Farewell to Sue.

© willowdot21

“I like you” Sue said when we met for the second time, “your even shorter than me.” Sue always spoke her mind.

Like everyone who knew her I will miss Sue dearly. It was not as this day was not expected but still it was a heart stopper when I actually saw the words in print.

Sue was many things, Mother, Grandmother, loving partner, carer, teacher, friend, author and a supporter and light to us all.

We have lost a beautiful light, a beacon from our lives. Sue touched us all. I can’t believe it’s only six months since September when Sue got the news that she was terminally ill. Like many, family and friends I baulked at the inevitable selfishly I could not accept what Sue not only accepted but also embraced . She was angry, as we all would be. Amazingly she said she had too much work to finish. Too much life to live.

© SueVincent.

Sue had visits to Oxford, days out with Ducks and Grandchildren and she worked, boy she worked so hard, books written and published, books reworked and republished. Christmas Dinner prepared and eaten, cakes and mince pies prepared. If minded Sue was an unstoppable force.

I emailed Sue daily, she probably got fed up with me but I just wanted her to know I was there for her. The last email , that I sent was last night and simply said , “Dear Sue sleep well” and I put Peace as the subject. I really mean that Dear Sue sleep well. Where ever you are now in your new realm be at peace.

Sue, I don’t want to but it is time to say goodbye as you spread your wings and move to the next part of your journey. You will live forever in my heart …not only mine but many others too. You will be immortal in our memories.

With love to Stuart, Nick Alex and the girls not forgotting The Small Dog Ani.

Another feather flutters
A candle is lighted
A soul with with loved ones united.
At last there is no pain
You are free to soar again.

© willowdot21

© willowdot21

Never forgotten.💜🦋

Sue’s blog is here.

89 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:52:05

    ((( ❤ )))


  2. Jane Sturgeon
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:52:07


  3. noelleg44
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:54:56

    Thank you, Willow. YOur words soothed our loss.


  4. Jen Goldie
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 12:59:32



  5. Paula Light
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:02:29

    Beautiful pics and a lovely tribute.


  6. Gradmama2011
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:11:35

    This is a beautiful eulogy, Willow…very nice photos and commentary. May Sue’s community here keep in touch indefinitely. This is one of the perks of blogging, once we push that POST button the piece just starts bouncing around cyberspace forever. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:30:44

      Thank you for these kind words, I do , like you hope that Sue’s spirit will live on among us all. Though right now pain is very raw it will heal . Your right the blogosphere will keep her words alive.💜💜🦋


  7. Sadje
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:18:43

    Willow you’ve said it so beautifully. Thanks


  8. socialbridge
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:29:04

    So beautiful, Willow.💚💚


  9. Alethea Kehas
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:40:03

    A beautiful, tribute, Willow. I am working my way through this difficult processing, even though, as you mention, we knew it was coming. Much love to you, my friend, and all who are grieving today. ❤️🤗


  10. beth
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 13:53:38


  11. Maggie
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 14:18:35

    Beautiful. ❤️


  12. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 14:23:01

    Beautifully expressed words for Sue. Taken too soon. She created until she could no more. So sad. 😦


  13. Priscilla Bettis
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 15:06:18

    A wonderful tribute, Willow. I have a feeling your post made Sue smile from the other side of the veil.


  14. TanGental
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 15:24:43

    Perfect. You nailed it Willow..thank you.


  15. Ritu
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 15:57:24



  16. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 16:30:23



  17. Jane Dougherty
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 16:49:51



  18. CarolCooks2
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 17:09:34

    A beautiful tribute, Willow xx


  19. minametry84
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 17:21:39



  20. pensitivity101
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 18:50:15

    A lovely tribute Willow. I so wish I could have met her, but I was honoured and privileged to know her, and considered her a friend as she had such compassion when we lost Maggie. Her bravery in the face of the inevitable was phenomenal. She will be sadly missed by so many. The night sky has a new star and it is shining brightly on us all.


  21. KL Caley
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 19:44:36

    This is just beautiful. Lovely words and fantastic images. Thank you for sharing this with us. KL ❤


  22. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 21:08:44

    Willow, I’ve been thinking of you, knowing you are grieving. (I only got to know Sue briefly, the last few months, having “met” her on your blog.) Will try to email you soon.
    Hugs to you ❤❤


  23. Miriam Hurdle
    Mar 30, 2021 @ 21:21:41

    A beautiful tribute to Sue, and thank you for the photos, Willow. It’s lovely that you emailed her every day. I’m sure she appreciated it very much. ❤


  24. Claire Fullerton
    Mar 31, 2021 @ 01:21:21

    So lovely, so appropriate. Thank you for this!


  25. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Mar 31, 2021 @ 05:21:26

    A beautiful Tribute. May her Soul rest in peace. Sue has touched so many. I hope you are doing okay, as one can be. Hugs.


  26. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life.
    Mar 31, 2021 @ 07:20:42

    Lovely tribute Willow and so pleased that we all met up with Sue at the Bloggers Bash. She is an amazing woman and will not be forgotten..♥


  27. Janis
    Mar 31, 2021 @ 11:15:28

    What a lovely message…
    I am deeply sorry for your loss and I hope her family is comforted at this trying times…


  28. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Mar 31, 2021 @ 22:29:37

    Welcome Home Sue
    Laughter is contagious. Start a pandemic


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  33. poorvi kumar
    Apr 06, 2021 @ 22:42:39

    what a beautiful tribute ❤️


  34. MeRaw
    Apr 09, 2021 @ 17:42:10

    Beautiful words x


  35. joylennick
    Apr 22, 2021 @ 10:06:44

    Such a lovely, well deserved, tribute to dear, amazing Sue, Willow.. I keep thinking of poor little Ani looking for her ‘two legs’…Sue will live on in so many people’s memories. Peace and love. xx.


    • willowdot21
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 11:38:53

      Thank you Joy it’s a bitter pill isn’t it. Ani will be loved and she will see her beloved two legs ..Sue will make sure of that. Sue will be sitting on her beloved moors sipping wine or tea smiling at us. Bless. 💜💜💜


  36. telugubloggersreenadh
    Apr 27, 2021 @ 16:06:50

    Nice photos dear


  37. dgkaye
    Jul 18, 2021 @ 12:35:22

    A most beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Sue, Willow. We all miss her. ❤


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