Systole the faithful friend of Geoff, my sister's partner died in his arms last night after a long illness.
Diana asked me to post these words
Today the 27th of March 2007 Systole passed away to a world we cannot follow her to yet. I have not the right words to honour her with, because she was a true heroine.Her physical beauty was there for all to see, but it was her soul and character that was her strongest grace. She was what the word grace defines. Grace of movement, grace of character. For just over 12 years she was the devoted companion of the man I love. She was the one that brought us together on a wet, dull day in April 12 years ago.
I found myself walking with my dog Laddie, next to a man I had never seen before, even though he had lived only 100 yards from where I live