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Joan has peace

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:47 am

I've just received the terrible news that Joan has passed away in the small hours of this morning.
All I can do is copy her husband's message.

After settling well into her new hospital, Joan was unexpectedly subject to a return of the infection that had plagued her in February. She was taken to the general hospital at Salon-de-Provence on Monday.

Giles and I went immediately, finding her delirious and feverish, but the staff there quickly took control and the following day she was sleeping calmly in palliative care. We sat with her through the day and she died peacefully at 1 o'clock this morning (Wednesday).

Alison and Alex drove down from Lancashire continuing through the night, arriving safely at about 6 am.

We are hoping for a woodland burial ceremony at Belsay Hall in Northumberland but present circumstances are so difficult - however I promise to keep you informed.





edit on 11th May

Would anyone like Adam's email address? I've just asked him if it's OK for people to message him directly.
PM me if you would like his details.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:00 pm

Oh no. How terrible. I'm in tears here, she was so lovely when we met at Quo Vadis.

Please let us know if there is any kind of charity or memorial fund Gill.
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Re: Joan has peace

Postby dennispc » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:02 pm

Oh, shock, don’t know what to say, but love to all her family.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Suelle » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:08 pm

What sad news, my condolences to all her family.
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Postby herbidacious » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:30 pm

Oh no. That is very very sad.

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Postby smitch » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:33 pm

Very sad news. Thinking of her family

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Postby Amyw » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:36 pm

What awful news . Her expertise and lovely personality made her a treasured member of this board .RIP Joan and love to all her family

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Postby Busybee » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:37 pm

Such sad news, my sincere condolences to her family.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Earthmaiden » Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:56 pm

Such terribly sad news.

Joan made such a difference to everyone who crossed her path in life and was so much loved in return.

My heart goes out to all her family who were so dear to her and I feel sure she will somehow rest in the Northumberland woodland which seems so right. Sending my love, prayers and condolences.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Uschi » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:03 pm

What can I say ... my condolences to her loved ones!

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby karadekoolaid » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:09 pm

Oh no. What tragic news. Such a delightful person.
My sincerest condolences to her husband and family.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby ChinchillaLady » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:10 pm

I am so very sorry to read this sad news, my thoughts and wishes are with her family and friends at this time. I will miss her reports of life in France, she wrote so beautifully of the countryside and local foods, her recipes were always so tasty too.

I do hope she gets her wish for a woodland burial at some time in the not too distant future.

RIP dear Joan.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby patpoyntz » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:10 pm

What awful news, am so very sad to hear this.
I have followed Joans career since her MasterChef days, when she used to write for our local newspaper, and I have lots of cuttings of her recipes from those days.
She was so knowledgable, and wrote so eloquently about her life in France. I will miss her so much.

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Postby Sakkarin » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:18 pm

So sorry to hear this, condolences to all her family :-(

I've posted a piccy in respect to Joan.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Loulou » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:22 pm

I am very sad to hear this news. Thoughts and prayers are with her family. She will be missed on both boards.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby liketocook » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:24 pm

What sad news, my thoughts are with her family and friends

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Suffs » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:35 pm

So very sad to hear this ... a kind and generous spirit and such a sense of fun too. We will miss her ... condolences and love to her family from mine. xx

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:39 pm

Pat, I did see her on the original Masterchef, as I watched the series back in the day.
And have her Christmas pudding recipe kept safe. She made and posted her Xmas pudding to Tony one year, knowing he adored it after the meal on Christmas Day.
It was a light as a feather.

I hope I can do her proud in future.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:40 pm

Gill, I have shared this on the Wildies Facebook page as there are so many ex members over there. Hope this is OK.

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Re: Joan has peace

Postby Gillthepainter » Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:42 pm

That's really thoughtful of you, Pepperness.
Thank you.

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