Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Obituary for Pip O'Neill

My obituary for my friend Pip O'Neill is now up at the Guardian in their Other Lives section. I hope it captures a little of her wonderful wise spirit. You can read it here.


beallen said...

Thank you for the touching obituary you wrote for Philippa, whose death I found out about today. She took me on as a new patient earlier this year, shortly after I had surgery for breast cancer. She was a great listener, a calm, caring presence and - I now realise - a very brave woman. My heart goes out to her friends and family.

Anonymous said...

I have also found out yesterday by reading the obituary that Phillipa has died. I was her patient and feel very touched by her untimely death. She was so full of life, cycling everywhere... and a very supportive and caring homeopath. I saw her about 2 mnths ago and just can't believe she is not here anymore. I do hope you find comfort in all the good memories you must have of her and in her example of bravery.

Virginia Moffatt said...

Thank you for commenting. Pip was all of these things and has died too young and too soon. She chose to live as normally as possible and was able to do that till the last few weeks.She died peacefully, surrounded with love. She's irreplaceable.