Loni left us yesterday after a tough battle with cancer.
Loni may have seemed a quiet person but she was a woman of considerable moral strength. She lived her life thoughtfully and lightly, was very loyal to those she loved, took seriously the things that had to be taken seriously, and loved to laugh – her laugh, in fact, was always a lovely surprise, as it was so loud and unfettered. She had a wide circle of friends across a variety of ages, orientations and social groups – probably in part because she was such a good listener (a rare trait in most humans). A generous and adventurous soul, she will be very much missed by a great many people.
Above: Loni with her beloved Alfie, who died earlier this year. I like to think they’re together again, going for mountain walks.
I’m very glad I have a permanent monument to Loni’s playful and creative spirit, in my Loni squash.
Loni, you will always be in our hearts.