Stories

Below is an ever growing collection of stories that people have shared about the person whose name they submitted. If you'd like to share a story, which might range from the personal to the political, simply add it when you submit your chosen name.

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Taras Nadvirny

It's my birthday
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Rex-Svensson

My baby nephew!!
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Louise francis

Teacher of french and spanish in shropshire
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Raphael Emmett Alexander

Welcome to the world Raphael
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Edward Francis

Head Teacher in Worcester
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Louise francis

Teacher of french and spanish in shropshire
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William Francis

Studying Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy at NCH
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Joseph Francis

Studying Geography at Exeter uni
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Rose Gay

A wonderful and inspiring person and grandma
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Luca Rossini

Re birth
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Jane Marle

Re birth
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Ines Bryan-Brown

She’s my goddaughter and I’d live to see her on the Arrival Board!
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Olympia Jackson-Pereira

To celebrate the little girl that I have dreamt of my whole life.
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Carina Scherrer Peroni

Loved nephew and god-daughter S2
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Eric Cuenca Torremocha

First baby boy cousin birthday
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Amine Belabbes

Little Bro
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Felix Nutt

Welcome into your marvellous family, Theo, Thomas & Justine. Can’t wait to meet you when Corona times are better
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Theo Nutt

Welcome to life. May you enjoy the character, laugher & loving nature of your wonderful parents.
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Tara Pantovic

May you enjoy the strength, warmth & laughter of your parents
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Stella Rae

Born in a storm
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Ekanjali Dhillon

We love you
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Sascha Vosper

This is for my beautiful daughter who graduates this year from school...born in Australia, lived in UK from 2010 to 2015..very much embraces her UK roots and misses our family in Devon! She loves the Arts, so will love the idea of this project and being a little bit of UK history in what has been an unprecedented year to graduate! Sarah Vosper (mama)
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Aurora

Life changes
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Juwad malik

My sunshine
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Maryam khan

The love of my life. My life started when I found her.
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Lottie-Jette

Lottie arrived and departed on the same day. She was born asleep at 37weeks of pregnancy.
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Katie Drew Mason

Katie is my miracle baby
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Joshua John Watts

I have added my son's birth to close the circle between him and my dad who's name also appears here. He is a father himself now
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Charlotte Jeffries

My eldest. You've got it in you, whatever you want to be. Remember yourself and be The Kind One, the one people want to call. My Sunshine ⭐
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Isla Jeffries

My youngest. You make me the mum I want to be. My Star ⭐
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Joseph William Alcock

My lovely dad following a traumatic arrival (forceps delivery) a scar so deep it was visible his whole life, he was left in a crib to pass away but didnt! He carried on breathing! He did his national service, married my mum fathered myself n my sister was the best dad our whole lives! until Parkinsons affected the last 20 yrs n sadly dementia (loss of speech) for the last 2 years and he passed away 10th February 2015 due to this loss I became a bereavement volunteer with Cruse and am now an independent Bereavement supporter.
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Cennet Sonmez

A lovely mother
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Fikriye Turan

My mother is an exceptional person who has survived many adversities, losing her sister, husband, brother, and father within a few years of each other. She was a widow by the age of 25, mother of five children, and became a refugee in UK soon after. I could go on but let’s leave it here :)
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Christiana Von Wunster

Love you mum! Happy bday x
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Mubashir Quidwai

70th birthday
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John George Cooke

It’s me!
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PRINCESS CESCA MCLAREN

she’s amazing
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Tina Ramos Ekongo

Tina Ramos Ekongo is a Equatorial Guinean -Spanish figurative visual artist and illustrator who lives and works in England. She was born in 1987 in Malabo and grew up in Spain between Madrid and Zaragoza and moved to the UK in 2011. Regarding her work, it is mainly portraiture and is very influenced by the African traditional murals on health campaigns and the artwork found in African barbershops and hair saloons. The use of cardboard as the principal medium to develop her work serves as a juxtaposition on the undervalue of black women in Western societies and their real value as pillar of their communities and force of change . Through painting them on cardboard, she gives a new value to a disposable material and highlight the exquisite beauty of the black woman in her different shades.
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Jessica Key

Welcome to my niece who I met once before tighter restrictions up in Greater Manchester. Hope I'll see you again soon, Rosie xxx
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Milon

Milon is my child and had to endure years of my depression, self-harming and eating disorder. From the age of 7, he had already experienced more heartache than I have had in my entire life. I know I don't deserve him, but I am so thankful he's mine. I love you, honey x
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Nicole Isabella

Our beautiful daughter was born at St.Thomas’ Hospital in the middle of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and despite all the odd both her mum and baby are doing remarkably well.
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Brett Lockwood

Brett Lockwood has shown me how to be a better human, shown me care and kindness, but most importantly has shown me love. He is hardworking, self improving and a real goof. I would not be here without him.
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Amber Amare

Amber and I studied in the same University. We didn't know each other much and I had no idea our futures would combine together so beautifully. It only took a global pandemic to kick-start our wonderful, loving and caring relationship. She's my inspiration, both to my practice and to my self improvement, she's my happiness and most importantly, my love.
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Judah John

A handful of God. very Black.
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Andrea - Mamar - Heaney

Thank you for being you. We’re so glad you are here
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Remy Aron Haggard

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it
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Minnie Mae Murphy

Our amazing first grand daughter. We are all blessed by her arrival Tim Molloy
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Perdia Tate

You don't have to match, to match
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Zia Bahia Ashton-Jansz

Zia means light in Farsi and Bahia is after both the state in Brazil, where her parents got engaged, and also one of the first names of Mumbai which was Boa Bahia, as a memento Of her mother’s Indian and Dutch Portuguese Sri Lankan heritage.
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Adkatomp Matthieu

Born with two cultures french Algeria and British
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Amir Rahim

I arrived into this beautiful and wonderful world on this date! Couldn't be more happier that I did.
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Effie Mabel Haworth Hird

Named after Effie Neal Jones, civil rights activist and Effie McCollum Jones, suffragette.
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Denise Fakley

I will be half a century this year
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Lila Rose Tazi

Our beautiful daughter came to life in April 2019 and this arrival created the most joyous moments of our life
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Alice Lawton

My great neice!
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Henry Lawton

My great nephew!
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Raife EmileFredericBerry

My baby great nephew, coming into the world just in time for the pandemic! We won’t forget the year he arrived!
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Ishaan n Sunshine

We came here to create. We were born to shine. We can here to heal to move beyond space and time
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The Most Honourable PK

The birth of the Most Honourable. Born on the day of Caesars birth. Destined to be great - happy are those who are blessed to be on his journey.
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Ellery Ron Thornton

Welcome to the world!
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Blake Anna Nusa Wieder

My beautiful multicultural daughter born of a globalised world experienced the first year of her life in the hyperlocal.
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Maya Kasterine

To my dear friend!
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Francesca RhysWilliams

A beloved daughter bravely making her way in the world
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Akeelah Bertram

An artist who challenges the limits of bodies as they move through physical and emotional states of separation. Her work contends with the violence of slavery, prompting a sense of arrival grounded in return.
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Simon-Reuel Chimwaji

A very special boy's birthday!
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Francisco Valenzuela

Mexican enjoying the luck of living in the UK.
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Abdalla Idris

a blessing was born
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Anjali Devi Gadhok

This dates marks the birth of a beautiful baby girl born to very blessed parents.
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Brayan Castillo Ortiz

Product of a migrant mother seeking for a better life for her offspring.
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Dylan Collins

Her sister has a gender neutral name (Robyn) and we wanted to find one for her. We liked that this has a Y too and that it's the same number of letters.
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Robyn Collins

We wanted a gender neutral name as we liked the idea of her going to a meeting and the other person not knowing her gender in advance and be a little more free of gendered expectations. It seemed like a way to empower her through her name.
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Bianca Sirbu

For all the desperate housewives episodes and the ice cream we should have never eaten.
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Iulia Tudor

For all the moments when we laughed and we cried and we sang stupid songs - big doggo, small doggo.
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Anca Franculescu

It all started in the last bench of classroom 9B. 16 years of friendship and still counting. I love you.
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Laura Lacey

35 this weekend.
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Jason Collins

A cardiac radiologist working in the wards through covid.
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Reesa Hirani

We wanted a modern but powerful name for our first born daughter. A Sanskrit name seemed to fit the criteria of combining the Indian cultures of her Punjabi mother and Gujarati father. We couldn’t decide between a small shortlist. However, within a few days of her birth, we knew her name could only be Reesa. Reesa means laughter in Latin. She is a beautiful happy baby and fills our hearts with so much joy. Sharan & Rupen (Mum & Dad)
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Ferdinand Tao Adhami

Tao, the one who always smile. Because you truly were the happiest baby amongst the storm. You came amidst the fireworks of the night of 4th November. You swam to my hands in the warm pool in our living room. You and I made it, a VBAC at home. Blissful. SLQS
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Alice Mai Adhami

Mai, the first spring flower that blossoms in Vietnam. A symbol of good luck. A flower that makes you smile. You came 6 weeks premature by emergency C-section. I tucked you under my shirt against my skin for two weeks in Intensive Care. When we got home, I cried when I held you. My heart is aching I love you so much. My Alice Mai. SLQS
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Daniel Wade

My twin
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Nelson Mandela

Activist, politician, philanthropist, lawyer and hero.
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Ellis Mackenzie-Ingle

She makes me laugh so much!
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Rebecca Lucy Clarke

Our lovely daughter
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Sara Bloomfield

Born where she was never wanted a refugee to the US free education changed her life with a PhD and a university teaching post
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Harold Taubin

Born to immigrants struggled through the depression married his sweetheart fought in WWII went to Harvard and changed the built urban face of Philadelphia to put people first: Streets are for People
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Hans Geberbauer

My German Grandfather fought in WWI with my wife's Polish Grandfather and in WWII against my wife's US Father
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J W Taubin Geberbauer

I'm named for my mother's family and my father's family. I'm called Wim. I study Quantum Lasers
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Abigail Taubin

My mother was born in Lithuania. I was born in the USA. My son was born in Germany. I live in the UK.
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Wim Wumm

Der Engel der u ears Somersethouse flog
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Chloe

Welcome to the world baby girl.
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Elodie Anne Holdsworth

A friend new baby Daughter!
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Nicki Websper

Nicki was a passionate about the Arts, she touched the lives of all she met, was inspirational and a pillar of positivity in these uncertain times. A hard act to follow.
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Thomas Eliot Healey

I chose Tom because he’s an all around amazing guy and knows how to fix anything. He’s also not afraid of mice :-)
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Bailey Storms Hewitt

My bright and beautiful child, she makes the world a better place every day
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Beatrix wignall

bIRTHDAY
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Victoria c c russell

I love you mom
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Lucky McMeow

My darling black Moggy
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SOOHKA MHAPLOOMS

All good in the hood.
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Odessa Rees

Odessa is one of the many “lockdown babies” born when no one could visit or see her. Her arrival day is bittersweet as it is also the day we said farewell to her twin sister who died after surgery done in the womb to try and save her. The journey we travelled for Odessa was long but she brings us indescribable joy everyday.
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Willow Skye Bhatt-Wright

After complications during birth our first baby was taken straight to ICU at Kings College Hospital, Camberwell. The first time we held her was at 13 days old when our little fighter survived her tough start. We named her Willow, which was perfect for her as a symbol of healing. We are so incredibly lucky & thankful to have her in our lives - she is a life giving spirit. Forever grateful to the angels who cared for her at Kings #NHSHeroes Pippa Bhatt & Charlie Wright
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Bel Ava Bhatt-Wright

Our second daughter burst into our lives with the force of a champagne cork popping. She hasn’t slowed down yet and continues to bring sparkle and effervescence to our lives every day. We know how lucky we are & I’d like to commemorate her here so she knows how special she is to us. Pippa Bhatt & Charlie Wright
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Justin Daurat

This is the birth date of my best friend who died suddenly this year. He was a simply wonderful unique and hilarious person, he is missed desperately. He lifted the lives of so many people every day. That is why I am marking his entry to the world -not his exit. XXX
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Clare Dubois

Clare Dubois is the founder of TreeSisters, a charitable organisation that seeks to contribute to a transformed world by funding the reforestation of the tropics while supporting feminine nature-based leadership. Through TreeSisters, Clare has devoted her whole life to Earth, to Life, and to helping us humans find our unique contributions to its thriving. She is an inspiration speaker with deep passion and compassion as well as great integrity. I’ve been a contributing member and volunteer with TreeSisters since 2017. Yi Pang
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Isaac Harrison Lewes

Beautiful baby boy of Minna and James
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Ben Prescott Whetton

Named after the doctor who ensured we both made it!!
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Nathan Paul Collinson

Starting 6th Form after a whirlwind GCSE year.
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Joe Rodgers

My nephew born just before lockdown into a strange new world
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Que Nakamarra Kenny

Que Nakamarra Kenny is an Arranta visual artist and activist working in their community in Alice Springs to resisting mining projects. She has been working to raise awareness about the social conditions of Indigenous Peoples and the impacts on Indigenous lands and lives and the climate crisis to a global audience through film and art and has been providing frontline care for Indigenous elders in the midst of the pandemic.
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Tom Goldtooth

Tom Goldtooth is an Indigenous climate justice activist, serving as executive director of the INdigenous environmental network since 1996. Tom has been an international advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples in the climate movement, and vocal in bringing attention to the disastrous consequences of many solutions being put forward to the climate crisis on Indigenous people such as REDD (a mechanism of carbon trading and carbon offsets). He works alongside his son Dallas Goldtooth, an activist and comedian to elevate the environmental justice struggles of Indigenous People’s with care and humour. 

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Kanahus Manuel

Kanahus Manuel is a Secwepemc and Ktunaxa mother of four Freedom Babies, an indigenous activist, birth keeper, and a member of the activist group Tiny House Warriors who is currently resisting the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline in Canada. Kanahus has also been involved in resisting the Sun Peaks Resort, and Imperial Metals projects, and holding accountable those responsible for the Mount Polley mine spill. Kanahus is an author, artist and has hosted podcasts and appeared in multiple documentaries and is inspiring a generation to stand up for their treaty rights and take traditional “Land Back.’
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Crystal Laemen

Crystal Lameman is from the Beaver Lake Cree Nation and currently serves as the Nations Government Relations Advisor & Treaty Coordinator. Crystal is a mother and a teacher working to protect her land and culture for her children and future generations. She has worked to internationalise awareness of the exploitation of highly polluting tar sands, highlighting the impact of extraction her people, and of their land and the global climate. Along with her nation, she is working to hold the Government of Canada accountable for violations of their treaty rights due to tar sands projects.
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Tobin Jamieson

My very loved child who challenged me from day 1
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Que Nakamarra Kenny

Que Nakamarra Kenny is an Arranta visual artist and activist working in their community in Alice Springs to resisting mining projects. She has been working to raise awareness about the social conditions of Indigenous Peoples and the impacts on Indigenous lands and lives and the climate crisis to a global audience through film and art and has been providing frontline care for Indigenous elders in the midst of the pandemic.
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Paloma Hambury-Sanchez

Paloma is the first of a new generation for the Hambury-Sanchez family. Her ancestors come from Britain, Cuba, Belgium, Ireland and Poland, with Jewish, Protestant and Roman Catholic roots.
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Bruno Giannachi

My father, doctor, loved eating, art, cartoons, music, reading, teasing... will always be with me.
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Otto Langenmayr

My son
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Katla Homer Westling

Born at the hospital. We looked into each other’s eyes most of that first night, and my life changed forever.
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Caius Westling Matthews

Born at home. A beautiful child who started laughing in his sleep two weeks after his birthday.
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LillyStarWillow Windsor

Your name was made on Hampstead Heath. You were dreamt of and longed for.
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Edgar Bushnell-Brown

Edgar was still born. He died some days before he was born. My hopes for the future temporarily died with him. But in the intervening 11 years I have learnt it is important for me to acknowledge his existence at every opportunity. This project provides a chance to do so publicly, so thank you.
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Helen Sharman

Helen became the first British astronaut (and in particular, the first British cosmonaut) as well as the first woman to visit the Mir space station in May 1991.
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Tallulah Haddon

My first born who made me a mother - always grateful
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Mirabelle Haddon

A super fantastic daughter born early on St Patricks Day
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Isla May Neale

First grand daughter .
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Genevieve Davidson

It has been a huge pleasure to see my brother and his wife step into parenthood over the last few months. A great source of joy for the whole family. Looking forward to watching Genevieve grow over the coming years. Kevin Davidson
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Ahed Tamimi

Ahed Tamimi is a Palestinian activist from the village of Nabi Salih in the occupied West Bank in the Palestinian territories. She has been imprisoned and is an amazing inspiration.
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Natasha Bailey

Aunties Mary and Lucy both worked as nurses in London in the 60's and 70"s helped raise me the first of the British born family.
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Marion Turner

Great Christian lady, a great friend to many. Selfless. Miss her terribly.
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Violet Beddoe

For my mother Vi who turns 90 in the coming months. An inspirational woman who always forged her own path. Worked her way up, backpacked the world when most others were happy in their back garden. An enquiring mind and an open heart. Our plans to be together this year scuppered by a virus.
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George Kenneth Hird

Yorkshire born and bred. A man of Yorkshire who served his community in so many ways and, as a result, was a model and an inspiration to others to do the same. One of millions who put others before self and supported the the institutions which brought us all together such as the NHS.
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Peter Wilhelmson

My name, most important arrival for me. Grew up in Kragom, was educated in Gothenburg, and settled in London. Now aiming for Scotland after a pandemic break in stockholm.
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Nick Martin

Happy Birthday!!
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Elizabeth Grace James

Elizabeth, known as Elsie, made a pretty rapid appearance the day before her brother’s 2nd birthday in the depth of lockdown- a day of joy in an otherwise joyless time. A quick delivery was a bit of a surprise since she weighed in at 11lb 1oz! She is my first granddaughter and I love that she has family names, Grace after her aunt and my aunt and Elsie after another of my aunts.
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Christina Alisa Campbell

Born in rural Scotland, adventurous spirit moved to London, married in Israel, died in Germany. Much loved Mum.
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Matilde F B Bauschinger

Matilde was born in a heatwave, in a NHS hospital that was weathering a different type of storm. For nine months and two days we had awaited her arrival, through winter when she was hidden behind woollen jumpers, to spring where we were required to isolate from friends and family by ‘staying at home’. Her first days were spent by a sun drenched window facing Westminster, the streets starkly empty, the politicians gone. Then all at once the bridge was filled with BLM protesters, a sudden sign of hope for the world in to which she had come. Joanna Brinton (Mother)
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Afton Rose Barnwell

We are good friends with Yara. Our friends' baby was born last month.
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John Henry Campbell

John was a honest man helpful to strangers. In the Second World War where he was in France Holland and Germany. After the war he met and married Florence where he had 4 children 3 girls and a boy. Sadly the son died David as a baby. This year on his birthday One of his 3 grand grandchildren Grace is marrying Chris on Sat 19 September 2020 John’s birthday.
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Florence Campbell

Florence Campbell was a twin sadly her brother died a few days after. Florence went onto live in Newcastle upon Tyne marrying and had 3 daughters and a son who died as a baby. A lovely’s gentle lady.
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William Samual Brown

Our lockdown baby
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Rosie Kent

A new little addition to our extended family born yesterday to my husband's cousin.
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Autumn Rosie May

My little muggle arrived unexpectedly in emergency situation. She is everything I didn't know I was missing. She has made me a better person and I know my experience with her will make me a better midwife. 
They say when one life enters the world another is taken. With Autumns arrival, I lost my Grandpa the next day. My heart felt so full and then broke. Autumn was the light that kept me together. She may never meet him but she will know of his love and kindness.
 She has entered a world that seems so full of hate. I hope she may bring some light to those around her. Love is love. Hayley Elizabeth
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Penny Cleo Howard

Penelope known as “Penny” is our first baby born during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as a “lockdown baby”, she made her dramatic entrance to the world after a speedy labour. Everyone would say, “ but mummy you did all the hard work, you should name the baby” but I decided that Penny should be named by her dad and felt this added to their already strong bond with each other. Lizzy Howard, midwife
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James Wilfred Wynn

My son born during lockdown. He is the best thing that ever happened to me
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Alfie Sparkles

A wonderful new family addition
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My star daughter Bibi

My best friend Jeni’s little and much wanted daughter - my god (star) daughter and star sister to my daughters.
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Freddie Streetly

Freddie is the son of a good friend and valued colleague. Welcome to the world Freddie!
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NORA E DELGADO GOMEZ

Te amo madre
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Danna Cecilia Nava Lara

Casi es su cumpleaños #11
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David R J Brown

Our Dad as we want to celebrate his life.
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Sybil JEAN Maxwell

My wonderful Mum. I wanted to record the day she arrived, rather than the day she departed, as death should not be the defining date of a life, especially hers.
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Frank Merrett

Frank is my eldest son, I chose to have his name on the board as this week my baby will become a teenager.
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Jojo

A very special little girl
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Boswell Brown

My wife
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Kirthika U

Free Tamil Eelam
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Paula Brennan

An amazing woman, the rainbow
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Sophie Allies-Curtis

Sophie came into my life at the beginning of October 2003. She changed the trajectory of my life for ever.
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Annie Marsh

Best mum ever was born
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HUI CHEN

Don’t want to come out for 10 hours.
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Iseult O Gorman Goan

Wizzo the Wizard arrived on the first of July, like a warm summer breeze bringing great joy into the lives of all her family. We love you Iseult!
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Marmalade Somerset

Our new beginning, our fresh start. Marmalade, you’re our first! Courtney & Georgina
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Patty And Ralph

Our wedding anniversary (today)
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JOY

Never felt so full.
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Winnie Ankerstjerne

My dear wife
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James Jenne-Cons

James has lived in London since 2016. He thinks he will depart when he’s 67 in 2078. But we won’t add that to departures!
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Declan Jenne-Cons

Declan moved to London in 2016. Somerset House is a walk away from his home and he loves visiting the fountains!
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Julian Coppen-Gardner

My little brothers birth is one I will always remember. I was woken up by a family friend who told me I had a little brother on the way. He’s now 15 and well into his grumpy teenage years but he will always be my baby bro (no matter how much he hates being called it.)
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Mimi

Meow!
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Sidney Edward Watson

Born to a London (clerckenwell) clock maker, Accident caused Brocken neck at age 34/36 he lived with paraplegia of The left side for the rest of his life until 1987 he had 2 children before the accident and 2 after. He was amazing .
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Bibi Seren James

Our IVF joy
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Nuno Santana

He’s my husband. I met him on Tinder after years of silly dating and having lost the faith that someone good and normal existed. Love seems a dream when you keep just finding games, short passions, theatrical drama, too much fiction and too little reality. He came in my life as if he had always been there. He filled my corners, seamlessly and endlessly. He is not perfect, but he is the most real element of my life, the reason why the world has stop spinning with no rationale and has started to slowly turn with me. He is my love, and I am so thankful he arrived.
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Yonca Keremoglu

It's my name. Recently, I'm learning to appreciate life in a different perspective, it feels like a rebirth - to be able to appreciate each day, the bad and the good.
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James Thomas

Celebrating my dad’s birth after losing him on August 28, 2020. I love you dad. I will miss you every day. -Jamesia Thomas
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Eli Holewell

My awesome nephew. Such a clever dude x
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Knox Maverick MacQueen

Thank you for choosing me as your grandmother, you’ve brought light and joy to the darkness x
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Pippa Blackburn

A very beloved arrival in our family - a small fix coloured cockatoo puppy- centre of our family !!!
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Oliver Covell

My nephew is the absolute best. Caused lots of concern during my sister's pregnancy, but since arrival has brought so much joy and laughter to their lives. Such an awesome care free personality xx
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Oscar Thomas

Oscar Thomas is my new nephew. Or as my family call him, ‘Lock down Oscar’ ❤️
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Luka Belgrave

After a traumatic miscarriage, I got pregnant with Luka. The pregnancy was unpredictable And then he arrived. His name means “harbour”. He has a heart the size of Universe
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Kieran Kavanagh

My loving boyfriend. The one thing that fell into place this year, on your 30th I celebrate you.
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Iza Purins

To celebrate the birth of my second daughter.
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Maija Purins

To celebrate the birth of my first daughter.
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Celso Paz Carballeira

My daddy was born on this day. Te estopo is what he used to say when I was a little girl.
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Olivia Mary Seddon

I picked Olivia's middle name 'Mary' after my unique and larger than life Nana. If Olivia has even a little amount of my Nana's sense of humour then she will be a lucky girl.
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Emilio Andres Roderos

Named after two Filipino heroes, Emilio Aguinaldo and Andres Bonifacio
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Anna J Chappell

My best pal
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Jackson Mercer

Our beautiful daughter Jacks was born at 16:56 on Thursday 20th August 2020. She is such a joy to behold and is much loved by all. We love you, baby.
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Gaynor Cooper

My sister born on this day, 70 years ago, also celebrating the 20th birthday month of her kidney transplant. She is currently recovering from a broken hip caused by osteoporosis from long term use of steroids related to the transplant
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Jessie Shiach Burns

Tomorrow would be my mother’s 109th birthday.
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Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi is a beacon of light - a radical Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist. Inspiring through and through she has been imprisoned for her writings and yet she continues.
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Steve Addison

My nephew is the most loving, modest and kind man. He and his wife longed for a child. They do not know but I asked for help from a monk in a monastery in Leh Ladakh. Eventually they had a girl who is now 7. He is a fantastic father and i would like to celebrate how he has made his way to this point.
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Coco Luna Iris Fischer

Coco is our Rainbow baby born after the loss of our first daughter Isla-Rose. She’s one charismatic, smiley, fun giver!! She loves everyone that she meets and waves at strangers. Michelle and Ali Fischer
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Sam Gilburd

Not a birth, but the arrival of a brilliant new colleague who has made a huge difference during a challenging time. I can't imagine getting through the last six month without her!
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Gideon Blake Whittaker

Our beautiful son, who arrived just before lockdown into a strange world.
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Herbert douglas ling

Love of my life
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David NormanHunter Greig

This is the man who’s influenced me more than any other, and who has been there right from my very beginning. Thomas
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Emilia Grace Gabriele

Little Emilia finally, reluctantly, hatched into the bizzarre pandemic world...
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Olivia M C Frith-Salem

I was 6 when my sister was born. I could never have predicted how much of an influence she was going to have on me (and I guess me on her too)! We have such a strong bond and I can't wait to see her flourish. - Rosanna
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Cassius Motteram-Short

Welcome little Cassius one of many Lockdown babies! I can’t wait to be able to cuddle you Aunty Aggie xxx
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Lucian Longshaw

My son Lucian was born in the USA this year. My wife and I are from the UK, but are both professors (& designers) at a University in the US.
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Jake Kweku DenningMensah

Kweku is a Ghanaian Akan name meaning born on Wednesday. We just liked Jake. We wanted him to have an English and Ghanaian name to reflect his parent's roots.
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Emile Broscoe Abernethy

He is our son and we love him so much
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Nicola Jones

A very special day when one of the world’s best humans was born to Toni and Allan Jones. For 47 years Nicky shone so brightly and all her family and friends felt very lucky to have her in their world. She is loved and missed every single day. Love from her little sister, Laura x
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Malakai S Antwi-Moore

Malakai came into my life on the same day that my younger sister came into my life, fifteen years apart. They have both given me nothing but sunshine ever since. I love you Malakai. You are a real joy even at fourteen. 2006; how time flies.
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Nathaniel Carter

Our first born son ❤️
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Effie Finlay

My dad is a “coronation baby”, born in the UK at a time of celebration, hope and post-war joy. People gathered for street parties, eating and drinking and dancing together. He was passed around neighbours, who laughed at his chubby cheeks and shock of dark hair. My daughter is a “lockdown baby”, born in the UK at a time of chaos, illness and social separation. She was passed to midwives wearing latex gloves and plastic aprons, smiling at her from behind disposable masks.
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Freja Ash

Freja started to show signs of arriving on a still bright January morning, heralded by a gush of water and observed by concerned Sunday cyclists. We hurried the older children home, filled the pool, calling for support, eager to meet her. As the first full moon of the year slowly climbed into the darkening sky, Freya arrived swiftly surrounded by water, a calm lotus birth. She has been in our family circle for almost a year; she is a joyful tiny being, with milky pale skin, a huge smile and a recent climber - full of a life to come. Sophie Allies-Curtis, Somerset
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Jude

Jude is is my nephew and has special needs. He has made me think about my role to serve others with an open heart and not expect anything in return and it has literally proved to me that it takes a village to raise a child and ever more so when a child has special needs. Jelena Belgrave - Potter and food fermentation enthusiast and educator
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Greta Thunberg

“I want to celebrate Greta Thunberg’s birth because I LOVE her and in the future I think she will save the world! Without her being born the future World might not exist. Elfie Marsh, 9 years old
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Franko Nadvirny

Brought here by the Allies after the Second World War working hard on the land then on ordnance.
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Diana OConnell

Our wonderful mum who died suddenly and far too soon. We miss you endlessly.
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Kees Kuyvenhoven

Pastor, pilgrim and pater familias who practiced the art of living through creative expressions, spirituality and humour.
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Kenneth Francis

Vicar at at St. John’s Felixstowe and fanatical genealogist.
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Kenneth Collins

Lost the fight to dementia
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Zara Hinson

My beautiful gorgeous precious & perfectly healthy girl went to sleep at 3 months and 1 day old and never woke up again. SIDS stole my baby. I miss her every single day and count the days until we are together again. Xxxx
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Audrey May Rogers

To celebrate my Nan's life in a truly unique way, and to introduce my 4 yr old daughter to the world of visual art and expression.
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Adriana Cacchioli

Beloved mother and grandmother. London was her city Italy was her heritage Family was her life We remember her xxx
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Evelyn Jones

Evelyn aka Greats was my great grandmother. She was an astonishing age 105 when she died. When I was in my muumy's tummy she asked if I could be born on her birthday as a joke. I must have heard her because I was born on her 97th birthday! aka first of February. Sadly she past a few weeks ago but she will all ways be remembered in my heart. Love Grace age 8
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Matt Bowers

Big brother. Rascal. Dreamer. Ginger. My mate. My friend. My comrade. 27 years of protecting me and 23 years without him. I feel robbed. Cancer was the thief. My grief the legacy. Am I still a sibling if I'm the only one left? I love him still.
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Bob Collis

Our dad. Vicky, Lottie, Lizzie, Bim, Cungi and Bella.
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Sheila Charlton

As far as I am aware, my big sister Sheila was my closest blood relative when our Mother died in 1962 and she embraced her new role as both Mother & Sister to me aged 9. In so doing Sheila and her husband Bill became my whole world. With the 20 passing 2000 years to date 2020, I’ve learnt more and more about Sheila through family research Inc. her teaching French In St Raphael, France, in Mitcham, London, Canterbury. Also from Bill, who cherished and cared for her and hence me, from an early age. More recently from their beautiful daughters; my nieces Sarah and Katie who have been gifted with huge amounts of Sheila’s loving energy, humour and intellect. Her Grandchildren Rosie and Billy barely came to know her and her spirit lives on in them. Shelia will always be loved, her memory cherished and the family’s admiration will continue to bloom. Suzanne Flanagan Corke
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Emma Lenton

Missing you x
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Arthur Dennis Montague

Known as “Mont”. A much loved brother, father, grandfather and great grandfather. We all miss you very much xx
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Micheal Fenton

I wanted to commemorate my dad Micheal. We lost him very suddenly in 2017 when I was 20. He was a complicated man. I'm still untangling the web of you and what you mean to me. I miss you still. Cathryn x
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Lottie-Jette

Lottie arrived and departed on the same day. She was born asleep at 37 weeks of pregnancy.
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Matthew Shanley

My grandfather was my hero. He fought in WWII, was at Dunkirk and took part in D-Day. Also he was my best friend growing up. An (extra) ordinary man.
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Rosa Bilacz

Rosa travelled from Italy to the UK following World War 2. She came to the UK with nothing and brought up a beautiful family. She will always be remembered as our little piece of Italy and is forever in our hearts.
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Martin Chambers

He led a varied and wonderful life, born 17/10/49 and in those 69 years was a son, a brother, a husband, a father, an uncle and a grandfather. Love never dies.
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John Godsall

My Dad x
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Jean Godsall

My Mum x
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Geoff Waddington

My hero. My grandad. My one constant. X
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Michael Bunn

Michael was a family man. He loved to be with his wife and children. Having spent his younger years travelling the world with the merchant navy, he returned to Lincoln where he worked as an engineer. Taken too soon, sadly missed, always in our hearts.
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Susan Dean

Susan is my lovely mum. She was a wonderful wife and mum, a prolific knitter, reader, artist, and general know-it-all! She always put her family first in everything she did and said. She passed away in 2015 from complications following surgery to remove a brain tumour. Taken far too soon. She was amazing!
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Stephen Graham Hughes

Inspirational musician and artist, his legacy lives on in his work and with those he touched. Despite his suffering he always had time to support and encourage others . He believed the arts can heal and build communities. A true legend . Lena Sass Hughes
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Jean Thorpe

My mum had dementia so I lost her in stages over several years. Some of my best memories, however, were of the loving, silly and outspoken woman she became after the dementia
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Peter Duncombe

My father in law was a gentle man who trod lightly on the earth. He was raken from us tragically last year and deserves to be remembered
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Wilf Wilkinson

This is my dad, who died far too soon at 64 and who made his final mortgage payment the week before he died. He was devoted to me and to his grandson whose birth I have also included.
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George Arthur Cooper

George was my dad. He was calm, good tempered and patient. He collected screws, nails, etc. that he saw lying on the ground in case they came in useful. I notice reminders of him every day. Jane
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Frank J Dougan

I didn’t realise how beautiful your name was until you had died. I miss you.
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Adele Slatter

A wonderful Mum taken from us far too soon. She always deserved to have her name in lights!
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Antony Gunstone

My father, who died when I was five years, and my sister six months old. Director of Museums for Lincolnshire. Archaeologist. Husband to my mum, who never remarried. Person I’d most like to go for a pint with in the whole world. Dearly loved. Angela Doughty (nee Gunstone)
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Joseph william Alcock

After the most wonderful life as my mums hubby and mine n my sisters amazing dad! He took his last breath on the 10th Feb 2015 he'd fought a long hard battle with Parkinsons including Lewy body dementia that managed to strip every last ounce of dignity from him! He fell and broke his hip n when told he had to wear a nappy because he wasnt going to walk again he starved himself to death, over 8 weeks he refused everything to eat or drink n died in hospital surrounded by all of us who loved him, I now support the bereaved as a volunteer with Cruse
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Brook Miller

Like a true Viking warrior, he left this earth, wild horses carrying his spirit onwards. We loved him, he loved us, mankind and the earth.
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June Ann Raynes

A much loved Mum who was taken far too young and who is still greatly missed. We acknowledge the visiting robins, the butterflies and floating feathers who show up unexpectedly believing they might be her stopping by for a quick hello.
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Arjun Kirpal

I hope he is at peace ❤️ Thinking of him
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Suze de Vries

My mom died very recent of cancer. It was the third time and this time there was nothing we could do. Within a month she was gone. I still miss her every day.
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Harmen van Rijs

Harmen succumbed to Motor Neurone Disease at just 43 years old. Such a cruel disease which still doesn’t have a cure. He is still greatly missed and remembered by his family.
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Andrew Crichton

My Dad died from heart failure at age 58. It was a long illness where there was hope and devastation on a rollercoaster type wave.
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Martyn Duffy

Martyn Duffy was my best friend. He was an artist, gourmand, adventurer and lover of life. In 2006 he received my left kidney. We were a 7 out of 9 match which is unusual in non-relatives. We liked to say it was because of shared heritage from the west of Ireland. Viv Harris
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Susan Casella

My lovely mum who lost her life to Alzheimers.
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Cynthia Moore

My mother who passed away when I was doing my A-levels. We had a complex relationship and she had a hard life. I would like her mark to be left somewhere.
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Sadik Turan

My father died at the age of 30. Really sad for his wife Fikriye and all of their five young children and family.
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Nicholas Mburu

Nick was a free spirit. He died doing what he loved most-driving. His death makes me want to live my life without reservations
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Olive Williams

My mum. Who died of ovarian cancer when I was 26. I am now the only member of my extended family with the BRCA1 gene deformation. I will never know if I inherited the gene from her, but what I did inherit was a belief in human rights, feminism, and strength. I miss her.
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Linda Steuart

The woman and grandma who changed my life and made me the person I am today.
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David Rainger

My dad. 98 amazing years alive. Took a degree when he retired, was a skilled engineer, craftsman, humanitarian and socialist. Former Chair of William Morris Society. Married to Margaret for over 75 years. We love and miss you. From your proud daughter Katy
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Nandita Ghose

Playwright, producer, poet, artist, performer, teacher and my beloved big sister. She has a huge legacy of stories and voices that would not have been heard without her championing them. In a final dramatic act, Nanda took her life on her 57th birthday this year, when mental illness, uncertainty and lockdown became too much to bear. We will miss you forever Nanda. Sumi xxx
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The old me

I began trauma processing therapy last year. For the first time, I feel there's a future
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Martin Burley

Miss you Dad, Rosie xxx
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Eva Maude Bugler

My Gran, wife of Peter, mother of John, Brian and Elizabeth. Lived through the 2nd world war and raised her family. A feisty woman, unafraid to speak her mind, who when I was young made me feel so loved and safe with her cuddles and walks through 'Pogles Wood' that I still think of her and miss her today Sarah
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Betty Wargen

My beautiful Mum
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Al-Moez Suleiman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre. Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Magdy Adam Babaker

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre. Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Zamran Hasan Yousef

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre. Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Samuel Emanuel

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre. Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Hasan

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre. Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Othman Ibrahim al-Qouni

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ibrahim Saleh Omar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mohammed Galfour

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Tajuddin al-Awal Darman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ayman Ousama

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Walid Abdurrahman Salem

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Maleeh Mohammed Muala

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Jaber-Allah Md Muala

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Amro Anas Md Al-Safi

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Essam Mohammed Noor

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ghaboush Mubarak Adam

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Abdel Aziz Said Amin

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mohammed Taj al-Sir Md

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Sadiq Ibrahim Othman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ali Saboun Hassan

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ali Fadel Al-Ati Ali

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mustafa Abdullah Raoumeh

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mohammed Daweina

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Othman Said Ahmed

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mujahed Ezuddin Naser

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Yaser Ali Md Abdullah

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Nazeer Abdurrahman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Saber Abdurrahman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Stephen Knight

Steve was a musician and friend.
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Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Baderuddin Rabei Md Ali

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mohammed Idris Jaddu

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Jumaa Ismail Sharafuddin

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Amer Adam Abdelkarim

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mohammed Al-Sir Ibrahim

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mujahed Jumaa Ramadan

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Jaddu Md Barka Hamdan

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Lawal William Pak

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Hussam Said Al-Yazal

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Amin Ismail Al-Amin

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Omar Md Hussein Bahar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Sadiq al-Haj Ahmed Abkar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ezuddin Md Bushra

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mohammed Al-Mawla Said

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Musaab Said Shagheel

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Haitham Anwar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mohanad Mohammed Fuad

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Naji Khandouqy Eissa

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Ayoub Mohammed Abkar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Moaz Abdullah

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Haj Suleiman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Burai Adam Yousef

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mustafa al-Taj Othman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Rana Joun with child

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Al-Wasileh Nader

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Yaser

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelqayum

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Awad Said Atayia

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Ahmed Jaafar Khogaly

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Unidentified Person

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mohammed Ali Ibrahim

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Othman Hasab-Allah Sadiq

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Eid Farouq Ahmed

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mudther Idris Md Zein

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Othman Ibrahim Hussein

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Ibrahim Musa

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Walid Bakheet al-Taib

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Oday Bashir Noori

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Amro Ibrahim

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Saad Mansour Abdeen

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Abdelwahab al-Said

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Munzer Yousef al-Amin

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Othman Qasem al-Said

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Khater Hussien Khater

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Hanafi Abdel Shakour

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Othman Abdeen Mahmoud

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Daw al-Beit Mokhtar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mahmoud Abdullah al-Amir

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Adam al-Doma

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Ismail Ali Abdel Hadi

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Abbas Farah Abbas

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Faisal Abdullah

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Burai Mutasem Saifuddin

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Huzaifa Md Abdullah

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Murad al-Khader

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Faiza Ahmed Othman

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Ahmed Mohammed Al-Faki

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Al-Numan Ragab Kafi

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Salah Uddin Ali Taha

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mohamed Mattar

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Said Mohammed Said

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Ali Mohammed al-Noor

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Mujtaba Ahmed al-Hadi

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
departure

Abdel Salam Keisha

Another victim of the Khartoum Massacre.
Whether named or unnamed you will not be forgotten.
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Mary Wilson

Delayed for some time in transit lounge.
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Teresita Cotray

My aunt Terry passed after a long valiant fight against Multiple Sclerosis but through it all she kept a smile on her face. - Luis Baez
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Eva Lillian de Bertodano

Her laughter still echoes
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Anthony de Bertodano

His wit knew no bounds
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Alan Sims

Remembered forever with love.
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Geoffrey Dobinson

My Dad had prostate cancer and died in 2011 at the age of 66. I miss him very much. Emma
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Frank Tobin

My children’s last remaining grandparent is sadly missed and leaves a big whole in all our lives
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Leslie William Huckle

My father, fond memories. What would he make of the world today?
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Doris Robinson

Wonderful women and loved mother, grandmother and granny
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Kim Robinson

Tragically Kim died so young and is so missed.
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Ermenegilda Massera Rust

My mum, who I miss very much
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David Berman

My favourite singer and lyricist. He had just released his new album in July 2019 to great critical acclaim before he took his own life. Heartbreaking.
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Sara Clark

My dear Sister
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Bunty Ellison

My dear Grandmother who passed away after 97 years.
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Max Shakespeare

My younger brother, Max, passed away in 2012, at the age of just 13. He was a happy boy and never let his illness get him down. He is forever remembered by his infectious smile.
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Miroslav Krndija

Moj tata
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Dorothea Sutherlin

Darling Dorothea, one of 4 sisters (Tess, Madeleine, Carmel) & sister-in-law Shirley. All amazing women. Australian Army Nursing Aid, my mum. Childhood fond memories of their booming voices & cackles of laughter together. Love & fun.
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Gladys

Gladys at 101 was an amazing, wonderful, fun loving friend.
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Haileydoglady

I deactivated one of my instagram accounts. RIP.
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Bianka S

I love you B, fly high.
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Barbara Edith Vaughan

My Mum died from Covid in an old people’s home. I live in London was unable to visit To say goodbye and had to watch her solitary 6 person only funeral on YouTube. Still not been able to go up to Sunderland to give my brother a hug. Sarah D
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Ashley Carton

Darling friend, this is an excerpt of what I read at your memorial. I still haven't summoned the strength to swim at Hampstead Ponds without you: Today, we are here to celebrate a beautiful, generous, fiercely intelligent, outrageously funny and fun spirit. As some of you may know, Ashley swam like a fish. Most of us would shriek at the cold, but Ash would just laugh as she fearlessly dived into seas, rivers and lakes. Our shared love of our swimming took us to all sorts of wonderful watery places: we swam in rivers in Suffolk with her dog Vito, in nearby Hampstead ponds, and in the hot springs and very cold waters of Iceland, where we nearly ended up taking an unplanned dip with killer whales on a particularly windy and perilous boat trip. Every other tourist on that whale watching boat was sick apart from ever determined Ashley - the wildness of the sea didn’t rock her.
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David Bates

Big Dave the Chef. Introduced me to Oysters Steak Tartare and Caviar.
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Elie Che

Elie left a mark on this world as a beautiful woman who bravely spoke up for black trans women, but still shared her vulnerability. At 23 she will be dearly missed and cherished, as her death leaves hurt for the community, but her life will never be forgotten.
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Shukri Abdi

Shukri is described by her family as sweet and brought smiles to their faces. Her life was cut short at only 12, and her family continue to seek justice for the heart-breaking circumstances of her death.
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Christopher Alder

Christopher was a trainee computer programmer and former paratrooper, his was life taken away by the State. His sister Janet now still fights for accountability from the South Yorkshire Police Force, and for peace over his death.
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Anastasia Doyle

In memory of my beautiful Mother. You will continue to see the world through my eyes.
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Capt George O Asubonteng

My Father died in a hospital in Accra, from complications of a bowel infarction. He was 72. He'd come over to London in March for my wedding and ended up staying for much longer than he planned, which was certainly God's Providence. I was 5 months pregnant at the time he died, and in December I gave birth to his grandchild he was destined to never meet. I painful truth I often ponder on. I honestly am to this day, still in disbelief that he's on this earth no longer. It's a bewildering thing, that a person can be present for all your life, and suddenly... disappear.
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Linda Fletcher

Taken by a cruel rare brain degenerative disease, a lady with a heart of gold, a much loved wife, mum and Grandma xxx
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Kevin Fletcher

Talented artist, singer, guitarist died in an accident at 35,missed everyday xxx
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Anastasia Doyle

My Mother passed away on the 7th March 2014. Mum loved the Arts, Music and Theatre. She would love to have seen her name in lights. Love you always Tracy
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Francis Cotton

My husband died after a long, debilitating and rare disease of the brain: corticobasal degeneration. I miss him every day.
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Maria da Silva

Maria is my beloved mother who left us 18 years ago due to breast cancer complications.
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Joey Tweeboom

You got taken away early because God needed his angel back. I miss you ❤️
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High Speed Two

HS2 represents the wanton destruction of our ancient woodland forest for an unwanted and unviable train route. This is our Amazon. The demise of HS2 will reach its terminus soon enough as public discontent increases day by day. HS2 RIP.
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David Fish

My lovely Grandpa. I think he would think this was pretty cool. Love Jessica x
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Johannes Hoffenreich

Hina ma tov umanaim Shevet achim gam yachad. “Behold how good and how pleasing for brothers and sisters to sit together in unity”
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Andrew Crisp

My darling Uncle, my Dad's twin, there's still a hole in our family where he used to be,
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Freshers Week

Freshers week at university is usually the birth of a new life. Sadly this year it has departed us, another loss to covid19. Hopefully it will not prevent the birth of new ideas that universities are so vital for!
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Dawn Davies-Cook

My wife died, only 43, far too young. Taken by a brain tumour, so brave, miss her so much. Jon
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Stephen Penn

To remember my father who passed away many years ago when I was a child but still influences me to be the very best I can be and work hard to achieve the most I can. Life is just too short to pack it all in so I just try to pack every day.
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Violet Barnes

my grandmother, who died within a month of discovering cancer in her liver. beautiful, funny and best friend to all her grandchildren.
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Alfred Mueller

My father Alfred was on his way back from his honeymoon with his new wife who was pregnant with my sibling when their plane crashed 10 minutes after take off into the ocean. None of the 135 passengers survived. 24 years later, the grief is still with me and it has also transformed. I enjoy remembering my dad. I'm not looking away anymore and I let the grief come when it wants (mostly).
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Peter Benjamin May

I miss you every day, Dad.
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Valerie Agnes Leask

My mam; caring, loving, kind, funny, stubborn, complex, torn. She carried trauma through her life, it wouldn't let her be, a damaging religion and dangerous policy only brought her more inner conflict, she tried many times to say goodbye to her pain, and finally did. I wish she'd changed her life instead of taking it away, leaving all the ridiculous rules behind, speaking her truth and following her heart, it could have helped... I wish she was still here. I loved to see her staring at the stars, or writing, or drawing. I wish she'd allowed herself more time to do these things. She was too hard on herself when she was here. I wish I'd known her before but I'm glad I knew her at all. I wish her another life.
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Siegrid Barthelmann

My aunt died very unexpectedly on the first day of holidays in Lanzarote, wading in the sea. My uncle heard someone scream for help while changing in their beachside hotel room and had to help drag her out of the sea and watch an off-duty nurse try to resuscitate her. She was a picture of health until then. My favourite aunt, which I only realised once she was gone. I thought she would always be around. It would have been only her 72 birthday 2 days later. RIP.
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Mary Stopes-Roe

Grandma
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Giovanna Binetti

My dearly missed mother
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James Joseph Peters

Died tragically in a car accident, when a truck cross white lines due to a blown out tire. Wrong place, wrong time. There is not a day when I don’t think of him.
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Colin Martin

This is my Dad. He loved coming to visit me in London, and we often went to visit galleries, and museums. He loved all types of art, and I have a feeling he’d have really loved this. A modern and fresh take on it.
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JASWANT SINGH BISHT

He is my grandfather. I love him. My family loves him. We all love him.
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Jake Shaw

I’d like to add my big brother, Jake Shaw, who died suddenly 6 years ago after a freak accident while on his gap year working in Switzerland. Grief is a strange and inexplicable thing, and as more time passes I don’t know if I would say that it gets easier, but it perhaps gets more manageable - yet it can still catch you by surprise and knock you out all over again. We were really really close and I just miss having him around, especially his (often brutal!) sarcastic sense of humour. I remember him now in wide open spaces and incredible views, especially back home in his beloved Peak District, and think of him whenever I hear those iconic opening notes of Toto’s Africa which for some unknown reason he became completely obsessed with. Sophie Shaw
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Jean Hanmer

My grandmother died on her 100th birthday, at home, surrounded by her four children.
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I never got to name you

You never knew this world but I think about you every day and I want you to be remembered.
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Argia and Ronnie Todd

Ronnie & Argia were my beautiful grandad and "nonna". It would have been Nana's birthday on the 15th of October and she loved nothing more than spending it with her dearest Ronnie, looking at the nightingales soaring over the Solway Firth in Northern England. Her departure means that we hope that somewhere, they'll be spending it together waiting to "put the kettle on" for us all as we come home.
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Joshua Bannister

My beautiful, funny, smart 21 year old son. A moment, an accident and our lives will be forever changed. We love you Joshie and nothing will ever shine quiet as brightly without you x
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R W STIRLING

My lovely Dad. Much missed.
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Elizabeth Mitchell

Skeleton of 19 year old woman, found near the surface in Crossbones cemetery, a post-medieval burial ground in London. The final resting place of roughly 15,000 street prostitutes and the working poor, almost all children or women, and unnamed.
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Ernest Becker

Cultural anthropologist. Believed that human character is the vital lie that forms around the process of denying our own mortality. The Denial of Death, 1974, remains the most affecting book I've ever read.
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Usman Javaid

Nephew Mohammed Sheikh and grandson to Zohra Bibi, both deceased. At 9 months of age, a life unlived. He left a legacy of joy and grief, and added to the conscious and unconscious familial field. My cousin.
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Mohammed Arshad J Sheikh

Son of Zohra Bibi and uncle to Usman Javaid, both deceased. A wit to match his seriousness. A tenderness to match his ferocity. A true giant. My uncle.
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Zohra Bibi

Mother of 10, including to Mohammed Sheikh and grandmother to Usman Javaid, both deceased. Her lineage of offspring scattered across three continents. Affectionately nicknamed Yoda. My grandmother.
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Kris Kent

My sister in law sadly lost her long battle with cancer, leaving my brother, my niece and the rest of my family broken hearted.
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Elizabeth Taylor

Old Hollywood Movie star and legend with violet eyes.
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Marilyn Monroe

The Hollywood Movie star and icon.
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Audrey Hepburn

An iconic old Hollywood movie star, British actress and humanitarian.
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Dionne Ferguson

My beautiful mum, Dionne Ferguson, passed away suddenly at age 45. My best friend, I will miss you forever. I love you to inform, beyond and above. Amelia
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Belinda Knaggs

Mum was an art therapist, social worker and probation officer. She spent her lives giving to others. She was South African. She was wild and weird and FUN. We love her and miss her every single day, still, and our lives will always be less rich with her gone.
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Sandra Perry

My mum died aged just 55 after being diagnosed with a rare form of young onset dementia. It was a terrible time for the family and we miss her every day. It would be nice to see her name on the boards. Robert
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Christopher Skinner

Not easy to state the change you made. If I'm alive now, then I was dead, Though, like a stone, unbothered by it, Staying put according to habit. You didn't just tow me an inch, no-- Nor leave me to set my small bald eye Skyward again, without hope, of course, Of apprehending blueness, or stars. I didn't know what to make of it. I shone, mice-scaled, and unfolded To pour myself out like a fluid Among bird feet and the stems of plants. I wasn't fooled. I knew you at once. Tree and stone glittered, without shadows. My finger-length grew lucent as glass. I started to bud like a March twig: An arm and a leg, and arm, a leg. From stone to cloud, so I ascended. Now I resemble a sort of god Floating through the air in my soul-shift Pure as a pane of ice. It's a gift.
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Canon Anthony Williamson

The Revd Canon Anthony Williamson, a Christian Socialist, had been the Lord Mayor of Oxford and was the leader of the Labour group on Oxfordshire County Council. Ordained as a worker priest, he clocked on as a fork-lift truck driver at the Pressed Steel Car Body factory in Cowley by day for 30 years of his life. Tony drove fork-lifts for 30 years while chairing the factory’s Transport and General Workers’ Union, serving as a city councillor, a priest in Cowley, the first chair of BBC Radio Oxford and eventually our Diocesan Director of Education. Tony passes away from cancer in 2019 at 86 years. Even as he battled cancer he was a real tour-de-force, and until less than a month before his death he was rushing around organising a million things and leading worship. He even joked that the only thing missing from his busy schedule was his departure date.
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Marina Ferreira

My mother left us too early. She was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2019 and her health deteriorated very rapidly. She was a wonderful woman, taught me and my sister good values and always stood up for what’s right. She loved life, her garden and her house. She was amazing and I miss her very much. Pedro Mota
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Geraldine Miriam Walshe

We spent our childhood travelling with Mum, staring at arrival and departure boards that we knew how to navigate better than any suburban bus. Her gift to us was to be brave and plunge into the world outside. Only two months before her final departure she was flying again, this time wheelchair bound, small and white haired. She needed help to navigate but her courage for the unknown was still there. I held her hand for two days while she packed and readied herself to leave one last time, with fragile breaths that struggled to keep time and eventually fell silent. When I think of her I can see her now strong and dark haired, striding across terminals, handling 80s suitcases with broken wheels and her tribe with the same competence. And I think that the best of me is with her.
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Jason Petersen

My brother passed away sadly this year during all the chaos of Lockdown he went missing and was found too late
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David Graeber

Taught anthropology down the street at LSE after being blacklisted from American institutions for supporting graduate student workers. Went to Madagascar, saw a society where decisions were made by consensus without the caricature of violence and chaos that prejudices people against anarchism, and told societies like this one it was possible. Recognised the great tragedy of billions of creatives, with their unwritten novels and undiscovered theorems and untapped industry, toiling at factories for the disproportionate benefit of a few. Tweeted about reuniting with estranged family just before passing. Was only married for a year before his death at 59. Survived by his widow and a world better for his provocations of possibility.
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Harold Taubin

Much loved Always Remembered
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Sara Bloomfield Taubin

Much loved always remembered
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Mary Carmel McCollum

Mary McCollum died one day after her 84 birthday, she was a wonderful mother and grandmother and she was devoted to her husband John McCollum. I miss her...
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Shelley Price

She was my mum. She passed due to liver cancer at 37. She was an amazing mum to me and my sisters, but she went too soon and we miss her everyday.
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Charlene O Langhofer

Love you Mon.
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Rajean Kanaga

Loved by everyone. Now missed by all! God bless her souls.
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Eric Stovell

Eric was a polymath without ego. Having graduated at Imperial in Mechanical Engineering, he worked in engineering for a few years before going to the Central School of Drama and working if film & stage until the advent of children - at which point he found a way of working from home! You'd be envious if he wasn't such a generous and compassionate man... and witty, and erudite... he even kept his hair! And played jazz piano... very sadly missed by all who knew him.
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Thomas McElherne

Tom was a 95 year old WWII veteran and grandfather to 19 who will be missed dearly.
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Janet McIntyre Sweet

To have my mother involved and recorded in an art project, would have been the icing on the cake for her.
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Richard Niel Evans

Niel enjoyed train journeys, be it diesel, steam, long distance or local journeys. His name on a departure board would have amused him and is a fitting tribute to him.
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Patrick Joseph Sweeney

An amazingly loved father and grandfather. A happy soul then to soon x
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Ann Lukes

My mother, Ann Lukes, died this year. She was a veteran peace campaigner and environmentalist, a leading light in the Green Party and an early member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Her influence lives on in her descendants and all the people she inspired by the way she lived her life and her striving towards a better world. Dave Lukes
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Eric russell

Lt colonel grenadier guards
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Takahito saito

A samurai
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Peig Gaffney

My nana passed away a year ago today. She was the most elegant and kind woman I knew. She was a true feminist without even knowing it. We all miss her very much.
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Adam Lindsay Stone

Adam was unlucky. He died in an earlier pandemic before treatment available. Not defined by his death or the cause. An inspiring actor, director, teacher and writer; son, brother, cousin, partner, friend. He is always remembered and loved.
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Laurence Merreywether

Most of us are nobodies. Dad was a nobody. But he was a son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather. Loyal. Loving. Loved. If there is more to life, I don't know it.
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Keith Rapley

A kind, loyal and gentle husband, father and grandfather who has been missed for nearly a year now. The gathering to celebrate his life drew together family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, showing how many people's lives he had contributed to and how much he had been appreciated.
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Barbara Poskonka

A wonderfully resilient woman who raised five children while caring for her mother in two flats on Chicago's south side with the wafting odors of the Union Stock Yards in the background.
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Matthew Poskonka

My handsome, humorous, happy, gentle, kind father made the world a better place.
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YESIM GURLER

I lost my mother in 2015. She was fighting with cancer. Every moment of my life, I miss her.
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Osborne Fernandez

My grandpa. My best friend. My cheerleader.
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Janet Kent

My mum sadly lost her a very short but aggressive battle with lung cancer and we are left broken hearted.
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Debbie Gregson

My best friend- always.
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Martyn Dryden

My dad, who died in 2007, loved planes, an enthusiasm he passed on to me. He'd have enjoyed appearing on a departure board.
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Terence Williams

Tragedy...
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Linda Barnett

Bridge playing, wine drinking mum, sister & aunty. Sorely missed by all x
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Jacob Varughese

My father passed. It left a massive void in my life. His struggle was dementia showed me how fragile life is.
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Polly Higgins

Prolly Higgins was “Earth’s lawyer”. She gave up a successful career in the courts to advocate for Earth arguing for the recognition of ecocide in the international criminal code as a crime against peace. The movement to have ecocide included in the Rome Statue has continued after her passing. Support for a law against ecocide has had a recent boost from the French President after his Citizen’s Assembly strongly recommended it. Polly Higgins was a truly charismatic, original thinker and Earth advocate, and a great inspiration to many environmental activists and lovers of Earth.
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Joe D Clarke

Amazing singer/songwriterand philosopher:loved by many. Age 25. " You left without notice and we remain breathless"
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Gabriel

Gabriel was found to be in my womb with no heartbeat. I gave birth to death on 13.9.85.He was my first child.He will be part of my own multi media installation one day but this will do for now! Dee A Bankhead
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John Leonard Gordon

So daddy, it was your time to depart the station. I cannot believe or accept it right now. I love you so much and will miss you for the rest of my life #pancreaticcanceruk I love you - rest eternally in peace xxxxx
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Ken Saro-Wiwa

A poet, playwright & president for the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), Ken Saro-Wiwa & the Ogoni People led a nonviolent campaign against environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by operations of the multinational petroleum industry, like Royal Dutch Shell company. Ken & 4 of the Ogoni 9 were murdered on 10/10/95 for their role in the fight for environmental justice in the Niger Delta charged with inciting an uprising. This year will mark the 25th anniversary of their deaths.
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Ruth Bader Ginsberg

A legend passes from pancreatic cancer.
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Julie Ann Hunt-DeSalvo

Remembering Julie Hunt who passed away 26th August 2020.
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Amrita Devi

On black Tuesday, month of Bhadra (Indian lunar calendar ) 1730 AD Amrita Devi, her daughters Asu, Ratni, Bhagu & the Bishnoi 363 sacrificed their lives to save Khejri trees in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Maharaja Abhay Singh, Ruler of Marwar (Jodhpur) sought the trees to burn lime for the construction of a new palace. They offered Amrita a bribe “ If a tree is saved even at the cost of one's head, it's worth it.” she said. These actions of the Bishnoi 363 laid the foundations for the Chipko movement.
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Colin Beswick

My father was an exceptional man, an adventurer, an artist, architect and designer. A proud and self made man. Charismatic, sensitive, a lover of beauty and a collector of beautiful things. He never stopped creating, learning and participating in life.....taught me appreciation, survival, capability he was real and down to earth. He lived a good life. I am my fathers daughter. Marisol Beswick
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WMH

On your 15th wedding anniversary, you were walking from your study to the kitchen to unload the dishwasher after your wife/my mum made us a special anniversary dinner and your heart stopped. On the last of your many to-do lists, you’d scribbled ‘At peace with God’ next to your errands. After decades of depression, we really hoped you finally found the peace you’d been looking for. ‘At peace with God’ is on your gravestone. We’ve missed you hugely for the past 21 years. Wherever you are, we hope you are at peace with yourself.
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Kathleen McVeigh

Kathleen was my mother, she was also an Irish immigrant one of many who have helped make this country a good place to live.
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Peter Stevens

Peter, my son, died from bowel cancer at the age of 26. A talented musician and big dreamer- missed every single day by his family and friends and especially by me, his mum.
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Lubna Sarwar

The day my dear Mother peacefully left this world.
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Peppe Orru

Our dear friend Peppe died almost a year ago from cancer.
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Maura Mullarkey

Remembering our Mum who was the life a soul of the party. Love from her 5 children x
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Martin Mullarkey

This is to remember our Dad with love from his 5 children x
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Steve Brett Clarke

In loving memory of my Father whom died from cancer.
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Joe Jeffery

Dad was amazing. Father, farmer who gained custody of his 4 children in 1976. Cared for my three sisters and I. In 2001 fell from the roof of the milking parlour roof. Survived and so strong in his battle to survive in the years to come. Disabled but so strong and miss Him everyday. Love you dad.
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Chris Ledger

One of the most extraordinary activists who was a leading voice in Disability Arts UK. She refused to be thwarted, heard that funding was moving swiftly from the Arts to Education / Training in the North of Ireland and set up the University of Atypical - a revolutionary act that preserved the work of Arts Disability forum and ring fenced funds for disabled artists in the North. What a woman! Punk souls, 50's fabulous freak chick with a heart of gold. We miss you Chris!
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Rosalind Susan George

My beautiful, artistic sister Rosalind ,died from a brain tumour, leaving a huge void in the lives of all of those who knew her. She lives on through her music and her artwork. Carmelxx
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Nivia Syvrud

My grandmother passed out of this world in June of 2016. She was a firecracker of a human - equal parts explosive and majestic. She was my legal guardian growing up, fulfilling both parental roles alongside that of a grandparent. Despite the 60 year age gap between us, she taught me to become a bright spark in life's landscape regardless of circumstance.
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Roger Ewart Cull

My darling Dad died in February, but he did not leave us, did not depart. I hear his joy in music when I listen to his recordings. He loved to play jazz piano. I feel his contentment when I walk his favourite forest paths. He loved walking with his dog. I feel him close to me as I make time to make drawings. He knew, deeply, the importance of creativity.
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Cheveryll R Writesing

A humanist, anthropologist, writer, futurist, dear friend, homeless man
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Emily Sara Orwin

We lost my glorious sister last year. I still don’t really know what it means to live without her, or to carry on living when she can’t. But what I do know is that I want her to still be known even if she is not here.
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Claudine Kieffer

My one and only French auntie, Claudine, a feisty, dynamic, formidable spirit, a big part of my life, a second mother to me, left this realm with courage and dignity, six days after I visited her for the last time, with peace and love after a painful rupture. I feel her strength protecting me, and hear her expressions from time to time, making me smile. I hope that she is happy and at peace, with her beloved dog Darwin, who passed away in 2020. In honour of her memory and all that she did for me since I was born. With deep gratitude and love. Rani
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Timon Day

My brother Timon died of acute myeloid leukaemia at the beginning of February, having only been diagnosed with it four weeks earlier. Nothing became him in his life like the leaving of it - such courage and grace. I still dream about him. Cressida
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Barry Kamen

Oh Barry Boy.....I miss ya dearly. You were and always be the true meaning of Love. You gave all that you had.
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Vollie Ray Erler

My father and I had a very close relationship but it wasn't until after his death that I realised the tremendous amount of trauma he experienced as a young boy effected him throughout the rest of his life. I feel that I could have been a better son and a more patient listener I truly miss him and believe I could have helped him had I known. Perhaps he understands and is watching from where he now stands. Perhaps the people who were supposed to love him are now with him holding his hand and able to do so.
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Alexander Gabriel Ward

My brother Alex passed away at our Dad's home, having battled with Anorexia for the past 27 years.
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Mabel Sanchez-Pancardo

Live artist and educator
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Humberto Encinas

Educator by heart
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Kevin Mathers

This is my dad, my hero, my everything. He passed suddenly and I miss him everyday. People come into our live to teach us, some don’t need to stay as long as others. Stay close dad - Dee x x
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Mamouth de Massol

He was a dog, small but wooly, sweet but stinky, small legs but big eyes, ears and tail, very talkative and fervent follower of « no sport », sharing our life for 15 years.
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Julie Pokorny Goff

My grandmother, whom I loved dearly and who loved me unconditionally. She is with her God and her beloved dog now.
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CINNAMON HADDON

Cat death. Wonderful creature. I believe she is now a Lion.
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Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was an incredible Egyptian politician who served as the second President of Egypt, from 1954 until his death in 1970. He established The Arab Socialist Union, and led the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy and introduced far-reaching land reforms the following year.
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Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace was formally known as Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace. She was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is believed by some to be the first to recognise that the machine had applications beyond pure calculation, and to have published the first algorithm intended to be carried out by such a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first to recognise the full potential of computers and one of the first computer programmers
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Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan, often known as Nye Bevan, was a Welsh Labour Party politician, and was a founds of the NHS. In 2004, more than forty-four years after his death, he was voted first in a list of 100 Welsh Heroes, having been credited for his contribution to the founding of the welfare state in the UK.
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Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid), viruses, coal, and graphite. It was until she had died, that her contributions to the discovery of the structure of DNA were recognised!
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Michael A Ross

A brilliant playwright, a kind soul, a real friend. He was shy and quiet, but nevertheless, he left a lasting mark on the place he worked in and the people he worked with. He was gone too soon and too fast. “Hungry Heart” will never sound the same.
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Gabriele Bail

We met when she came to Exeter University on a study abroad year in 1978, went to feminist consciousness-raising groups together, exchanged long letters and many visits and shared life experiences, journeys and struggles and a deep unforgettable friendship.
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Annette Smith

The best Mum in the world, a beautiful strong women who loved her children and Grandchildren ❤️
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Finlay Emilio Daddario

After a healthy pregnancy and normally progressing labor, my first child Finlay died just before he was born. Shocked and confused, my partner and I began to mourn his death and our life as grieving parents. Finlay's death certificate arrived on his father's birthday. When trying to reconcile receiving a Death Certificate without being handed a Birth Certificate, I learned that we could request a Certificate of Stillbirth. After 2 attempts to do so, the certificate arrived. It is one of the few official documents we have with Finlay's name on it and, thus, is part of our family archive. Finlay's death and birth are entangled. His sudden departure leaves us with a tangible loss, with grief we will feel for the rest of our lives, and with motivation to increase grief literacy and compassion in our society. - Joanne Zerdy
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PIERRE-ANTOINE BERNHEIM

You are forever in our hearts and never forgotten. The world is not the same without you. No one can tear our trinity apart, we are united for eternity. We carry forth with us your integrity and love. S & C
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Scott Taylor

I choose my husband now and always. Died from gruesome brain cancer aged 58 , we met when he was 24. and I was 26. The smartest, handsome, guitarist, song writer, witty and sweetest soul I will ever know. Our hearts hurt. Miranda
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Nik Devlin

Nik was the 251st person to die of COVID-19 in the UK
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PIERRE-A-BERNHEIM

You are always in our hearts and greatly missed. The world is not the same without you in it. Are unit of three can never be broken.
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Kenneth Jackson

My idol and role model faded away last Sunday. He was a genius, a comic and a teacher. Even at 92, he was afraid of death. I hope he came to welcome and accept it in his last breaths. I hope we all do.
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Molly Elizabeth Brown

She was my beautiful mother, my compass, my best friend. She had a gift for teaching and writing and was a kind and loyal friend. She loved to dance and laugh. She strayed far from her native Yorkshire moors. For 30 years she lived in Monaco, on the water's edge, from where she could keep an eye on Libya, whose desert she had loved to wander. I am lost without her.
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Toussaint Louverture

Louverture is now known as the "Father of Haiti", and was a Haitian general and the most prominent leader of the Haitian Revolution. As a leader of the growing resistance, his military and political acumen saved the gains of the first black insurrection in November 1791, helping to transform the slave insurgency into a revolutionary movement. By 1800 Saint-Domingue, the most prosperous French slave colony of the time, had become the first free colonial society to have explicitly rejected race as the basis of social ranking.
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Rachel Corrie

Rachel Aliene Corrie (April 10, 1979 – March 16, 2003) was an American activist and diarist. She was a member of a pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity Movement. She was killed by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) armored bulldozer in a combat zone in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, under contested circumstances during the height of the second Palestinian intifada.
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Patrice Lumumba

Patrice Lumumba symbolised the standing against oppression and fighting for the underdog, which has shaped my way of viewing the world. He was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. A socialist inspiration.
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Val Lewis

BELOVED.
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Audrey Watson

My wonderful grandma
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Mark Turner

He was a wonderful Dad and an excellent human being.
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Dennis Henley

I love him lots and he is still with me.
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Mitchell Sams

Catwalk photographer - West Ham fan - Great friend - Gardener - Morrissey/Bowie fan - Hairdresser - Chess player - Amateur artist - Funny guy
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PAMELA DIDYMUS

My Nan would have loved this.
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Mary Philomena Kelly

My mother was a midwife, a mother-baby nurse, a lactation consultant, and childbirth educator. She was radically kind. I miss her every day.
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Sylvia Moyse Menzies

Sylvia was my cousin a SRN nurse and Midwife, married to Stuart a GP they were happy married for many years. They had 3 children and grandchildren. To the memory of Syliva who was a kind lady and to the family.
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John E B Newman MBE

My father John worked as Head of the World Service Japanese Section opposite Somerset House for many years. This historic building and surrounding area holds many memories for our family and so the installation is perfectly fitting for his departure to be remembered all these years later. He would think it was brilliant!
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Claire Fox

Sudden Adult Death at 22. Dearly missed.
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Ravza Makhmutova

This is my lovey grandmother
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Philomena Canning

Philomena was an  independent midwife and tireless activist with an indomitable spirit. She dared to dream of setting up an independent birth centre. In 2014 the Irish health authority brought a case against her. She was forced to stop  her practice. Four separate reports  found her practice to be impeccable. Her name was cleared. It was a long battle, more than  4 years,  during this time she developed and later died of ovarian cancer. Martina Hynan
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Mary Cronk

Mary worked for the NHS where she facilitated more than 1600 births, mainly as home births. In 1991 she opened her own practise and started working as an independent midwife. She wrote many articles such as delivery of breech babies, and these have been published in Midwifery Matters and AIMS Journal, as well as quoted in various books. While retired Cronk hosted study days alongside fellow independent midwife Jane Evans. Anna Nakamura, Midwife
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Dora Okopu MBE

Dora was a midwife and educationist, born in Ghana in 1948 who played a significant role in the development of  midwifery education in London. Dora was also passionate about ensuring that women got the care they needed, however complex their needs. Dr Jenny Hall @hallmum5
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Jennifer Louise Worth

Jennifer wrote a best-selling trilogy about her work as a nurse and  midwife  practicing in the poverty-stricken  East End of London in the 1950s:  Call the Midwife,  Shadows of the Workhouse  and  Farewell to The East End. The television series,  Call the Midwife, based on her books, began broadcasting on  BBC One  in 2012. Cathy Williams @chilledmamacath
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Margaret Charles Smith

A famous "granny midwife" (as lay African-American midwives like Smith were informally called) were crucial to the lives of Southern black women because most hospitals would not admit them as patients. During her 35-year career, Smith delivered over 3000 babies, she lost almost none of the babies and none of the mothers in childbirth.
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Sally Stockley

Sally was a passionate campaigner for women's rights in maternity care. She practised as an independent midwife in order to fulfil her commitment to provide continuous, holistic care to women, and became an active member of the Independent Midwives Association. @hallmum5, midwife
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Noor

An amazing midwife from the village of Chattroh, in Kashmir. She was the village midwife assisting births for generations, providing the ultimate continuity of carer. @BenashNaz, Midwife
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Stanislawa Leszczynska

Stanislawa was sent to Auschwitz for helping Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto. She delivered 3,000 babies - 2,500 were drowned straight after birth, a few hundred others with blue eyes were sent away to be Germanized. Only about 30 infants survived in the care of their mothers. Stanisława remained the camp's midwife until it was liberated on January 26, 1945. @godfrey_isaacs
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Mary Carson Breckinridge

Mary was an American  nurse midwife  and the founder of the  Frontier Nursing Service  (FNS), which provided comprehensive family medical care to the mountain people of rural Kentucky. FNS dramatically reduced infant and maternal mortality in  Appalachia, at a comparatively low cost, her model of nurse-midwifery never took root in the United States. Professor @maryrenfrew
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Margaret Catchpole

Margaret was born illegitimate and uneducated - she stole a horse, escaped from prison, was shipped to Australia, and became a midwife. She never married or had children and ended up managing a large farm on her own as a ‘settler’ in Australia. She was pardoned on 31 January 1814 but did not return to England. Laura Godfrey-Isaacs @godfrey_isaacs
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Elizabeth Nihell

Elizabeth was a famous midwife from London. In 1760, she published her first book called a Treatise on the Art of Midwifery,  which was a criticism of ‘male midwives’ and spoke about how instruments brought into the birthing room were usually unnecessary and caused harm to the baby. Milli Hill – Positive Birth Movement
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Catharina Schrader

A Midwife from the Dutch province of Friesland known for her detailed notebooks and memoirs relating the numerous births based on her experience of some 4000 confinements, including 64 twins and three triplets. Franka Cadee, @FrankaCadee, Director of the International Confederation of Midwives @world_midwives
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Jane Sharp

Jane was an English  midwife. Her work The Midwives Book: or the Whole Art of Midwifery Discovered, published in 1671, was the first on the subject to be produced by an Englishwoman. chosen by KCL Professor @LauraGowing
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Safaa Alam

An inspirational and much-loved Midwife at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Safaa started her professional career as a nurse, before training as a midwife at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, where she became a valued member of the team.
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Margaret Njenga

Margaret was a wonderful midwife who worked at King’s College Hospital. She was a charismatic, warm and compassionate person. This was evident in both her personal and working relationships, and with everyone she met.
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Lynsay Coventry

Lynsay from Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow was the first midwife to die of Corona Virus in the UK. She is remembered for her professionalism and commitment to the women she supported.
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Michael Collom

Died of cancer but he was funny, relaxed and above all an amazing husband, dad and grandad! He had an amazing life cooking for restaurants and catering. Everyone misses him but he’s got an amazing view of the sea xxx
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Jamshid Sazegar

My father died suddenly and unexpectedly almost 3 years ago. I was his only daughter.
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Sylvia Plath

I've been know to do a 'Sylvia Plath' - waking up to work from 4.30am-6.630am so her husband Ted Hughes could write all day, while she looked after the children. And yet she pushed and advanced confessional poetry and became a seminal figure and women, in her "spare" time.
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David Charles Taylor

My husband and best friend who had a heart attack and died on our living room floor. Always used to say “I’ll be fine” but with a history of heart disease in the family he should have gone to the doctor sooner..
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Walter Smith Scott

In celebration of my dear Uncle Walter - a belated goodbye
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Sylvia Ohashi

I wasn’t able to say goodbye to my Mum in the “traditional” way as she passed away on the first day of lockdown in the UK and travel to Canada would have been difficult and risky. This will help me say goodbye.
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Fermin Gomez

An amazing dad he Always take care of me, instead we live diferent Cities Like to teach chemestry and mato and help students with the report. Love you Dad
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Grant Futcher

My nephew was a fun loving person who lived life to the full taken from us suddenly at the age of 26. He is always in our thoughts and heart. #Flatout x
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Brenda Blyth

My wonderful mum who passed away this spring in her nursing home
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Risaan Udayakumar

He was someone who wanted to live but due to his very own culture that he was just starting to learn, that life was taken away when it was just about to begin its journey in adulthood. When will it be okay for an Asian girl to be in a relationship and not be shamed? When will there be an end to the difference in treatment towards girls and boys in Tamil culture? When will people stop thinking about what others think? When will young children stop picking up knives in the UK?
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Allen R A Campbell

Much loved and missed, taken from us too early at 26 years of age in a car crash. My world fell apart the day I heard. Miss him every day. All the fun and laughter we could have had. The shock of it still makes me cry now. Changed my life forever.
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Andrew Colbeck

We were with our uncle when he died in hospital - after 3 days of slowly losing consciousness at the end of a long night just as dawn appeared we opened the windows and he suddenly raised his arms , opened his eyes and died.
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Sharon Smith

Friend, grandmother, wife, counsellor, volunteer, occupational therapist. Always kind, always smiling, now always missed.
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Vicky Cooper

Loved Bowie and Queen, the colour pink, cats, tattoos, her family, her friends, Brighton, Christmas shopping.
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Helen Evans

Salsa dancer, Spanish teacher, Francophile. Daughter, sister, aunt, wife, cousin, friend. She died too young. She is so very missed.
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Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

Ibrahim Abu Thuraya, 29, who lost both legs in an Israeli air strike, was a Disabled Palestinian activist who was killed by Israeli troops, when he was protesting against Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel‘s capital. Unarmed and wheelchair bound.
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Carl Rogers

I have chosen to commemorate Carl Rogers as I feel his contribution to the humanistic approach of counselling and therapeutic work , offers a very different outlook . His theory that in order for someone to look at their conditions of worth on a deep and helpful level they need to be provided with the core conditions, of unconditional positive regard , empathy , congruence and a nonjudgmental attitude. When the therapist is able to create a safe space with these features, a person can begin to reflect and look at issues in a more healthy way . Being alongside the client and allowing them to lead is incredibly empowering and in my role within mental health I see it as symbolising the idea that we are all doing the best we can in the circumstances that we are in with the skills we have . If we are able to have person centred therapy and this type of environment we can begin to self actual
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GUORONG CHEN

After 3 years of suffering from a rare gland cancer he departed with loads of regrets and reluctance.
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Anne Moore

kindest grandmother, giver of skills, softest touch.
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Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia was my grandmother, sadly I never met her, but I am often told that I am just like her in many ways - which makes me very proud.
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Hannah Nydahl

Buddhist lamini. Karma Kagyu Lineage
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Lucy Sandford-James

Lucy was a twin, daughter, best friend and enchanting spirit. Her name defines as light, which left her body on a dark night in October 2018 during a car accident. Her light entered those who she had let her spirit touch and their lives, although more painful, are illuminated further. To see a light go out makes things darker but also makes you more aware of what life can let you see.
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H Amin Ibrahim

Last summer my grandpa left very suddenly, after shopping at his favourite shop, he passed away in the car. I still have not visited his grave as I am in London. The last thing he gave me before i left indonesia last summer was his jacket that I am wearing right now.
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Annabel Parsons

My sister died aged 40 after a short illness from an agressive malignant brain cancer, leaving her 13 year old daughter and all of us who loved her to face the world without her. She was the bravest, most determined person I have ever met, and would have excelled in providing support and equanimity in this current time of gross political and social instability and mistrust. Life is short, and often deeply unfair.
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Helen Bridget Dowling

My mum died on 31st December 2019, 3 weeks before her 81st birthday. Mum had many names, she was officially Helen, Eileen to family and close friends and also Sister Stephanie during her time as part of a catholic teaching order of nuns in Lisburn (Northern Ireland), then mummy, mum and finally nanny Eileen. My head is crowded with complicated memories, recent memories of sitting with her, watching her slowly, peacefully fade during her last hours. Memories of pain, loss, grief, anxiety and extreme stress and heartbreak as the Alzheimer’s slowly marched forward, taking most of her with it over 15 long years. Then much earlier memories back to my childhood or being with her every moment, always just the two of us, from the start. She was a primary school teacher who was thoroughly committed to children’s education and happiness. Her connection with children was so strong.
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John Hewitt

John went out in a blink of the eye. Opening the curtains as his coffee machine warmed up, he dropped to the floor with a massive cardiac arrest. His wife was there, but she was unable to save him. His life was all about music, though he didn’t really understand art. Being on this work, would have tickled him though. *************** Love you dad. Robert
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Margaret Cumbor

My mummy taken to young. Who didn’t get to see her grandchildren. Who didn’t get to see me get married. I miss sharing everything with you everyday Emma
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Derek Thomas Makins

To my wonderful father who was always there for us. He was such a kind, caring and gentle man who saw the best in everyone. Family meant everything to him. We all miss him with all our hearts.
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Cathleen Valery Cons

Valery passed away one week before her 94th Birthday. She loved writing poetry and was an avid reader until her last days! We love you!
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Phyllis White

Goodbye gran loved you to the moon and back a million times xx
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Pete Andrew Dearden

A loving dad, husband, grandad missed and loved by so many ❤
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Delia Hall

A very special Irish lady, a loving mum, nan and great nan. Always in our thoughts❤
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Greg Gale

Greg lived and loved life, and wanted justice, equality and respect for all. This is not a dress rehearsal guys. We’ll miss you Greg. Salxx
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Rick McKay

Writer, director, producer of Broadway: The Golden Age and Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age. Brilliance and unlimited generosity as a brother, friend and son without hesitation or need for anything in return. A light went out in NYC when Rick left us all. The torch he carried for the arts cannot be extinguished. Sandy McKay
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Makiko Narumi

Makiko was a mezzo contralto opera singer. She had the most unusual and beautiful voice and it was such a shock to lose her so young, in her early 30s. She is remembered with great warmth.
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Yunus Aran

I chose my beloved cousin's name who died at a car accident in the morning of September, 16 2000. It was 20 years ago when we heard the bad news the week we moved to Istanbul from Ankara as a family. He was an architect. I don't remember him much but I remember him being a good soul who departed early. It was the worst Sunday that I remember so far. I remember not liking the city for that reason. I'm sure he's arrived somewhere good or maybe on an eternal journey. be the light you are. I love you.
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Irene Lilian White

All she wanted was to go home.
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Priscilla Whittington

Priscilla fought a courageous battle against cancer. She had many struggles in her life which she overcame with dignity but was often suppressed. So, as she neared the end of her life, I felt privileged to witness the strength of her spirit - illuminated when faced with the end, she was a true warrior and I am proud to say that she was my mother and she taught me not to be afraid of death.
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Claire Marie Green

Claire died at the very young age of 20 years to brain cancer, and boy did she put up a fight. We all miss her each and every day...
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Daddy

He was the 1st man I fell in Love with. He made me who I am. I owe everything to him and I miss him every second of every day.
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Jonathan Raimes

my husband and father of our 2 kids died of a catastrophic aortic dissection 12 years ago now. We were partners for many years. He was found dead on the floor of his office. I am comforted by his shattered watch face which indicates that he died instantaneously , without suffering. He was 55 years old when he died. A really good man and a talented graphic designer. Dearly Departed and still very missed by the kids and I.
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Richard Catterick

Richard, my son, suffered from schizophrenia and was found dead alone in a room in Croydon aged 40. He left a partner and a son who is now 5. He was a sensitive soul and found this world very difficult. However he had a lot of adventures and I plan to write a book in memory of him, so his son will get to know him.
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Jacobs Jonker

My father born in 1923 in South Africa
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Sophia Jonker

Sophia is my mother, she was born in Hertbertsdale in 1929.
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Robert Harley

My beloved brother
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Isabelle White

My beloved sister
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Sheila Prendergast

Wild, Untamed, Irish Woman Mam departed aged 80 Here is her own poem that she wrote when she was only a teenager: Come walk with me the moorland and I’ll tell to you my tale. There is gaiety and laughter in it and a love that will never fail. My heart it aches for the Lapland lakes and the silver spray on the shore - but oh I must go on and on, I am a child no more. Though child I was, still yet I knew, that life was all for me. That God had given just to me, the birds, the bees, the flowers and the trees. But some walked by and never saw this beauty, or this fame. But yet, to me, this God, He came. Love you always Mam xxx
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Celso Paz Carballeira

Today my daddy died. I love you Tati xx
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Lillian Jean

Our beautiful mother died
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Hermes Morelli

Dad
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Walter William Montecchi

No words can express how important you have been to me. Jumbo
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John Warwick

Taken too soon at only 59. I miss you every day.
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Dr Juliusz Kessling

Juliusz was born in Warsaw, where his first memories were of Nazi tanks. Survivor of a Warsaw Uprising explosion that killed a cousin and his grandmother, he was smuggled across immediate post-war frontiers by the Resistance, with his Dentist mother and reunited with his Gulag-survivor father, a Polish Army doctor. Juliusz arrived in England, aged 7, a refugee. He graduated M.B., Ch.B. from St Andrews, worked in Kidderminster, Dover and Canterbury hospitals before spending most of his professional life in General Practice, (with an enduring interest in Psychiatry) in Rochford, Essex and, for over 20 years, in Clapham, South London. His life-long passion for Art found expression in prolific, abstract painting. He was sustained by Art, books, music and love. He died peacefully, after a long illness, in his turn, loved and mourned by many. He leaves two sons, six grandchildren and two gre
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Jocelyn Gupta Kingsley

Jocelyn Gupta Kingsley (nee Jacoby) would have celebrated her 100th birthday this year. An eccentric wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, artist, friend and neighbour. We will never know for sure whether she could truly speak to cats.
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Danny Saunders

I feel very lucky to have been with my dad when he died but luckier that I got to spend 38 years alive with him. I miss him.
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Patricia Cox

My Mother...a Beautiful Sprightly spirit whom suffered from an abusive husband, Multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, gracefully...she was sweet, strong and ethereal with an abundance of magnetic wisdom in a gentle, non- judgemental way. She was mischievous and incredibly open...one time one of my father's mistresses arrived at her door telling her she was pregnant...though she was not, my mother sent her flowers...My mother's legacy to me was the birth of my beautiful daughter who no doubt has all her incredible qualities! Thank you mummy! X
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Liesje Pees

My lovely mother who passed away too early. Being departed from Eduard Thie they are briefly reconnected on here in cyberspace after such a long time.
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Eduard Thie

Friend and father. Through my good friends we still remember the wonderful times we have had with him and often quote his kind, humane and philosophical thoughts and remarks.
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Zaha Hadid

I was lucky enough to meet Zaha Hadid at an Eid event; this incredible Iraqi woman, who achieved so much in the era that she did, literally changing how we see the world. As an architect she changed skylines all over the world, inspiring Arab women to break the glass ceiling, and then re-design it.
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Florence Campbell

My mother Florence Campbell who came to London in 1997 after my Dad passed and adapted very well. A wonderful person in every way to her memory
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Justin Burtenshaw

Today is World Suicide Prevention Today. I am remembering my cousin Justin (aka Dusty).
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Mark Anthony Cook

Today is Suicide Prevention Day: I am remembering my brother Mark (aka Tigger) who was 21 when he left us.
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Granny Helga

Love is a Terry’s orange Every year my granny gave me a Terry’s Orange and now still I can’t see one without thinking of her. Davina
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John Tooley

General Director of the Royal Opera House and many other at roles. Missed by many.
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Ronald Bell

Founder of Kool and the Gang
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Isla-Rose Fischer

Isla-Rose was our first born, she was born sleeping and is now big sister to Coco Luna. We miss and love her so much and think of her everyday. It’s because of Isla-Rose that we have our big black fluffy bonkers golden-doodle Lexi Long legs.
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Franca Cossidente

In memory of my mum that suddenly left us due to cancer. Miss ya x
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Anthony Andrew Lyons

My father Tony died from cancer in my first week of secondary school. I think he stayed alive to see me through those first few days on the next stage of my life journey. Still loved and missed.
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Gibran Khalil

I would like to commemorate the loss of one of the greatest philosophers, poets and artists in our history- certainly my native Lebanon’s greatest export! We used his words in the section On Marriage, from his sensational book The Prophet, in the exchange of our wedding vows. Having had a civil ceremony, we were not allowed to reference any religious scripture so the title of the book The Prophet flagged up issues! Gibran Khalil Gibran hated the term ‘philosopher’ to describe himself but, to our advantage, that’s what he is officially classified as, a veritable loophole which allowed us to make our day truly special.
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Gerd Rechten

My father.
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Rev Brian A F Wroe

My fabulous Dad departed in September 2003. We remember him every day and love him to bits.
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Ruth Allsworth

Ruth was a resident in a Norwich care home and had gone there after a life of caring for others. She was a social and amusing individual who has got her wish to join the angels and to be with her saviour. Her faith sustained her through many difficulties.
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Sarah Letts

Sarah was a jeweller, an artist and gardener. As one of the founders of Studio Fusion Gallery, in the Oxo building across the river Thames, she brought her elegance, humour and a beautiful aesthetic drawn from nature. Inspired by her garden, the land and seascapes of north Scotland, her colours and forms embodied memories - 'a moment of light suspended in time' . Although jewellery was her main focus she continued to draw and paint throughout her life. We all loved her and miss her, but she lives on in our memory. Kate
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Robbie Brown

Robbie i love you x Fb
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Hilary Mary Frith

'She left us 90 years a month and a day after her birth. A long and remarkable (grumpy and gossipy) life!' - Edmund Frith (Son) Below is a poem for Hilary (Granny) - written for her birthday, knowing she was about to pass - (speaking about the wonderful landscape of Salcombe, where she had a second home for us to spend our summers) - Rosanna Frith-Salem (Granddaughter) The view That keeps on giving A view Like Unconditional love Giving and giving A constant. A view so ingrained I've gained more than I realise A view that will remain long after living The view that keeps on giving // A tight rope stretches from green to green As she is poised and ready about breathe in breathe out Chest puffed Into the blissful serene
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Fazal Noor

In Kashmir, a midwife in a small isolated village. My “dadi” (grandma, father mother) was like her name, Noor (Light) for many birthing people and mothers. She cared for them in labour, ensured the doctor attended to administer pain relief when needed, but gave the full body massage and support through labour mor many a pregnant person. She gave postnatal care, support and massages to help in postnatal recovery too. These were skills passed on from women, to help women in their birth. The ultimate continuity of care is when you help different generations of the same family birth, like my “Dadi” Fazal Noor did prior to retiring
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Lavinia Harris

My mother's story is probably best told by parts of my daughter's Eulogy for her: "When asking my cousins to share memories of Nana, every single person used the word ‘supportive’. She was one of the most loving and supportive women we’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing and even more importantly able call Nana......... She had some incredible quirks, from always making sure we would ‘spend a penny’ before leaving the house. To her most recent and most genius one, of managing to get a wine prescription. I’m convinced that’s her secret to reaching 93, and will definitely be following her advice. "
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Sally-Ann Bromely

A beautiful lady who brought sunshine and magic to everyone she met. A bright star in the sky.
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Lauren Valencia

Lauren was an angel already when she lived among us, she was taken far too soon. She was very kind, intelligent and giving, a dedicated and hard-working person, one of those people who always talked about her family and friends with so much love. I miss her so much and think of her every day
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Charles J R Clarke

Charles James Richmond Clarke died of cancer aged 57 less than 8 weeks after diagnosis. He loved to walk but hated new fangled hiking equipment: as a result he looked like something out of a Victorian hiking guide when he strode across rainy landscapes. He loved his two daughters, Eleanor and Laura, and his wife Anne and was very much loved in return - not only by his family but also by those he worked with, from whom letters poured in when he died. He loved to take and to look at photographs. He assumed a comical half swat position when he took a group shot. He left behind a moldy box of negatives and slides in the garage that he had never shown to us during his lifetime and which narrowly escaped being thrown away. I have since shown these as part of my work, in a piece called 'Some Places I Have Never Been to.'
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Nicky Kirby

My brilliant sister Nicky died in April ‘18 and she is missed every single day by so many people who loved and love her. Forever her little sister, Laura
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Lesley McIntosh

I was thinking of my mum this week on what would have been her 73rd birthday.
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Sue Duncan

6 weeks from cancer diagnosis to death. An absolute tornado that ripped through us all. I’m not sure if those weeks even gave me the time to process it.
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John Henry Hanks

My dad was born during the great smog of 1952. The smog along the Thames was so dense his father recalled having to feel his way along the buildings when returning home from the maternity hospital to meet his new son. Dad’s final departure 63 years later was also by the Thames at St Thomas’ Hospital. So I feel really close to my Dad by the river.
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Gerald Michaels

We were born two generations apart, but were two peas in a pod. An incredible man, a true gentleman, with old fashioned values, yet with one toe dipped curiously in the modern world, which both fascinated and repelled him. Although I carry forward many of our shared pastimes, the world is a much less interesting place without him.
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Ruth Smith

My mother died in a Care home during lockdown. Cheated of a Proper funeral I wish her name to live on through this installation
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Patrice Lumumba

I have selected Patrice Lumumba because for me he symbolised the standing against oppression and fighting for the underdog, which has shaped my way of viewing the world. Esmat El-Sherbini, Psychiatrist and author.
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Margaret Catchpole

The reason I have chosen Margaret Catchpole is because she resonates on several levels - she’s from Suffolk, where I have the only family connections to my English Heritage (all others being Jewish and Eastern European/Spanish), she was the most famous, first midwife in Australia and her name, Margaret, is the same as Saint Margaret, the Patron Saint of Women in Childbirth, and because she was a kick-ass woman with a brilliant life-story. She was born illegitimate, uneducated, but still managed to have an amazing life - she stole a horse, escaped from prison, was shipped to Australia, became a midwife, never married or had children and ended up managing a large farm on her own as a ‘settler’ in Australia. Laura Godfrey Issacs, Midwife, Birth Activist and Artist.
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Jon Underwood

I met Jon Underwood in October of 2016. Jon founded Death Cafe together with his Mum Sue Barsky-Reid in late 2011 and it has become a world movement inviting people to meet for tea, cake and the opportunity to talk about death. At the time I met Jon I had already been to several Death Cafe’s and had been involved in facilitating a couple. I was surprised, not only by his height (as a six foot woman I rarely have to crane my neck to talk to someone in a small corridor as I did that evening) but by his unassuming nature and his gentleness. I guess I had unconsciously presumed that the person who had begun a movement as challenging as Death Cafes would be themselves challenging to meet, but Jon was easy to be around. Emma Curtis, secular minister and a psychological therapist specialising in grief and resilience
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Breonna Taylor

We want to commemorate Breonna Taylor, who was only 26 years old when she was fatally shot by police 8 times while in her own home in Louisville and yet no police officer has been charged. An Emergency Medical Technician training to be a nurse, she was a daughter, and a girlfriend, and won’t ever get to be a mother, or a grandmother. YARA + DAVINA
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Tony Elliott

Founder of Time Out, supporter of the arts, former trustee of Somerset House