If you want to send any photos from the party please send them to:
katiesfight@googlemail.com
Thank you



Monday, 22 February 2010

Katie's fight ended today at 10.15am while the snow fell outside. She was loved by so many and will be missed so much. But I know she is in a better place now, her suffering has ended. We will all still feel her love, fun, care and kindness as she looks over us from heaven. Her party will be the celebration she deserves. And with all my love she will rest in peace. XXX

161 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh dear dear dear Giles,

my thoughts and tears are with you now. Heaven is a much better place for our loss.
Katie is a true inspiration to the world - a shining star that will never ever be forgotten.
with much love and hugs
Nicky Max and Aurelia xxx

reena said...

Sending you love, strength and courage in this difficult time. Katie has left an amazing legacy, and everyone that she touhed will remember her. Hold your family close and tight and I know no words can replace the beauty that is Katie.

I feel so much for you and your family and hope that time will help heal the gap she has left in your lives.

You are an amazing family.

Much love and support

Reena
Reena

emma said...

So so very sad,
Rest in peace katie,
never forgotten,
giles our thoughts are with you and your family,
emma chesterman and family.

Anonymous said...

Giles, Sophie, Sam & Eavie,

I am so terribly sad to hear this. Katie has put up such a brave fight and has taught us so much in the process. You are all, no doubt, immensely proud of her.

Take strength from each other in the times to come and remember that she loved you all so much and that love will never die.

Angie, Paul, Lucy & Kate xx

Melissa said...

A beautiful girl who became an even more beautiful woman. Every memory I have of Katie makes me smile.

So sorry for your loss.

Melissa

xxxxx

Karen Watt said...

My dad will look out for you Katie and make sure you are OK. Much love to all your family who, like yourself, have shown outstanding courage and love. You will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.
Karen

Anonymous said...

Our loss is certainly heavens gain. There is another bright star in the sky as of tonight.
God bless you Giles and all the family.
Sarah, Nigel and kids

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the children and your families. Katie was an amazing and inspirational woman and she will be so so missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help in any way at all.
Sonja and family at No.17.

Anonymous said...

To all the family, so saddened to hear the news this morning. Stay strong, stick together and keep Katie's light shining brightly. She will always be with you.
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Love Jenny & Hick Hill (Karen Horner/Watt's sister and husband).

Anonymous said...

No words can express how so very sad I am to hear that Katie has passed away. She was so courageous and brave, an example to us all. Much love to you Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie.
Liz, Trevor and family xxxxx

Julie Ball said...

Rest now Katie, the angels have taken you to a much better place, take your place with them beautiful angel and watch us from up on high. I am sure you will let your loved ones know you are still with them as you always will be so loved and missed.
Giles, the courage and care you have shown is amazing, and pain you must all be feeling I am sure is too much to bare. How lucky we all were to have Katie in our lives in some way. All our thoughts are with you all as always.
Love and big big hugs tothe children
Julie, Gary, Aimee & Teddie
xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,

I am so so sad to hear Katie has lost the battle she fought so valiantly. She is such an inspiration to us all and she will never be forgotten. The children are her wonderful legacy to this world, and what beautiful children they are, just like their mother.

Much love,
Sarah, Lottie and Alice xx

Mark Ashworth said...

Dear Giles
We're all so sorry to hear that Katie has eventually lost the fight. Our thoughts are with you and your family and hope that you can continue to celebrate what Katie brought to the world especially Sophie, Sam ans Evie.
With much love
Mark and all the Ashworths

michaela said...

All my love to you Giles, and your beautiful family - you have been so brave.

I will cherish all my wonderful memories of Katie.

Mic xxx

Anonymous said...

Truly sorry to read this post. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today. Of Katie you can truly say she will never be forgotten.

Much love
Mandi

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and family
Katie has touched so many lives and most definitely changed them for the better. I will never forget what an amazing, inspirational lady she was.
My thoughts and love are with you now
at this very sad time.
Nicola Mc xx

Mark Ashworth said...

Dear Giles
We're all so sorry to hear that Katie has eventually lost the fight. Our thoughts are with you and your family and hope that you can continue to celebrate what Katie brought to the world especially Sophie, Sam ans Evie.
With much love
Mark and all the Ashworths

Anonymous said...

Dear giles and family,
I am truly sorry for your loss and even though she will be missed dearly, her presence will always be with us in the classes at Hanbury.
She was an amazing lady and will always stay close to my heart.
Thank you for letting us share her and for keeping us informed.
At least she is no longer in pain.
Rest in peace dear katie!
Lots of love terri xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear giles and family,
I am truly sorry for your loss and even though she will be missed dearly, her presence will always be with us in the classes at Hanbury.
She was an amazing lady and will always stay close to my heart.
Thank you for letting us share her and for keeping us informed.
At least she is no longer in pain.
Rest in peace dear katie!
Lots of love terri xxx

marie said...

What a fight Katie put up!!What a loss for you Giles and the children. I hope you keep this blog for posterity... so the children can see how much they were loved and how hard Katie fought to stay with them. A wonderful , brave and very much loved,mother ,wife and daughter!!All our sympathyand love marie and jamesxxx

James said...

Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our Daily Bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, Amen.
Today, Katie enters Eternal Paradice, Eternal Haapiness and peace and prays for each one of us that we may join her in the Heavenly Kingdom of God. My prayers are with you all at this time.

Anna said...

A few weeks ago in St Paul's Cathedral, Alina asked if she could light a candle for Sophie's mummy. We will do the same tonight and will be thinking of you all.

I am so sorry that I didn't have longer to get to know Katie better, our children have made music together for the last couple of years. She was my Suzuki buddy, much better organised than me, making sure I had the right dates and times for things, helping out with my babies, sitting next to me at concerts and always a friendly, smiling face amongst the other parents.

This blog is an amazing testament to a very brave person who fought hard against a cruel illness. Her positivity and warmth shines through in every entry, even the ones that make more difficult reading.

Our thoughts are with all the family today, with love, James, Anna, Alina, Lewis and Jonah Gower

Anonymous said...

Giles,sophie,sam and evie

My thoughts are with you all at this sad time, katie was a beautiful brave woman - at least she is free from all the pain and discomfort,

RIP katie. Xxx

Louise
(The babysitter)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Giles

Be sure that all our love and thoughts are with you. No words can truly express the feelings of sadness felt by so many.

Savita and Simon

Anonymous said...

Heartbroken to hear this news - I hope you are all able to find some peace in the coming days.

I have always envied Marianne her university friends - our times together with you both, your children, Marianne, Becky, Dawn have always been great times and we have always treasured your friendships.

Much love,

Matthew

James Ashworth said...

Dear Giles,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. It's such a tragedy and I am sure the love and happiness that Katie brought to this world will live on through the memories of all who knew her.

With love

James and Catherine Ashworth

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles
A brave brave lady has left us.I think of Katie and smile. She has left apart of herself within us all.
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Giles, children and family
I am so sorry to hear the news Katie was such a beautiful lady on the inside and out! You all must feel so proud! If there is anything you need that I can possibly do?!!!
Elize x

Jo Paxton said...

Heaven got a new angel today,
I knew last night as the stars were twinkling extra bright,
Full of anticipation and guiding her way.

You will know the angel that arrived today,
She has long flowing blonde hair,
And radiates beauty from within,
She sits and plays the violin,
the harp is not for her.

Her loving family and friends weep,
She wasn’t theirs to keep,
But she will look down each day,
To watch her children play,

She is at peace now, in no more pain,
So no more tears, our loss is heavens gain.

Heaven got a new angel today,
We will miss you Katie.

By Jo Paxton

Sharon said...

My dear Giles, so sorry that this time has finally arrived. I can honestly say I feel so honoured to have known Katie and seen her at her best. She is truly an inspiration and touched so many people. Her strength and brightness I know will continue within the family and the memories from the last few months can never be erased. She achieved so much in such a short space of time.
Thinking of you all
Sharon and David (Hanbury)xx

Anonymous said...

Dearest Giles
We are so lost for words. Katie tried so hard to stay with you all. I am sure she will continue to watch over you forever. All our love to you and your three precious children.
Hollie and Deryk xxxxxxx

Nicola Keeling said...

Dear Giles,
So so sorry. Thank you so much for updating the blogg. I wish you some peace and hope you and your children the best for all your futures. Your poor poor children will need you so much now. Take care of them and yourself. With much love (even though I only knew Katie) Nicola and John Keeling x I will never forget your amazing wife x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and all of Katies Family.

What a fight your beautiful wife and Mummy put up against this dreadful disease. Words cannot express how sad i feel that she has been taken away from you. You will always have your memories of her,they will last forever. You must be so proud of her.

What an amazing lady and what a wonderful family. Hold on to each other for support. Thinking of you all at this incredibly difficult time.

With much love and huge hugs for Sophie, Sam and Evie.

Christine Cowan and family (Mum of Ella)xxx

Anonymous said...

Dearest Giles, I am so proud to have called Katie my dear friend for the last 30 years. Nobody deserves to suffer like this and our comfort is that she's now at peace.

You and Katie's family have been amazing throughout her fight against this cruelest of illnesses.

All our love to you, the children and Katie's family from Neil, Amanda & Cameron Pearson and Liz and Mick Rainbird (my parents) xxxx

Anonymous said...

Having followed Katies blog for a couple of months, I can say that Katie has brought to us all a brave and inspiring picture of life and what's most valuable - family and loved ones. It has been a privelege to observe and I wish you all happy memories and peace following her passing.

I'm sure I'm not alone in saying that Katie's strength, character and the wonderful legacy she has worked so hard to create will live on. If you should choose at some point in future to point us to a cause or fund that you know she valued most during her care - please let us know.

Fiona x

Anonymous said...

An amazing woman who has taught us all the real meaning of courage and strength. Giles, sending you and the children so much love at this time. Katie will be in our hearts forever. Love Charlottexxx

Jill Murray said...

Dear Giles and All of Katies family.

We stand by you during this most painful time. I know you are extremely proud of your girl.

This is one of my favourite poems and it was used in a film called Carve her Name with Pride. The character reminds me of Katie.

Bless you all.

The Murray Family
xxxx

The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
Is yours

The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.

A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours.

Anonymous said...

To Giles, sophie, sam, evie and family
Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Katie R.I.P. You are no longer in any more pain. So brave.
All our love
Hannah and scott
x x x

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you all on this sad, sad day.

Look after each other.

Love

The Batchelors

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and lovely family, I am so so sorry to hear about Katie Sending you all loads of love at this very difficult time.
With much lovexxxxx
Sue @ The Hertford Clinic

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with you at this terrible time,Katie was an amazing lady.You must be very proud of her incredible fight, she was a true inspiration.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all.
kelly,andy,maia finley ans summer xx

Anonymous said...

I'm so very very sorry, what an amazing lady, Katie is such an inspiration for everyone. My thoughts are with you all. Suzie xxx

Pat Wordley said...

Dear Giles

I don't know what to say, except to agree with you that Katie is in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

love

Patxx

Anonymous said...

Giles we are so sorry to hear that katie has passed away. She was a wonderful lady and always smiling. She will be smiling at you all down from heaven saying i'm not in pain now. She will be always watching down on you and the children, making sure your all happy.

Katie if your up there and still reading this blog you will never be forgotten down here not by anyone and we will all be there for your 3 wonderful children if they ever need anything.

love and a big hug
michelle, Russell, Oliver, and zach

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie,Sam, and Evie

We are sending you so much love at this sad and immensley difficult time. Katie has left an incredible legacy in her three beautiful children and has touched everyone that knew her in so many ways. She will always be remembered and loved so much.
We send you all and Katies family too, big big hugs and cuddles.
With all our love Ian Clare Thomas Edward Victoria and Harry xxxxxxxx

Margaret (surgery) said...

Giles Sophie Sam Evie

I am so sorry Katie was a lovely person. My heart goes out to you and your lovely family they will give you strength in the coming months.
Margaret (surgery) xx

Anonymous said...

To Giles and Family,

I've thought all night,
And I've thought all day,
Of what to write
and what to say.

I feel so sad, I sit and cry
and ask myself "why, oh, why
was Katie taken from us so soon?"
Her laugh, her smile lit up the room.

She was a beautiful person,
A wonderful friend,
Now her time on earth
Has come to an end.

I'll always remember,
I'll never forget
The times we have shared
From the moment we met.

She was special to many
A good friend to me
I will think of her often
- I'll miss you Katie.

By Jo Bartlam

Anonymous said...

Oh Giles what an honour it was to have beem friends with Katie, she will never be forgotten at Hanbury. You realy are the most inspirational couple I have ever known, and Katie the bravest she really did fight. Love hugs and kisses to you all. Maureen xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles

we are so very sorry to hear such sad news. Our thoughts are with you, your children, and Katie's nearest and dearest. She was obviously loved by so many. Love to you all. Patti, Harish, Asha, Maya & Lily Parmar

Lynne said...

Dear Giles & family
I'm so so very sorry to hear your sad news.I only met Katie once but feel like I knew her and she was such a brave lady.My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.

Take care

Love
Lynne (Hertford Clinic) xxx

Liz said...

Dear Giles

There are no words to express what I feel. Katie has been an inspiration to everyone, I have learnt so much about life from her. She will never be forgotten.
All my love to you, Sophie,Sam and Evie and to the rest of your wonderful family
Liz

Ian said...

Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie

I am thinking of all of you all at this sad time.

I only met Katie several times but it didn't take long to realise she was a lovely person, wife and mother. I have been following this blog hoping that Katie's courage and love would be enough but sadly it was not to be.

With much love

Ian & Andie

Fiona Allen said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,

So sad to hear that Katie lost her fight. Her spirit, sense of humour and tenacity show through in all her recent entries on the blog and she is obviously truly loved by family and friends.

Have strength in the difficult times to come.

My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Love Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, & Evie

I am so sorry to hear about Katie she was a beautiful loving lady and a great mother she will be very missed but never forgotton.

With much love to you all x

Your Golf Coach
Hanbury

Anonymous said...

my thoughts are with your family.. Katie is a very courageous woman and truly inspirational..may she rest in peace.

Melissa Kelly said...

Giles,
My thoughts are with you and the children now.
Rest in peace Katie, there will not be a brighter star in the sky.

Mel and Family

Anonymous said...

Some words in hope to comfort you at this sad time


You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Sara said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie,
We are so sorry to hear this news.
I will always remember Katie for her radiant smile and her kindness. She was a truly wonderful person, a good friend and a smashing Mummy too.
She seems to have touched so many lives; inspiring people to believe in their own strength and courage through her shining example.
Our thoughts and prayer are with you now and always - all our love,
Sara & Andy

Chere said...

With my love to you all. Remember that Jesus himself said TODAY you will be with me in paradise! Your beautiful girl is now safely in that place where there are no more tears, no more suffering and certainly no more cancer. May she rest peacefully until you are all reunited again. Every blessing Chere Hunter from Northaw and Cuffley Churches

Emma said...

Dear Giles

So sorry to hear that Katie has lost her brave and courageous fight.
Her blog is a true inspiration, so brave and strong to the very end.
You and your beautiful children must be so proud of her, they will have a very bright star to look up to.
I hope you can in time find comfort in the wonderful memories she has left you all and i'm sure she will be watching over you all always.

So very sad for your enormous loss.

Love Emma
(old school friend and Cuffley neighbour)

Anonymous said...

Dearest Giles and Family,

I have been away from the computer since Friday and this is the first time I could read the blog, I am so sorry. You seem like such a strong family and sure will remain this way going forward. Katie has made me change the way I live my life, especially with the three children. As we are not sure what the world is going to deal to us, there are no guarantees in life. Wishing you all the best.

Nichola (Williams) and family (Goffs School)..x

Jan@Goffs said...

I am very sad to hear that you have lost Katie. I knew her many years ago at school and have got to know her again through her marvellous blog entries. I wish you all strength and peace.

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and your wonderful family

Words, however kind can't mend your heartache:
But those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind
May you find strength in the love of your family and in the warm embrace of friends.

Deepest heartfelt Sympathy at this terribly sad time.

Sarah, Cal, Will & Emily xxxx
Magnolia Close

hazel said...

Dear Giles and Family
There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Katie was an amazing woman who fought to the very end with such courage and dignity. Rest in peace Katie free from pain, your star will never cease to shine
Thinking of you Love Hazelxx

Mrs Caswell said...

Katie was such an amazing woman. She was always so strong & brave. She will be missed very much. Her children shine with her strength, courage & braveness. She is an inspiration to so many. She will never be forgotten. I send you all my love & deepest wishes on this sad day. xxxxx
xx Mrs Caswell xxxxxx

Vikki said...

Giles

I'm so very sad to learn that Katie has lost her courageous fight. What an inspiration she has been to me and so many others, and through this most difficult time I hope this legacy brings you some comfort.
I will always remember Katie's kind eyes, beautiful smile and gentle nature. Through her blog she has shown amazing honesty, bravery and dignity and touched the lives of so many people.

My thoughts are with you and your beautiful children.

Vikki (Gracie's mum)

Catherine said...

Thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Catherine Crisp (Michael's mum)

Anonymous said...

Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and Family

We are so sad to hear this today.

We are thinking of you all at this very difficult time

With love,

Chris, Liz, Jessica and Bethan xxx

Anjella said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie & Katie's family

I am so saddened by this news - though she is no longer in pain.

With much love and sympathy at this time

Anjella

Anonymous said...

Dear giles and family,

I am so so sorry my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. Be strong giles because you have wonderful children who need you more than ever. Time as they say is a great healer.............

Mrs caroline spires

Anonymous said...

So sorry and sad, Katie was an inspiration and will not be forgotten, love from Viv (Hanbury)

Anonymous said...

For Your Katie Giles

Although you'll never see her face
Or hear her voice again
Your thoughts of her won't be replaced
They always will remain.

She had her fight, she battled through
Now you've been left behind
But your heart will keep your love for her
Forever in your mind.

Days will pass, memories fade
But nothing has it cost
Cause in the children you both made
Her love will never be lost.

HEAVEN IS A RICHER PLACE AS A NEW BEAUTIFUL BLONDE ANGEL HAS COME

God Bless You All

Fran xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Pratt, Sophie, Sam and Evie

I am so sad and sorry to hear about Katie. She was an amazingly lady and has certainly changed the way that I think about things. Please give the children my love and let them know that I am at school for them to talk to and support them in the next bit of this journey.

Thinking of you all
Mrs Saliah

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles,
i was so sorry to hear that Katie finally lost her long fight. My thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. I will remember katie fondly and smile every time i see a picture of the children as they remind me so much of her.
Anna Paris

Anonymous said...

Our paths rarely crossed but i know from reading your blog over the last few months what a wonderfully special and courageous person you were. You are the brightest star in the sky and your children will continue to carry your legacy.
To Giles and family, a great loss but such wonderful memories.Katie will live on forever in all of you. An inspiration to others and for me she proveided a totally new way to look at life. Thinking of you all.
xxxx

Anonymous said...

So sad that Katies fight has come to an end, but you are right Giles, she is in a better place now where she suffers no more.

Katie is a great inspiration to us all and has demonstrated with her thoughts,words and actions how to live life and face death and dying with the most amazing dignity,strength ,courage,wisdom,
humour,kindness and selflesness.

Truly a genuine shining star.

My thoughts and prayers are with you Giles ,Sophie,Sam ,Evie and Katies parents and family.

With Love Andrea

Anonymous said...

To all of Katie's lovely family,

I am sure that Katie is now a beautiful angel in heaven, inspiring all our loved ones that we have lost, just as she has inspired us and touched all our hearts.

She is probably making sure everyone is OK and looking after all the child angels - I would be delighted if she was looking out for my beautiful Bethany.

She will be a fantastic guardian angel for Sophie, Sam and Evie.

Lyrics from "Yesterday" by Leona Lewis

"They can take tomorrow and the plans we made,
they can take the music that we'll never play,
all the broken dreams,
take everything, just take it away,
but they can never have yesterday,

they can take the future that we'll never know they can take the places that we said we will go,
all the broken dreams take everything, just take it away,
but they can never have yesterday"

All my love
Louise Walker x

Anonymous said...

What terribly sad news. I don't believe that Katie lost her fight. I think she won it. She fought bravely and she fought hard and she won the fight by being the person she was and never giving up. She may no longer be with us but she will always be remembered as a woman with spirit and determination and those are the traits of a winner.

May she rest in peace and may you find the strength in yourselves to cope with your loss.

My very deepest sympathy
Diana

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles
Our thoughts are with you and the family at this time.
With love
Andy & Caroline Reeves

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Katie was such an inspiration. Love and strength came through in all her messages. You have some wonderful memories. May you find the strength you are all going to need.
If I can help in any way, please ask.
Love and prayers to you all
Sue Collins
x x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles

Our thoughts are with you and the children at this difficult time and some lovely memories of your early days in Badgers.

Love Elaine, Kathryn & Shelties x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles Sophie Sam & Evie It has taken us all afternoon to come up with the right words to express how we feel about Katie.We are so lucky to have moved next door to such a lovely family.Katie was such an inspirational person,whose bravery,courage & love of life will live on in all of you.Katie was both beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside and I don't think we ever saw her without a smile on her face.She never gave up fighting and was always so positive about life.Giles you have been so brave and strong for Katie and our thoughts are with you ,the children and the rest of your family. Katie is now at peace and looking down on her wonderful family and all her friends. We are all lucky to have known such a wonderful,vibrant person and we will miss her very much. Rest in peace Katie.We will always remember you. With much love to you all Rob Mel Harry & Charlie xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,
We were so sad to hear that Katie lost her fight this morning. She faced her illness with such courage and dignity. You have all been so amazingly strong and brave. Our thoughts are with you all.

With love and best wishes,

Ian, Alison, Tom, Emily and Louis (Veryard)x

Anonymous said...

Katie achieved so much in life not least to have been truly loved by so many. What a special person.
How she loved you Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie and all her family. She tried so hard to stay by your sides. What an inspiration and a shining light. This cannot be extinguished by death. Katie's legacy will live on in those she loved so much.
Our love to you all, Pam and Gary

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles,Sophie,Sam and Eavie

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult of times. Katie was an inspiration to us all with her very brave fight as are you and your family.

Love to you all
Val and Pete

Anonymous said...

I never even had the pleasure of meeting Katie, but i know what a caring, strong person she was right until the end.
Life is so cruel. She will never be forgotten xxx

gary.tillcock said...

Dear Giles,
Our thoughts are with you,Sophie, Sam, Evie and the rest of your family at this sad time as you come to terms wih the loss of kind, beautiful and courageous Katie.

Love to all

The Tillcocks ( Maddi )

Jenny Crewe said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie, and Katie's family
We are all so devastated that Katie has lost her fight. She fought this terrible illness throughout with such bravery and courage we were all humbled.
She taught us all so much about living and changed the way in which I view things.
She was a beautiful, caring and kind person who was a fantastic Mum and I feel honoured to have known her.
Sophie, Sam and Evie, I know Mummy will be watching over you all of your lives and she will always be with you. Just look into your hearts and she will be there for you. She has made some beautiful memories for all of you to treasure.
Be strong all of you and carry on supporting each other as a family.
I am sure you are all so proud in the way she dealt with her illness with dignity and humour.
All our thoughts and prayers are with you today and through this difficult time.
Much love
Jenny and Family.
xxx

Richard said...

Giles
gutted for you and the kids. Your wife was an amazing lass, with the biggest smile this side of Cuffley. I'll always cherish all the positive memories of Uni days and lazy student holiday in Greece.
thinking of you all
Rich xx

Carolyn said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, and of course Katie's Mum and Dad who have lost a daughter.
God Bless

pat said...

So sorry Katie lost her fight she was an inspiration to us all, I am honoured to have known and worked with her. Thoughts are with you and your family.
God bless you all.

Love Pat

Nick said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and our thoughts are with you, the children and the rest of your family. Katie's life and her courage are an inspiration to us all and we will carry the memory of her in our hearts always.

With all our love,

Nick, Melissa and Elena

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles , Sophie , Sam and Evie ,

We are so saddened to hear the news that Katie has lost her fight.

I will always remember her lovely smile and the fun we had when we worked together .

All our love to you and the kids Sandra , Alan , Olivia and Lewis (Mcgroarty)

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,

The world lost an amazing lady today, mother and wife. Full of so much courage and determination. Truly inspirational in her battle. We are so sorry that Katie's fight finally came to an end.
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

Natalie, Paul, Felicity and Alicia Sharpner (Hanbury) xxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, we are so sorry. You and the kids and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lots and lots of love to you all, Jonty, Abby, Milly and Felix. XXX

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and Family,
Our thoughts are with you on this very sad day. Katie was a true inspiration and a lovely and very brave lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
With love,
Cathy, Barry, Toby and Sophie

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie and family

So sorry to hear of the loss of Katie, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. We have found a poem which we thought was appropriate

Although you cannot see her
She is not far away
She is in your mind and memories
Today and every day

Life will go on without her
That's how it's meant to be
So make the most of it
For life is short - you see!

Let her love be your strength and anchor
Each and every day
To help you through this journey
That you take, come what may.

Lots of love
Steve, Julia, Clare and Chris xx

Laura Layton said...

I am deeply sorry to hear that Katie has been taken from her loving, caring families touch today, though she will remain in the heart and mind of every persons path she crossed, looking at so far 96 entries all sharing their emotion is something for you all to be so proud of, no body wants to loose a friend, a loved one, a daughter, a mother and I am sure it will take many a lifetime to come to terms with the loss of this truly corageous , beautiful, graceful, strong, amazing, need I go on ! Katie and Giles and all of your family you are in my thoughts now and always, I offer you peace and sympathy, may your beautiful wife, lover, friend, daoghter and mother be watching over you all now and always.

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie

So sad to hear that Katie has lost her fight. She fought so hard to stay with her family. My thoughts are with you all on this very sad day.

Rest in peace Katie.

Love Tracey (Castlegate) xx

Celia said...

Giles
I was so sad to read that Katie lost her fight this morning. My heart goes out to you, Sophie, Sam and Evie.

The Existence of Love
(Marjorie Pizer)

I had thought that your death
Was a waste and a destruction
A pain of grief hardly to be endured
I am only beginning to learn
That your life was a gift and a growing
And a loving left with me.
The fact of death
Cannot destroy what has been given.
I am learning to look at your life again
Instead of your death and your departing
Much love
Celia

Rosie said...

To Giles & All of Katie's family,

how so so sad and so unfair that the world has to lose someone so special and lovely as Katie.
I'm sure you'll feel her spirit & love still with you throughout your lives.

We have been touched by how devoted her family were to her and you could not have done any more to make these last weeks special and fulfilling for her - she really made the most of every moment and that's something we can all learn from her.

Our thoughts are with you and we will all miss Katie terribly. What an honour to know her.

Much love
Rosie, Mick, Leanna, Mia
xxxx

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and heart go out to all of Katie's wonderful family.
Katie was an amazing ,warm, kind, caring, fun and inspirational person with great courage and strength who will be greatly missed.
The world is a very unfair place.
I know you are at peace now and no longer suffering.

All my love
Jo xxxx

Anonymous said...

So very very sorry to hear the news and thinking of you all tonight.
Reading Katie's blog has been inspiring. Her strength, love and spirit are there with you now and will be always.
Sophie, Mike, Emily and Chloe and the Newsom family.
xxxx xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,
I was so saddened when I heard the news around lunchtime. I can't even imagine how you must be feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dawn

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of Katie, she was an inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten. I feel truly privileged to have known her.

With much love,

Kathy xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie,

There are not many people you meet in life that have all the special qualities Katie did. She fought so hard to have more time with you all and did so much to make such wonderful memories that will be treasured by you all forever. She has left a very special legacy behind, especially in your gorgeous children.

She will be forever young.

Our love and thoughts are with you all.

Nicki & Paul (Allington)
xxxx

Anonymous said...

So sad to hear the news - our hearts go out to all of you. Katie is free of her pain but I'm sure she will be watching over all of you. Treasure all your memories. She was a very special person who will always be in your hearts.
Thinking of you all.
Love
Sharon and Rob

Anonymous said...

Im am so sorry to hear the very sad news. I was priviledged enough to meet Katie only last week at Sam's party and she to me she was a very brave and inspirational woman. Katie will be sorely missed.

Giles my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

Sarah, Adam, Ellie, Jodie & Jade Hughes XXX

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie

I don't think we could say anything different than what has already been posted today.

The words that keep being repeated are Brave, inspirational, Courage and determination which must already be showing in your 3 beautiful children.

Our son George (Sophie's class last year) came out with some very profound words which I think summed it up and they were "I used to see Katie smiling when she brought Sophie to school in her Yoga clothes! It's not called Katie's fight any more but she will always be Katie" What more could we say, so true and spoken by someone so young.

I hope Katie is now in Heaven out of pain and sending down lots of smiles to you all.

Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time and we have learnt such alot from reading a beautifully written diary of such an amazing woman.

The Greenfields
xxxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie & Family

Our thoughts are with you all on this very sad day. Katie was an exceptionally brave and amazing person. Sleep peacefully Katie xx

love, Shelley, Richard, Ruby & Ollie x


Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I do not die.

(a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye)

Christel Ainge said...

If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one lonely person
Into happiness again
I shall not live in vain.
(Emily Dickinson)

Katie, you did not live in vain for you touched so many hearts by not pretending to be anybody else but yourself.
You made me smile ,you made me think and you made me reflect upon the meaning of life and how precious it is.
Tonight we are all desperately sad but with time we will remember and smile.

Fais de beaux rĂªves, Katie,
Christel

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear the sad, sad news....Katie was beautiful, brave and a true inspiration to us all, who will always be remembered.
Our thoughts, tears and strength are with you.
Lots of love
Beth, Nick, Grace and the Stocker family
xxx

Parmjit said...

Dear Giles,
I am so so sad to hear the news.
I will never forget Katies beautiful smile, that is how I will always remember her.
My thoughts are with you and your gorgeous children.
Love
Parmjit
xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and Family,
I am proud to be able to say I knew your wife, and I am so sorry for your family's loss.
I am sure she is busy decorating heaven with her outstanding beauty, style and grace.
No more pain now just a restful sleep.
In my thoughts,
Lynn Torres

THE WALLERS said...

To Giles,and the children

Thinking of you all at this sad time
Take Care
Michelle, Rob ,lewis and Megan x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, children and family,
I have difficulty finding appropriate words which would comfort you.
I cannot add more to what has been said already, other than praying to the same Divine source where our beautiful Katie has gone back to, to give you strength to bear the pain and to shower you all with love.
Katie has moved on to the Brighter Shores leaving behind three little lights to spread her message of LOVE.
You all will be always in my heart
Lot of love

Anonymous said...

Words at this time are difficult and never seem to be the tight ones.
She was a very brave lady with a loving and courageous family.
Our thoughts are with you.
"If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye
For I have left my heart with you
So don't you ever cry
The love that's deep within me
Shall reach you from the stars
You'll feel it from the heavens
And it will heal the scars"
Raphael family

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, & Evie

I'm so very sorry to hear your sad news and that Katie lost her fight this morning. I never actually had the pleasure of talking to Katie at the school but wanted to let you know that reading her blog has truly inspired me. Katie seemed like such an amazing, courageous woman and always looked so stunning and well, I can't quite believe it - she was obviously loved by so many.

My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

Tracey (Jasmine's mum)
x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles and your lovely family and katies too.we are so vey sorry to hear about your sad loss today.words are hard to find at a time like this,just to let you all know we are thinking of you and will allways remember what a truly special wife,mother,daughter,sister and friend she was,never to be forgotten,through her blog we have come to realise how very loved she was by all her family and friends.I had no idea how talented she was,artist and musician,clever,funny and beautiful.so many gifts she was truly blessed and so was everybody who knew her.her mum and dad should be so proud.all our love sandra and jessica from castlegate.xx

Rebecca said...

Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and all Katie’s family

I was so so sorry to hear about Katie earlier today. She was one of my very dearest friends and I feel grateful to have so many happy memories of her over the 19 years we knew each other. Katie was always so positive about her life, her children, her family and her friends - and worked phenomenally hard at everything she did – always to great and successful effect. I know you will all be a great credit to Katie in the future and that her legacy will continue in all of you. This blog is a real testament to all that she meant to so many of her friends, and I hope that it will be a source of great comfort in the time to come.

I am thinking of you all.

All our love
Rebecca, Danny and Amelia

TRacey Wrangle said...

My thoughts are with you all at this time. What truly wonderful memories you have with this blog - absolutely priceless.

My prayers are with you all

Tracey Wrangle (Bury Rangers U6)

Anonymous said...

We are very sorry to hear about Katie, what an inspiration she was and will continue to be to so many people. My children looked at the fun and joyful pictures on your blog and thought they were great. What wonderful treasured memories you will always have.
The Sanderson family

Sam said...

Dear Giles and family,
So very sorry to hear the news we were all dreading. Katie fought so hard and always allowed her inner beauty to shine through. We will all miss her smile and her warm, kind nature and we feel very privileged to have shared some very special chapters of her life.
Wishing you all the strength, comfort and time you will now need.
Our love and thoughts are with you all
Sam, Christian, Elizabeth, William and Charlotte xxxxx

Anonymous said...

I am truly lost for words. Never was there a more beautiful person inside and out. I have such fond memories of Katie from our school days. She will be sadly missed by so many.

Suzy (Bell) x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and all the family.
I was so saddened to hear that Katie's time with you all ran out this morning. I thank you both for allowing us all to share the journey with you, and to teach us some important lessons about living each and every precious day. The only comfort perhaps in this sadness is that Katie had time to prepare some memories for her children in her usual dedicated and creative way. I will never forget Katie especially the happy times we spent in our pre-reg year. I hope the part of Katie that lives on in your beautiful children will somehow help to ease your daily loss.

I am no longer praying for Katie, but praying to her. May she rest in peace.
Bronagh xxxxx

Sharon Day said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and all Katies family

Today has brought the news that we have all been dreading and can only imagine the pain that you all are feeling in losing someone so dear and precious. Katie has touched everyone- the wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. I will never forget her and my thoughts and love are with you all at this very sad and lonely time.
All my love
Sharon and family

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles,Sophie,Sam and Eavie,
no words to describe the pain I feel wright now. I had the honour to know Katie at the gym. It was a pleasure to see her keeping up with every exercise with her distinctive grace. I know we will all keep on seeing her in her place every morning always ready to give us a smile.
I pray for you the children and katie's family in this difficult moment in order God can give you the strength that she would want you to have.
With much love
Stefi

Anonymous said...

Giles, Sophie, Sam, Evie and Katie's family,

We are so, so sad for you all.
We will never forget the courage, the bravery and dignity which Katie showed, as she shared her journey through the illness.
We will think of her love and devotion as a wonderful Mummy to her beautiful children.
We will think of the tremendous strength you have shown together Giles.
Thinking of you all.

With love,
Caroline James Alice and Benjamin

Marianne said...

Goodbye dearest Katie, you fought an extraordinary fight and I'm glad you're feeling better now. We had a wonderful time being friends. I'll miss you and will never forget you.

To Katie's family - my thoughts are with you, I'm sending you all my love at this time, hold each other tight and know that Katie is with you forever now.

Marianne, Matthew and Jonathan xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, and Evie

Katie was such a special person, who lit up so many lives.
She will always be in our hearts.

With all our love

Jodie, Neil, Lauren, and Lukie
x x x x

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam & Evie,

We are thinking of you all, I hope the many memories you have of Katie give you some strength to cope with each day as it comes.
Take care of each other.
Love,
Sally, Pete & Emma xxxx

Anonymous said...

So,so sorry to hear the sad news. Its too unfair that such a beautiful, kind, funny and courageous person can be taken away in her prime. Even though we hadn't seen each other for a while I'll never forget Katie and her infectious ability to make people laugh and smile.
Truly missed but never fogotten
Lots of love
Fay and Steve xxx

laurie said...

Dear Giles,
I can't sleep.I woke at 3.30 a.m and am now writing for the first time on the blog.Waking early can sometimes be a time when ones troubles and anxieties come to the fore but that is not how I am feeling.I feel quite calm and peaceful and a sense that the struggle has ended.I am sure in my mind that this sense of release represents in some way the end of Katie's fight.
I think back to the first and last times that I saw Katie.Both occasions were at Castlegate Surgery.She made an indelible impression on me at Waring Robinson's[our former senior partner] retirement 'do' when you first introduced her to all of us.She wore a white trouser-suit and that together with her strikingly blonde hair made everyone's head turn.The last occasion was the Castlegate pre-Christmas lunch when she came along with Evie and was her usual bubbly self.Which image of her will we hold on to in the years to come? For me,the initial ice-cool Katie gave way to the warm loving Mother and work colleague and friend and that is how I will remember her.
Her passing is the saddest of events.I retire in 3 month's time after 30 years at Castlegate.What have I learnt in that time and what has Katie's Fight taught all of us? Humility is the first word that comes to mind.In all my years in practice -and I have witnessed many patients and their families struggle with adversity during that time- I have never seen such courage as Katie and you have shown in these last few months.I am lost in admiration for the way all of you most closely involved with her care have coped.My hat goes off to you and both sets of parents and siblings on both sides for the herculean efforts that have been made on Katie's behalf.No family could have done more for their loved one.
Katie's illness was cruel.I s there any source of solace or comfort for those left behind? I think we have all struggled with that one.My view is to use a quote from a popular film 'Notting Hill'.This line was spoken by the lady character-in her mid-thirties- confined to a wheelchair due to a road accident.She said and I quote 'The older I get and the more I see of life,the less I see rhyme or reason to events that befall each and everyone of us'.
Finally,and I am speaking for all of us at Castlegate,our hearts go out to you,Sophie,Sam and Evie and to all of your families.Katie will live on in all of us...........Laurie

Maria said...

My deap heart hello to you all in this "family".
Surely I dont belong to the ones who can say many about Katie, but what I have seen and heard from her dearing parents helped me realize her heart strength, nothing to compare with her body one.
The person I see in these photos will never be gone as her children have been given sooo many that will always remind her presence.
Your strong bonds will keep you go on for her and for what she dreamed of.
My tears are lonely hear in front of this screen, but God help you, to always have one another and support each other in this life...........

Maria from Greece - Crete - Chania

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam, and Evie,
We are so sorry. I don't know what to say apart from we will all miss her and send you our love.
Helen, James, Maisie, Emily and Jessica xxx

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.
Tommy, Paula, Rebecca and Oscar

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles Sophie,Sam,Evie,

Our thoughts are with you all. My lasting memory will be seeing Katie so strong and smiling at Sam's birthday party. Thinking of you all

Charles, Carol, and Girls.

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles

You really are a truly inspirational husband and Daddy whom I'm sure will get some help from knowing that Katie no longer has to fight and is free of pain. How glad I am to have known the beautiful and courageous Katie.Your kids and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sallyanne xxx

Anonymous said...

very sad news... she will be sadly missed.

she will live on in all our memories and in your beautiful children. Never forgotten.

Nicky (lukes mum) Dean Sean & Luke x

Kate Hulme said...

So sorry to hear this very sad news. Thinking of you all.
Kate x

Sarah said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie,
I hope you find a small shred of comfort from this poem.
1. When you feel a gentle breeze
Caress you when you sigh
I,ts a hug sent from Heaven
From a loved one way up high

2. If a soft and tender raindrop
Lands upon your nose
They,ve added a small kiss
As fragile as a rose.

3. If a song you hear fills you
With a feeling of sweet love
I,ts a hug sent from Heaven
From someone special up above.

4. If you awaken in the morning
To a bluebirds chirping song
It,s music sent from Heaven
To cheer you all day long.

5. If tiny little snowflakes
Land upon your face
I,ts a hug sent from Heaven
Trimmed with Angel lace.

6. So keep the joy in your heart
If you,re lonely my dear friend
Hugs that are sent from Heaven
A broken heart will mend.

Annette (PAH) said...

Dear Giles and family,

We have been following Katie's fight closely and loved hearing about the activities that you all enjoyed doing ...so many happy memories to treasure with such a beautiful family

We worked with her at Princess Alexandra hospital and are so very sorry to hear that she passed away yesterday. She fought so bravely and made us smile even when so ill. She was dignified throughout.You have all inspired us with your courage.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Love Ceri and Annette x

Annette (PAH) said...

Dear Giles and family,
We have been following Katies fight closely and have enjoyed sharing the wonderful activities that you have all been doing, so many happy memories to treasure. Katie made us smile even though so ill. She was diginified throughout and you have all inspired us with your courage.
We worked with Katie at Princess Alexandra Hospital. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Love Ceri and Annette x

Peter said...

Dear Giles and Family,

We are both saddened by Katie’s death. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Katie dealt with her illness with dignity and courage, you can all be very proud of her.
All our love
Jenny and Peter

Anonymous said...

Giles.Sophie,Sam and Evie,
we are so sorry and very saddened to hear that Katie has lost her brave and determined battle. She has been an inspiration to us all, showing amazing strength and courage throughout.
Our love and deepest sympathy are with you all.
Yvonne and Malcolm [Waite]

QE2 OMFS department said...

Ever since we first met Katie, she has been constantly in our thoughts, even though our contact was brief. It has been a devastating experience that we have followed and shared from afar, but this must pale into insignificance compared to the events which led up to your tragic loss.
We all remember well the bubbly vivacious blonde having recently become a mother again for the third time whose vibrant personality touched our hearts and souls.
We are so very sad for your loss and have been deeply touched by the warmth, courage and fortitude that was Katie's trademark throughout this episode which prematurely extinguished the bright flame that shone within.

Anonymous said...

Giles

I found this poem on the internet and hope you don't mind if I put in on Katie's blog for Sophie, Sam & Evie.

Your Mother, Your Angel

You look back on memories you forgot you had,
And at times you'll smile even though it hurts so bad.

Your mother is a special woman and no one can take her place,
You'll find a piece of mind when you remember her smiling face.

Your mother is an angel now she flies high above the rest,
and in your hearts always and forever she will be the best.

She has earned her wings and it's time for her to fly,
I know it hurts no one is ever ready to say goodbye.

She knows you do not understand and that you cry at night,
But as you finally drift to sleep let her memory hold you tight.

She will be your gardian angel through the rest of your life,
Helping lead you on the path between what's wrong and right.

Your mother loves you so very much and her love will always remain true,
Please don't ever think for a second that your mother will forget you.

A mothers love is like no other in the whole world,
She has the most wonderful memories of a little boy and her girls.

She has taken them with her as she's flown away,
Up to Heaven free of pain which is her home to stay.

So although you can not see her and you wish she could be there,
Your mother can always hear you and your mother will always care.

A mother does not forget the two greatest loves of her life,
And she loved nothing more than being your mummy, and your daddy's wife.

She is so proud of her family and that's in her heart to stay,
Even though she's an angel and has had to fly away.

So as you cry tears remember your mothers love,
Being sent to you from her, from the beautiful Heaven above.

She will be there through your good times, she will be there through your bad,
She will be there when your happy, she will be there when your sad.

Your mother has become an angel now, it is her time to fly,
And you will never know how much it hurt for her to say goodbye.

by Natasha Jordan

thinking of you all

Fran xxx

Anonymous said...

Thank you Giles for letting us share these beautiful photos of Katie with you and continually updating the blog at this time.

"To live on in the hearts of others is not to die."

All our love Neil, Amanda & Cameron xxx

Nicole said...

With tears and heartache we feel your loss and your pain. But glad too that Katie has not got to suffer any more. You are a beautiful and wonderful family and I have no doubt that with all that love you will stay strong.We all so hoped for a happy ending. Much love Nicole, Ralph, Colette, Philip and Timo

Nicole said...

With tears and heartache we feel your loss and your pain. But glad too that Katie has not got to suffer any more. You are a beautiful and wonderful family and I have no doubt that with all that love you will stay strong.We all so hoped for a happy ending. Much love Nicole, Ralph, Colette, Philip and Timo

Anonymous said...

Such sad news... I knew Katie from our secondary school Goffs and had only been told recently about her illness and blog. Much love sent to her husband and family xxx

Oksana said...

Dear Giles and family,

I am very sorry to read those sad news. I am so sorry. I have been reading her blog since my friend Sara told me and my heart has been torn to pieces for your brave and beautiful wife. My prayers are with all of you.

Oksana.

Anonymous said...

Giles, I am so sorry for your loss. Katie was wonderful and will be remembered with much love. I wish you and the children well for the future and send my love and thoughts to you all and the Nicholls family.
Love Catherine Wakelin - Grainger
Old school friend
Xxx

Anonymous said...

Dear Giles, Sophie, Sam and Evie, and of course Mum and Dad, brothers and sister.
This seems a little late but have found it difficult to find the words...
it is through many tears we all write our 'words' of comfort, we all have something in common whether or not we know each other -Katie has been in all of our hearts and prayers for so long now - she really was the most courageous woman I have ever known. We will all miss her incredibly but we know we will never forget her incredible 'fight'.

Giles you have been a tower of strength to your beautiful children and of course your wonderful wife Katie - she is so so proud of you. She will guide you all from above. You have so many wonderful memories and fantastic photos, handprints and outstanding sketches!

Thinking of you all. Much love
The Cavanagh family xxx

Debra Foley said...

Dear Giles,
We are so sorry, I know these words are so inadequate. Katie has touched and changed, for the better, so many peoples lives. She makes us all want to be better people, kinder, braver, more understanding and just more...
Our thoughts and prayers are with You, The Little Ones and the rest of the Family.
I know that you have a 1001 things to do, but don't forget to take care of yourself too.
All Our Love, Debra, Kevin and The Girls (Niamh and Sorcha)XOXO

Ms Tickle said...

So sorry. Our thoughts are with you.
Jen, Nick, Jack and Emil in Baku

Anonymous said...

Giles,

You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers...it is so difficult to express how sorry I am at the loss of such a wonderful person.

Katie, your passing has left us bereft,
wondering why you had to suffer so and why your life was cut so cruelly short.

But you were here for such great purpose,
Sent to teach us humility, courage and compassion...
such important life lessons.

Your love of life and positive attitude,
Of living each moment filled with gratitude for each new day.

Accepting what lay ahead with such bravery,
You have shown us what it is to love unconditionally.

Although your parting brings such sorrow,
You are now at peace and will live in our hearts forever.

All my love LisaXXX

Anonymous said...

Thank you Katie for being part of all of our lives. I am so sad but it makes me smile when I think fondly of you,

Linsey, Cheltenham

Emma said...

So very sorry to have heard of your loss. Katie seemed such a loving, kind, determined and brave lady. It was very humbling to have met her and you, Giles.

My thoughts are with you and your beautiful children and family. May Katie rest in peace.

Emma

Anonymous said...

"Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death"

Ebrahim said...

Im very touched. May you all be reunited with Katie in a very special and happy place.

Lots of Love and God Bless

Ebrahim