april 25

Dear Friends,

Yesterday at 12:50 our beloved Akka died. After a difficult trip to Perth emergency in the middle of the night, we returned home for her to still feel the warm outdoor sunshine on her sweet face. She took her last faint breath within moments of arriving.

She rested beautifully in her bedroom with flowers and candles, love and family all around her until we drove to the crematorium at noon today. We felt blessed by her presence.

A memorial service at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery will be held next Monday, May 1st with a little gathering at Anne and Andrew’s following. I will send more details out soon.

Thank you for all your kindnesses. Please keep your thoughts with Akka.