Sunday, October 04, 2009

Ivan's memorial

Saturday we attended cousin Ivan Sokolov's memorial event at the Directory of Social Change near Euston. As well as family there were lots of colleagues who had collaborated with Ivan in his various social projects, particularly the Parent Network, which he founded. Jacqui had organised the event, with a few people saying things about his life, and pieces of his favourite music were played.

I had spoken to Ivan on Skype a couple of weeks before he died, and although he was very week he was still talking optimistically about possible cures - and he had sent me a long email describing the current favourite. Jacqui and Josh must have been through a bit of an ordeal caring for him as he approached death at home, but they seem to have coped with splendid courage.

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