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Shorty864 - Anne has lost her last battles


Dear ladies,

I am so sorry to have to let you know that Anne, my Ovacome friend from Cornwall, has passed away this Sunday, 21 of June, at her lovely home.

After waging many battles, including coming on the train to London with her husband last year for a second opinion from the Royal Marsden, as well as meeting with the COC, her condition continued to deteriorate and she has been in much discomfort.

Finally, she decided enough was enough and chose to reject hospice and palliative care, and instead enjoyed her last days at home with her husband, Allesandro and her adult children.

I am very saddened by her passing. I wish there had been some miracle that would have saved her.

At least I did get to meet her in London, where we had lunch together with her husband in the Cafe Roma, across from the Royal Marsden and we formed a bond that has remained until now.

I am comforted to know that she led a remarkable and adventurous life, living and working in Rome for 40 years, then moving to Cornwall to study horticulture.

She was a vibrant soul and we will all miss her.

Sorrowfully yours,


45 Replies

Thank you for this notification Laura. It is always hard to learn that one of our ladies has passed away, but better than wondering what has happened to someone, when posts stop. Condolences to family and friends. Sylvia

So sad to hear about Anne. My condolences to you and her family.

Fly high teal angel 🦋


Rest in peace Anne 😢

Hello Laura,

That is very sad news about Anne. as she was I believe quite a determined person. I saw that she was really poorly recently & have wondered how she was.

Sending my Condolences to both family & friends at this sad time.

Caleda x

Very sad - but glad that she got to spend her last days with her loved ones - thinking of her family and you - it’s always hard when we form these bonds through cancer and then our friends die x

Condolences to her family and to you, Laura - such sad news.


Dear Laura, thank you for your message. It is incredibly sad when this happens.

Sending sympathy to her family if you wouldn’t mind passing this on.

Love to everyone on this site

Barbara xx

Just so very very sad. Rest in peace Anne. My prayers go out to her family.

Oh, Laura. I am so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to you and her family. I am sure that your friendship truly added to her quality of life and comforted her to just know you were there for her.

God rest her souls in peace.


Dear Laura I am very sad to hear this news. My condolences to you and her family xx


Rest In Peace lovely lady.

Another beautiful soul taken too early.


Thank you for letting us know that dear Anne has succumbed to this hateful disease. I admitted her strength and bravery and hope she had a peaceful end with the love and support of her family. Please pass on my sympathy to her family - and a big ((((HUG)))) for you .

With love, Solange 😊

Thank you for letting us know this very sad news Laura. Condolences to you and to Anne's family. I shall remember you all in my prayers.

Nicola x

Sorry to hear this sad news my condolences to you and her family x

So sad to read this Laura. She was an indomitable lady and explored many avenues in her search for treatment. I. The end, she made the decision that was right for her.

Thanks very much for letting us know.


Oh I'm so sad to hear of Anne's passing. Love and strength to all who loved her. Xx

So very sorry to hear this sad news Laura . Thank you for letting us know . Rest in peace Anne 🌹

So very sad. 😥 xx

So sorry. May she rest in full peace. My sincere condolences to you and to her family.

So sorry to hear about Anne. RIP xx

So sorry to hear about Anne. Another lovely lady taken much too soon xx

So sorry to hear this x

Thanks you from letting us know Laura. Such sad news. A lovely lady. RIP Teal Angel xx

Thank you Laura for letting us all know. Such sad news, Anne’s posts reflect her courage in the face of so many challenges from her illness. May she rest in eternal peace.

With sympathy to all those who loved her.

Jan. xx

Oh Laura - this is such sad news. Anne was such a lovely lady and so brave - we will all miss her very much. Please pass my condolences on to her family x x x

This is a lovely tribute you’ve written on this sad occasion. Thank you!

Rip lovely lady, virtual hugs to laura and Anne's family x

This is such sad news. I remember the posts about her going to London and meeting you on the train and for lunch later. It hardly seems 2 mins ago and now she’s gone. I’m so sorry - may she R.I.P.

love to Ann’s family at this very sad time

Angela xx

Very sad news sending love to you and her family xx

Good bye Anne! I followed her journey and it makes me sad to know that it has come to an end. She was an inspiration and will be missed ❤️

Laura, am so very sorry to hear about Anne, glad she was able to be at home on her own terms at the end. Sending condolences to you and her family Judith

This is such sad news Laura. I have not been a member of overcome for long but I have read some of Anne's posts and replies. She was such a lovely determined and brave lady. Her presence will be missed. My condolences to you and her family. Jackie

So sorry to hear about Anne Laura. I know she was having a tough time, but she had still been active on this site looking for solutions. R.I.P Anne, your resilience was an example to us all. Much love Laura xx

So sorry to read this. Sending you so much love ❤️ xxx

So sorry to hear about Anne.

Love and condolences to her family and friends.


I am so very sorry and sad to hear this ,Anne helped me a lot when it was all new to me ,bless her xx

So sorry to hear about Anne’s passing. Thoughts are with all those who loved her.

RIP Teal Angel Anne xx

Dear Laura, that’s so very sad to read that Anne lost the battle but is now at peace , and for sure your loving loyal and empathetic friendship meant a great deal to her and gave her strength and resilience in her toughest times . Her posts were so full of fighting spirit and she must have been a terrific character with a strong personality . I think true selfless friendship is a beautiful thing . Honourable , kind, honest and sincere, and to have known that when she needed it most was a wonderful thing. I’m sending you and her family deep sympathy and love.

Denise x

So sad to hear this. Thank you, Laura, for letting us know. Anne was a fighter and the decision to stop treatments and just enjoy life with her family gave her more joy than pain, I am sure.

So sad but glad she was surrounded by those who loved her

Sad news. Thank you for letting us know.

Hope you’re ok too. 🦋 Please pass on my condolences to her family. X

I am so sorry to hear about our teal sister 😢 no more battle to fight anne...only peace.

My condolences

So very sad to hear that. I didn’t know her but she seemed bright and kind.



I’m so sorry to hear this, Laura. What a horrible blow to you and all of us here, who really admired her. 💔

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