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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lost in body but forever beside us in spirit

On the 16th January 2013 at 16.15 Vicky finally lost her brave battle. She went peacefully, surrounded by her family. She was strong right up to the end and is now finally free. She was a beloved wife, daughter, sister and friend and will be greatly missed. She was an inspiration to us all by embracing the ' Imagine it ' ethos, of living for every moment. May she forever rest peacefully among the poppy fields.

As you all know one of Vicky's passions is to raise awareness of ACC so others don't have to walk the path she so valiantly undertook. As one of the driving forces behind Imagine It (www.imagineit.org.uk) it seems fitting that we continue to do this through regular events and challenges with all funds raised going to the University of Michigan's ACC research project. Among social events, half marathons, and 'insane terrain' runs a team of 22 of us are taking on the 3 peaks in 24 hours challenge in August. Watch this space as with Vicky's spirit around us we can truly conquer this disease with greater awareness and funds for the ACC research project. Together we can be an unstoppable force.

Secondly, Vicky learned to love life despite the barrage of emotional and physical challenges therefore it is only fitting that we continue the story of the journey that Vicky and her body took. There is still plenty to tell and while we may lack the creative finesse with the written word that Vicky so clearly demonstrated, as with all that Vicky put her mind to there is a memorable story to come. Watch this space.

In the meantime take heart and inspiration from the rare spirit that Vicky held and go live your life passionately, don't sweat the small stuff, hug those that are close and learn to laugh out loud!

We love you unconditionally Vicky and thank you for the many memories and lessons you have taught us. A true super star.



  1. Hi Fynn,

    I am so sorry for your lost. Vicky will most certainly live on, her spirit and strenth carried in many people's memories.

    Look after yourself and your wee family. xxxx

  2. Hi Fynn
    Really sad...I heard about Vicky.for the first time in Cosmopolitan and her story touched me.. I was since then reading her blog. She was such an inspiration to people having cancer or not and I'm sure more and more people will check her blog to get inspiration. I think her rest in peace is going to be more than deserved.
    I'm sorry for your loss but you have to stay strong!

    Regards from France.

  3. So sorry to hear this. I lost my very best friend last November to this horrible disease and miss her terribly. I have followed Vicky's blog since she began it, what an inspiration she has been. I feel like I knew her, even though we never met. God bless you for loving her and continuing to keep her memory alive. My heart aches for you and your family. Stay strong and continue your fight to make a difference for others.

    Illinois, USA

  4. So sorry to hear this news. I first heard of Vicky as Linda (No 9) also made my wedding dress, and from there I got to her blog. Couldn't read at first as it was just as a friend of mine died from another form of cancer, but when I did I found her truly inspirational. Has made me more determined to make the most of my own life and realise how my own health issues totally pale into insignificance. I'm sure the memories of Vicky will help you and your family find strength in dealing with this terrible loss

  5. I've kept up to date with reading this blog since reading about Vicky in the paper and her obvious determination and passion for life was amazing. I'm so so sorry for your loss, this must be an awful time for you. I'm glad you will be continuing Vicky's story as I'm sure it will help with awareness of her illness. xx

  6. So sorry to hear of your loss. Vicky's blog has really inspired me to live life to the full and to cherish each moment. I'm so grateful she chose to share something of herself with us all xx

  7. :( feared this as no posts have occured. Hope you were surrounded by love and free from pain.......what a light in the darkness you have been. May you rest in peace Vicky. Hope you are in a amazing place with lots of ponies to love.
    My deep sympathies to your loved ones specially Fynn and toast
    One day at a time is all you can do guys
    Stacey (Australia)

  8. I have been an avid reader of Vicky's since she starter her blog and when no Italy posts appeared I knew in my heart something was not right. Fynn, I am so sorry for your loss and I hope you and your family are remembering all of the amazing,laughter filled moments it is so obvious through her writing that she shared with all of you. Vicky was an inspiration and truly inspired me to live everyday fearlessly. Rest in peace Vicky. You will be sorely missed.