The loss of a loved one

The enormity of losing a loved one, a friend, is only surpassed by the haplessness one feels that they did not hear or recognise those faint cries for help…

Six years have now passed since we lost a very dear friend, a sister, a daughter.

The Fawthrop Sisters...
The Fawthrop Sisters…Marion, Janet, Mary and Leah

Marion, one of four Fawthrop girls and Janet’s sister, suffered greatly from a terrible affliction called Meniere’s disease. Tragically, just ahead of her 50th birthday the pain of Meniere’s, which had come and gone throughout her life, became far too much to bear any longer and she sought the refuge, the comfort of another world where she could be freed from the bondage of the pain it caused her.

In those early times following Marion’s passing we all shed many tears, and a day never passes where Marion isn’t still a part of our lives, a casual smile here, your mind’s eye seeing her dressed up in all her finery.

Marion loved to dress up, to party.

Millie Marion
Millie Marion

And still, there are those moments where the tears well in our eyes…

Please take the time to understand the suffering that people afflicted with Meniere’s experience, and if you are able, please support either the Australian Meniere’s Research Foundation, or perhaps locate one in the country you live in.


Millie Marion
Millie Marion

Personally, I take great comfort knowing that wherever Marion is, she will be dressed to the ‘nines, holding court, a small glass of champagne in one hand, and a packet of fags in the other. It wouldn’t be any other way – and crikey, ain’t that the truth…

Baz, The Landy…

28 thoughts on “The loss of a loved one

  1. Lavinia Ross April 26, 2015 / 11:01 am

    Baz – I have a photo of Marion and Archie’s memorial garden in Spring now, and will include it in my May 2015 post, which will be in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned. New garden, and summer flowers yet to come.

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    • Baz - The Landy April 26, 2015 / 11:59 am

      Thanks sweetie, we’ll all look forward to that!


      • Lavinia Ross May 10, 2015 / 1:19 pm

        It is now posted Baz, the May 2015 newsletter. Garden photo is down toward the end. The gophers (little stinkers) have since eaten the tulips, but fortunately don’t like iris, daffodils or lilies. I’m still planting more goodies, so there should be some good summer photos of it later on.


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