I sang with Emma over recent years in Faith’s weekly singing group. I joined in 1998.
Several years ago we met in Emma’s home in Whalley Range during the summer break.
She showed me proudly the photo of her relative, the Pears Soap girl, and we had a chat in the yard where we talked over her ideas for improving it artistically. That evening we connected really well and from then she often shared her feelings with me.
I felt a special affection and care for her that I guess she drew from many others too.
She was a star in the universe. Fun. Glowing. Sparkling and shining. Bringing joy by her presence.
I’m so sad at your leaving, dear Emma. I wish you peace.