We are sorry to report the death of our very good family friend Sonja.
I know that most of my 'family' readers will remember her with huge affection. Her remarkable life touched so many.
Sonja was married to the eminent orthopaedic surgeon David LeVay (his book 'Scenes from Surgical Life' is worth reading, if you are interested in medical things).
Sonja was a committed Socialist, Nurse, Magistrate, Samaritan, and Quaker. One of her great successes was to co-found a charity to rebuild an orphanage in Bulgaria. She did so much good for her fellow man, that it's impossible to innumerate all her accolades
Those who knew her, or of her, may like to read her obituary from The Guardian.
Farewell Sonja; you were a good'un. My sincere condolences to Jonathan, his brothers, and her entire extended family.
R.I.P. Sonja - wish I had known her.ReplyDelete
She was one in a million.Delete
I followed the link. She was a special woman.Thank you for sharing Cro.ReplyDelete
She certainly was special. One of the best.Delete
She sounds like a lady who achieved a lot of good things in her life, a lady to take inspiration from I think.ReplyDelete
She certainly inspired people around her.Delete
RIP Sonja. Quite a Lady. May her memory live onReplyDelete
It will, I'm sure.Delete
I read the obituary. What a wonderful person she was.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
There was a lot left out from the obit'.Delete
She looks very kind.ReplyDelete
Yes, she radiated kindness.Delete
So sad for you all ..... Sonja sounded a lovely lady and achieved so much in her life and helped so many. A life well lived. XXXXReplyDelete
She had a good innings, and, as you say, achieved so much. She puts most of us to shame.Delete
A remarkable human being. She certainly left the world a better place because of her kindness.ReplyDelete
And a genuinely nice person too. We'll miss her.Delete
That 'good night' comes too fast for us all and not enough like her coming in her shoes.ReplyDelete
I expect they're there somewhere, hidden away. Sonja never sought thanks or praise, being a 'good' person was simply in her nature.Delete
Oh that face! She looks like the exact kind of person one would be lucky to know. A wonderful tribute written by you.ReplyDelete
You're right, her presence was exhilarating.Delete
It is always sad when you lose a dear old friend. But you have given her a fine obituary Cro - she would be proud to read it.ReplyDelete
Very sad... end of an era.Delete
Despite the terrible news and tragic events we witness daily we should always remember that the vast majority of people in the world are the right kind. That's what keeps us going.ReplyDelete
I hope you're right Gwil; I'm not meeting too many of them these days.Delete