**empties a box of tissues**
Years ago, when I was studying and working at Polytech, I met a lady named Sue.
Sue was funny; she was honest; she was friendly and helpful and a lot of fun to be around. She was a single mum with a couple of (then) teenage boys who sometimes battled huge odds - financially, family and health-wise to be able to continue her studies and sometimes when I was on evening shift, we would get together for a coffee and a yak in the quad. We shared the things that made us happy and the things that didn't; ideas and jokes and our little triumphs and sometimes our big trials. Over the years, we would run into each other on the street, or in the supermarket and we would have a hug and a chat, sometimes for ages if we had time. It was always a breath of fresh air to see her.
At 4.40pm today, Sue lost her final battle with breast cancer.
She touched many, was loved by many and will be hugely missed by many. I was blessed to have known her.
Light a candle
Pray for me
To whoever is your Deity
Who blows the wind
And stirs the sea
And holds us in His hand.
Thank you Sue, for being you.