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[personal profile] londonronnie
Yet again, thank you to so many lovely friends for posting messages in response to the news of Zoe's passing. I'm so sorry that I haven't been able to respond to everybody individually - I'm staying in a rented flat at the moment, and the owner has a security blanket set up which means that I'm only able to access LJ between 9.00pm and 5.00am! (It's rather amusing actually - when I do try to sign on outside of those times I get an immediate warning that says "PORNOGRAPHY!" *g*)

Several people have asked me about the arrangements for Zoe's funeral. The details were finalised yesterday, and I'm now able to let everybody know that the funeral will take place at Barnsley Crematorium at 13.30 on Tuesday 14th July.

All of Zoe's friends are very welcome to attend the service. Zoe's fiance, Mike, and her family would like friends attending the funeral to wear something containing Zoe's favourite colour, turquoise, and/or reflecting her taste for 1950’s fashions. However, if folks would rather dress formally that's absolutely fine too. In lieu of floral contributions her family would welcome charitable donations to The Barnsley Hospice, a local good cause.

After the service, friends are welcome to join the family for food and drink in The Pheasant at Monk Bretton, which is a local pub that Zoe once worked in.

If anybody would like directions to the Crematorium or to the gathering afterwards please contact me. I can also find out about accommodation nearby if anyone needs to stay overnight.

I can't thank everybody enough for all their support at this extremely tough time. I'm reminded once again that those of us in Pros fandom are all one big family, and I'd just like to say that I really do appreciate everyone's friendship so, so much.

Date: 2015-07-08 07:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] murphybabe
Thank you for letting us know the arrangements for Zoe's funeral. I hope I should be able to get there. I have a hospital appointment that morning but intend to tell them that I need to be seen on time so I can belt up the motorway.

I wish I had a 50s-style dress, but I haven't. However, I can certainly manage something in turquoise to honour our lovely Zoe.

Date: 2015-07-08 07:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
my thoughts will be with you all x

Date: 2015-07-08 10:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I won't be able to be there - but I think there will be a lot of people wearing turquoise, a constellation of tiny little specks of colour scattered over several different countries around the world. I'll be thinking of all of you there - of friends, of Mike and the children, and especially of you. :-(

Date: 2015-07-08 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My thoughts will be with you all. *hugs*

Date: 2015-07-08 01:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think the loss of a friend is very different to the loss of a family member. Friends are in a privileged position that they know things that family members don't and have very different memories to keep alive. Friendship is a treasure; it never fades even after the friend is no longer there. I hope the funeral goes as well as it can for you all. x

Date: 2015-07-08 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't make it - can't leave the bed these days - and I am gutted. Please pass on my condolences to Mike.

Date: 2015-07-08 04:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
We all know you'd be there if you could, sunshine. xx

Date: 2015-07-08 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm sure it will be a lovely service. It's so nice of them to invite friends for food and drink after. I know you all will share you love for Zoe that day.

Date: 2015-07-08 04:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm really upset that I won't be able to attend the funeral but my thoughts will be with you all. xx

Date: 2015-07-10 08:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can not be there but I will wear turquoise from head to toes and my thoughts will be with you all.

Date: 2015-07-12 09:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so very sorry to hear this, there's never a good way to loose a friend, but one so young.

I never had the pleasure of knowing Zoe but I shall wear turquoise in her honour on the 14th.

Take care of you.
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