Louisa and thanks for being such a source of fun and inspiration to all and a great friend to my daughter. With two hundred people at your service, I hope that we all brought some comfort to your family. A wonderful service at Memorial Woodlands lead by a Methodist Priest who started by saying beautiful words that although the family wished a celebration of Louisa’s life, 32 years was too young and it would be a serious service. Beautiful words from family and friends and comforting words from the Priest brought home the trajedy to all of us but within the all embracing belief in eternal life.
Up to Sedbergh School on the following day to give thanks to the very long life of one of Sedbergh’s finest headmaster, Michael Thornely (1918 – 2009). A quite brilliant eulogy by Neil McKerrow and memories of a gifted Cambridge man. Two of his children played Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar.
It all puts a business plan and all our efforts into perspective. Now time for a week of walking on the drenched fells of the Lake District and time to reflect on my friend Charles. It is not fair to work for forty years, retire and within weeks be fighting the dreaded C.