For those who would like to come, Tizzy's funeral will be on Thursday 9 March at 3 p.m. at
St Chad’s Parish Centre
There will be a formal ceremony followed by refreshments and then we would like any of Tizzy's friends who are willing to to share their memories of her with us in a more informal way.
Flowers and/or donations to The MS Society are welcome.
Tizzy never lost her Scottish grit and resilience. It was paired with such an openness and joy at communicating and sharing. Her beliefs about the innate value of every human being being equal, regardless of any difference, both set her apart and, like a magnet, drew people close to her.
Her time visiting her parents in Nigeria, teaching and marrying in Morocco, then teaching English to people from all around the world in Leeds, allowed her to be nourished by diverse people and ideas. She shared that learning and experience through her many stories, which were as rich and legendary as her culinary skills.
She fought valiantly against her illness but also against so much of the bigotry damaging humanity today. Quietly, with humility and no fanfare, she was consistent and principled, dedicated to truth and equality.
As a mother she continued to nurture her family, as her MS took hold. In those difficult times, her patience and love never tired, and her full laugh, resonating with freedom and hope, will echo in the hearts of her family forever. We know that her friends will continue to treasure her memory too.
Goodbye Tizzy. We love you.