We would like to pay tribute today to our dear friend Armele whom we lost so early due to cancer (at the age of 45).
Armele was originally from France and came to London in 1996 to work as an accountant. During this time she made lots of friends as she was such a lovely, warm and humorous person who enjoyed life to the full and even if life was not brilliant she always saw the bright side of things.
Armele was popular with many people. She was a good listener and good at giving advice. She was a very independent person who stood up for herself and was always going to fight for something rather than giving up. We admire her for her courage and her optimism.
Armele liked socialising, dinner parties (her cakes were special!), meditation classes and going for long walks. That’s why she participated many times in the Nightingale Charity walks (the last time in 2014) to raise money for charity. She also went with us friends on many Green Chain walks including a late night walk before her illness got worse. And she did afternoon tea for the first time with us girls in the National Portrait Gallery restaurant which she enjoyed very much.
Armele died after a short illness. We are all very sad that she had to leave us so early and hope that she will rest in peace now. All the best, to you, Armele! Wherever you are, we will be thinking of you!