Monday, October 29, 2012

Emily Collingridge, 1981-2012: her funeral will be held on 6 November 2012

by Tony Britton on October 28, 2012:
Emily Collingridge’s funeral will take place on Tuesday, 6th November 2012 at 12.45pm.

Her parents, Jane and Jim, wish for it to be a private ceremony but say, “ We know that people will be thinking about Emily and holding her in their hearts as they are so touchingly doing at the moment.”

As many people will want to pay tribute to Emily, the following suggestions for a virtual funeral have been put forward by some of her friends and approved by her parents:

1) Light a candle at some point on the day of the funeral. For those too ill to tolerate candlelight, a picture of a candle could be looked at instead, or a candle simply imagined.

2) Read, or have read to you, some of the pieces below. In the first Emily’s mother, Jane, shares her memories of Emily. Two quotes have also been chosen as reflecting Emily’s spirit. All can be found below.

As Emily was a dedicated campaigner, we also suggest the following as a means of raising awareness of ME:

3) Change your Facebook profile photo (and cover photo if you are on Timeline) to the rose picture below. This can be done on the day of the funeral or before. A suggested caption for the photo is: ‘In memory of Emily Collingridge’ with ... Read more>>

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