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On Lynn Faulds Wood

Saturday, May 23, 2020 7:33 AM | Victor Perton (Administrator)

Optimists' Eulogies

On Lynn Faulds Wood

"Right until the end she was buoyant and optimistic; cheerfully thanking others, ceding nothing to despair or self-pity."

"People with cancer would just seek comfort from her.  She would talk to them at inordinate length on the phone and listen to their fears, but always with a tone of optimism."

Lynn died at the age of 72: Lynn had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in her early 40s.  A year on, she was told she had a 30 per cent chance of survivingWhile her husband John contemplated the bleak prospect of life as a lone father, Lynn resolved to fight. ‘I’m convinced her courage and optimism played a part in her recovery. Her attitude was: “I’m going to beat this bugger,” ’ said John.

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