Goodbye Sue

You were a great friend to my mother. A friend who understood. Who had a true heart and a kind spirit.

I haven’t seen Mark, Paul or Philip for a long time. I remember being at school with Mark and playing Megadrive games at your house and having cups of tea in the kitchen, chatting.

You must have suffered great pain, and now ours is the time to share that pain, the nostalgia of better days and fond memories.


  1. helen white

    29/9/2006 at 10:21 am

    Thank you for putting this up Simon. Funeral Monday at Willian and I just hope I can get my few words of farewell said. The family has asked me to speak and I am very touched.

    Love Mum

  2. Simon

    29/9/2006 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Mum,

    Hard to know what to write, I think brevity is better sometimes.

    Good luck and be brave on Monday, give my condolences to everyone.


  3. Hey Helen, Hey Simon.

    This is the kind of news you never want to face. I’m so sorry for your pain and loss. I lost my best friend to breast cancer last year and I still feel pain and I think I always will. But I’m so proud too of being able to say that ours was a friendship that still stirs feelings in my heart.

    Helen – what a beautiful way to honour your friendship – to speak at her funeral. I’ll pray that you can do it, but don’t be afraid of tears too. god bless you love. xxx

  4. Simon

    2/10/2006 at 9:20 am


    A lovely sentiment expressed, great to hear from you. Sue was also a victim of breast cancer, which I posted about last year: Boobiethon, a blogger led campaign to raise money for research.