Celebration of Life for Susan Mawson
Susan Mawson lived life with an unflinching optimism. She was someone who took the bad with the good and found the best way to move forward with both. No matter what hand she was dealt, she played it with the same determined, pragmatic lightness. When diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2021, even this couldn’t change her. When the world dealt her a particularly cruel hand, she stubbornly refused to respond in kind. Somehow, she found the best way to take the bad with the good.
She kept thinking of others with a relentless dedication, never once forgetting to send love out to where it was needed. She never stopped seeing the good in others, even if they couldn’t see it in themselves. Susan always firmly upheld the principle that there is good in everyone. Now more than ever, we have a lot to learn from her.
Throughout all of this, somehow, Susan remained an endless source of love and comfort to her friends and family. This is someone worth celebrating.
This is the purpose of our gathering on the 20th of July – to celebrate these aspects of Susan and further their legacy. The heartbreaking news that is Susan’s passing has a blinding silver lining; it has brought her friends and family closer together than ever before. The rekindled connections and unwavering support our family has seen over the past several weeks has been nothing short of incredible. Even in death, mum is finding ways to keep us all in touch.
In this spirit, we’d like to invite you all to a celebration of Susan’s life. Details of the event can be found below.
DATE AND TIME:
Thursday July 20th, 12.30.
The Bowdon Rooms (The Firs, Bowdon, Altrincham WA14 2TQ).
In life, mum always wanted people to be comfortable. Come as you are, as formally or informally as you’d like. We’ll be celebrating mum’s love of colour and light. Wear your funkiest earrings!
We hope you can join us after the ceremony for afternoon tea.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
– While they’re always greatly appreciated, please don’t send us any more flowers. Thank you.
– Please indicate your intention to attend by clicking [this link]
– For those unable to attend in person, the service will be live-streamed. Click [this link] to access the stream.
– We’re collecting memories and anecdotes about Susan before the service. Please click [this link] if you’d like to provide your own.
– If you’d like to make a contribution to one of the charities that meant a lot to Susan, click [this link].
We’d like to give a special thank you to the phenomenal staff of The Christie, Manchester, and St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough. You made an unbearable journey that little bit lighter.