Saturday, 19 August 2017

Farewell Anna Raccoon

Last week I wrote about Anna Raccoon and how she had been badly treated recently while receiving palliative care in a Norwich hospice.

She had been fighting a nasty form of cancer for six years despite doctors saying she would succumb in less than one, but sadly that last fight that she would undertake in her illustrious life ended yesterday morning in the early hours. She passed away peacefully in the beautiful riverside cottage on the Norfolk Broads that she and hubby Mr G had returned to from their previous home in France once the cancer was diagnosed.

Ironically, I heard the sad news just as I was about to set off to the same area in France for a family holiday, but after the long drive the first thing we did on arrival was to raise a toast to her and the marvellous Mr G.

The Blocked Dwarf (aka Jack Ketch) has spoken with Mr G and he is heartbroken but cheered to hear that his wife had so many online friends and admirers. Jack has agreed to pass on any kind messages so do feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments here. 

Anna was most recently in the news bedbound, but I prefer this fantastic picture which is one of two on the wall of the annex G built with great views of the Norfolk wildlife and river boats especially for her. Taken in 1973, it is of a 25 year old Anna smoking Camels with a cup of tea and a slice of Battenberg cake. Beautiful, carefree, and with a world to take on in her future. I think she did exactly that, with integrity and skill.


RIP Anna, it was wonderful knowing you. 



1 comment:

jack ketch said...

Your dwarf in the swamplands of Norfolk went and saw Mr.G this morning and is pleased to report he found him as 'solid' as ever, feet firmly planted....moaning about the phone not stopping ringing-his first words to me this morning-and the amount of work sorting out the legal stuff was going to mean next week. Dog was pleased to see more for once.

I will indeed be printing off all nice comments and sending them to him next week.
Oh and Dick, I'm guessing you didn't get to use the upstairs en suite when you were there otherwise you would have seen the two further photos in the Madame Pomparaccoon series that hang on the toilet wall...as did the 2 downstairs originally. She did tell me who took them , some fairly famous female, but i've forgotten.