When someone dies, all you want to do is honour their memory, and yet the last thing you want to do is write about them.
Rest in peace, Marion. You were a beautiful, strong, intelligent woman, and your death will be mourned by all who knew you.
I'm glad we visited her in December. We knew then it couldn't be much longer. It was just over two weeks ago.
I'd wanted to visit since we first heard she had pancreatic cancer, in August 2008. I should have gone sooner. I'm glad I went in the end.
My thoughts and sympathies are with her family — they've lost an amazing person.