Most of you will now be
aware of the sudden, tragic death of my dear friend Maggie
who ssdly died from a heart attack on 13th June. Maggie
had been a member of the Talisman Theatre for many years
as a talented actress, backstage and audience member, and
she was also a long-time member of 'Second Thoughts' drama
group in Stratford where she lived.
To mention the number of
charities and good causes she actively supported would fill
this page and, of course, this also included many animal
charities, a real indication of the sort of person she was
- generous, kind, and willing to help anyone, she was just
a very warm-hearted, lovely person and i will miss her immensely,
as will everyone who knew her.
This year she had been involved
with Romany Pie, reciting poems and readings to accompany
our songs in a WW1 anthology, commemorating 100 years since
the end of that war.
The final song in the anthology
is simply called 'Requiem' where a soldier is asking for
'no sad parade, lowered flags or drawn curtains - but in
these coming days - just pause a while - think of me - and
gently smile...' I recall her saying to me, having heard
us sing it (and perhaps prophetically), 'What a beautiful
song - that's how I would like to be remembered.'
The funeral service is at
Oakley Wood crematorium on Tuesday 10th July at 12 noon,
and afterwards at Hill Close Gardens, Warwick at 1 pm (CV32
6HF, next to the racecourse).
Her family would like us
to avoid wearing black, and to bring a flower. Maggie's
'Rainbow' would not accommodate thunder clouds or dark skies
and her life should be celebrated likewise.