Tuesday, 18 October 2016

RIP Sonja LeVay MBE.


                                  Sonja Le Vay was appointed MBE for services to the community last year

We are sorry to report the death of our very good family friend Sonja.

I know that most of my 'family' readers will remember her with huge affection. Her remarkable life touched so many.

Sonja was married to the eminent orthopaedic surgeon David LeVay (his book 'Scenes from Surgical Life' is worth reading, if you are interested in medical things).

Sonja was a committed Socialist, Nurse, Magistrate, Samaritan, and Quaker. One of her great successes was to co-found a charity to rebuild an orphanage in Bulgaria. She did so much good for her fellow man, that it's impossible to innumerate all her accolades

Those who knew her, or of her, may like to read her obituary from The Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/16/sonja-le-vay-obituary

Farewell Sonja; you were a good'un. My sincere condolences to Jonathan, his brothers, and her entire extended family.


24 comments:

  1. R.I.P. Sonja - wish I had known her.

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  2. I followed the link. She was a special woman.Thank you for sharing Cro.

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    1. She certainly was special. One of the best.

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  3. She sounds like a lady who achieved a lot of good things in her life, a lady to take inspiration from I think.

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    1. She certainly inspired people around her.

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  4. RIP Sonja. Quite a Lady. May her memory live on

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  5. I read the obituary. What a wonderful person she was.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. There was a lot left out from the obit'.

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  6. So sad for you all ..... Sonja sounded a lovely lady and achieved so much in her life and helped so many. A life well lived. XXXX

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    1. She had a good innings, and, as you say, achieved so much. She puts most of us to shame.

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  7. A remarkable human being. She certainly left the world a better place because of her kindness.

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    1. And a genuinely nice person too. We'll miss her.

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  8. That 'good night' comes too fast for us all and not enough like her coming in her shoes.

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    1. I expect they're there somewhere, hidden away. Sonja never sought thanks or praise, being a 'good' person was simply in her nature.

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  9. Oh that face! She looks like the exact kind of person one would be lucky to know. A wonderful tribute written by you.

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    1. You're right, her presence was exhilarating.

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  10. It is always sad when you lose a dear old friend. But you have given her a fine obituary Cro - she would be proud to read it.

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  11. Despite the terrible news and tragic events we witness daily we should always remember that the vast majority of people in the world are the right kind. That's what keeps us going.

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    1. I hope you're right Gwil; I'm not meeting too many of them these days.

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