- A Tribute to Una (poleglass) -

- A Tribute to Una (poleglass) -

..........A Tribute to Una (poleglass).......

.......................04-12-2014....................

As we say yet another goodbye,

Another courageous friend to die.

We mourn the loss of a dear friend,

A true campaigner right to the end.

To raise awareness was her fight,

Gave no thought to her own plight.

She lit up Belfast town hall in teal,

Suffice to say she was a lady of steel.

And although having ovarian cancer,

Symptom awareness she felt was the answer.

Determined to save others from this,

Una Cruddon will be sorely missed.

So relentless was Una's campaign,

This is her legacy that will remain.

We will think of her often how can we not ?

This wonderful lady who gave such a lot.

Even fundraising for the hospice,

Her talented voice was not to dismiss.

A voice of an angel it's true to say,

Now what we feel is utter dismay.

No end to her talent one of a kind,

Pride of Britain award springs to mind.

We are aware she stood out in a crowd,

To have known her makes us feel very proud.

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  • Lovely tribute, Gwyn. We will miss Una in our community. She did so much to raise awareness, to increase fair access in NI. A truly inspirational lady.

    Love Wendy xx

  • So sorry to hear about Una. She was a remarkable lady. My thoughts are with her family.

    Love

    Zannah xxx

  • So sorry to hear about Una. She was a remarkable lady. My thoughts are with her family.

    Love

    Zannah xxx

  • such a fitting tribute Gwyn, thank you for posting to let us know,

    such a sad loss of an inspirational lady, thoughts to her family and friends

    Jan xxx

  • A lovely tribute to a remarkable women. She worked tirelessly to raise awareness for our Cancer. My thoughts are with her family.

    Claire

  • So very sorry. She was a wonderful and generous lady. My thoughts are with her loved ones. Vxxx

  • It was with sadness that I read your post about Una's death. I read about her in a newspaper (here in Southern Ireland) and told others of the manner in which she raised the profile and awareness of OC. It definitely shows that the 'power of one' can achieve wonders.

    To her family and friends I send condolences and will think of Una when visiting my church tomorrow.

    A loss to all.

    Daisies

  • Beautiful tribute Gwyn and a beautiful photo. Una will be sadly missed by all here in this community. Thanks you for letting us know. I will pray for Una and her family and friends tonight.

  • Another sad day Gwyn on hearing the news of Una losing her battle with this

    dreadful disease. My condolences to her family at this sad time.

  • So very sad. Thank you for your lovely tribute Gwyn.

    Love Mary xx

  • So sad but she raised awareness in NI which may save others

  • A truly remarkable woman of great love who has impacted many lives and will continue to do so. Amongst the many tributes, Una's words from one of the many interviews she gave, “It’s not how long you've got, it’s what you do with your time that really matters,” believes Una. “I've achieved so much more in the past four years than I would've done if cancer hadn't come into my life.”

    “None of us have the promise of tomorrow,” she reminds us. “I’m here now, so I may as well make the most of it!”

    Thinking of those who she loved most at this sad time, with love x

  • #tealtakeover

  • Beautiful tribute to an amazing lady Gwyn, very sad news, my thoughts are with Una's family and friends.

    Love Kaz xx

  • Wonderful words again Gwyn. I only found out about Una on Facebook about 30 minutes ago. She certainly made her mark and will be remembered.

    Sending love to her family.

    Annette xxx

  • Una sent me her CD. She had a beautiful voice. And, yes, she does live in our memories and will always be near. Life is indeed a precious gift. Sending heartfelt condolences to Una's family and friends. Xxxxx

  • Beautiful Gwyn. Una will definitely be missed. She was an inspiration to me when I met her in the clinic in Belfast and we became friends from that day. Her funeral is on Monday and I will be attending. Thank you for writing this tribute to her. Ann xo

  • so sorry to hear about Una and once again thank you for a lovely tribute Gwyn x

  • Really sad news that we have lost another wonderful friend. Thank you to our wonderful Gwyn for another beautiful tribute xxx

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