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Lovely Ziggi

Many of you will know Linda as Ziggi.  She died two nights ago – peacefully and comfortably, I’m told.

She was one of the loveliest and dearest friends I’ve ever had and I’m so lucky and grateful to have been her friend during the last years of her life – She once said to me that she didn’t want to be remembered as she was in her last few months – but how could anyone forget the courage and humour she never lost.  Nor the compassion for others and the fierce determination she had to do everything right, both in the daily minutiae of keeping things going while she struggled with the maddening constraints of illness, and in the wider world.  From minute to  minute and day to day she never gave up on her family, her friends, her animals or her principles.

She was kind, clever and a bit fierce!

Dear lovely Linda, I will miss you so much.  Thank you for being my friend.


None of us who knew you will ever forget you.

December 10, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I only met her for a couple of hours, once, at Z’s; I have a dreadful visual memory, but I can still picture her clearly. My thoughts and sympathies are with you, her family, and her other friends.

    As Gerry Rafferty said, “Whatever’s written in your heart, that’s all that matters.”

    Comment by Blue Witch | December 10, 2015 | Reply

  2. Well said Mig

    Comment by Rog | December 11, 2015 | Reply

  3. Thanks Blue Witch.

    Comment by Mig | December 11, 2015 | Reply

  4. What a lovely tribute. My sympathies to you and everyone else who loved her.

    Comment by Liz | December 11, 2015 | Reply

  5. She was extremely clever and she never believed it, except in regard to her work. I miss her dreadfully and it’ll get worse for a long time, I know. She was incredibly vibrant, even to the last. She loved that canal holiday with you and Barney and you were such a wonderful friend to her.

    Comment by Zoe Sprake | December 13, 2015 | Reply

  6. Thank you all.
    It was mutual Z, we thoroughly enjoyed her company. (As we did yours 🙂 And you too – a much more practical and wonderful friend. xxx
    Oh, and we shared the delight of learning about you and Tim 🙂

    Comment by Mig | December 18, 2015 | Reply

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