The most horrible seven weeks imaginable.  Actually, that’s not true because I was told you were going to die eight weeks before you did.  So, those weeks were even more horrible.

But this is bad.  Each day gets worse as I reach for you only to realise you’re not there.  Anyway, my dear, here’s the latest meaningless thank you.

Dear Mr Hamilton,

Thank you so much for opening a Tribute Fund in memory of your wife, Linda Hamilton. The Fund is a way to celebrate the life of someone you love whilst doing something positive to ensure the care they received will be available for others who need it.

There are so many ways to help your tribute fund grow – some people donate at times of the year that are special to them ,such as birthdays or anniversaries, whilst some may choose to organise a celebratory event in tribute to their loved one. Others may find it easier to arrange to make regular payments. Whichever way you choose to manage your Tribute Fund we aim to make it as special to you as possible and we are here to offer advice and support in any way we can.

We have arranged to have a leaf engraved for your wife and it is now ready to dedicate on one of the ceramic Forget Me Nots in the Tribute Garden. We understand how deeply personal and meaningful these gifts are and if you would like to dedicate the leaf in person please let us know and we will arrange this for you.

Thank you once again for opening your Tribute Fund which will ensure the highest standard of care continues to be available for those who need it at the most challenging of time.


With best wishes

Individual Giving Fundraiser
St Columba’s Hospice


St Columba’s Hospice Tribute Fund for Linda Hamilton