In 2008, on one of my trips to Germany, I was honoured to meet Kat and Ian. Ian was 26 and had mesothelioma, he was a courageous and wonderful person, as was Kat. I felt a strong bond with both of them. It's like meeting someone you feel like you have met in another life time.
Through Kat I met Joan, her mum. Such a wonderful lady, so supportive and loving. She always had something positive to say and was probably one of my fiercest supporters.
I got to know about Sean, Joan's husband, her 2 sons as well as Kat, and Obi, her wonderful dog.
Today Kat contacted me to say that Joan had died suddenly, I am heart broken. Joan was one of lifes angels who earnt who her wings the day she was born.
I am going to miss her so very much.
Dear Kat has had a lot of heart ache, she lost Ian not long after we met and now to lose her wonderful mum who loved her darling daughter so much. She was very proud of Kat and the way she picked herself up and got on with her life. All I can say is that Kat took after her mother, so caring and loving. They have both become my very special friends. South Africa and the UK maybe miles away but on facebook we are in the same room.
Condolences to Kat, her dad Sean, her 2 brothers, and family and Obi the dog. My heart is shattered, I will miss Joan so much as will many others on facebook. She was a very special person.
Another FB friend, Jan put a lovely poem on Joan's page.
Hello There Nice Person
Did Anyone Ever Tell You,
Just How Special You Are
The Light that You Emit
Might even Light a Star
... ... Did Anyone Ever Tell You
How Important You Make Others Feel
Somebody out here is Smiling
About Love that is so Real
Did Anyone Ever Tell You that
Many Times When They were Sad
Your comments made Them Smile a bit
In Fact It made Them Glad
For the Time You Spend Sending Things
And Sharing whatever You Find
There are No Words to Thank You
But Somebody, Thinks You're Fine
Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Much They Like You
Well, My Dearest Friend
Today I am Telling You
To Joan of the angels, we love you so much, Goodnight my beautiful friend x x x