Posted on 09th September 2012
Dorothy was a big part of the business for many years, developing and running in particular our Direct Debit system and supporting Donald as he ran the practice. She had breast cancer in 1993 and was all clear for 15 years before it sadly returned last year. She fought it for a year and in typical Dorothy style, never complained or let it stop her doing anything. Only a few weeks ago, she was doing a 2 hour walking tour of Cambridge on holiday and playing with the grandkids.
The final chapter was mercifully very short and peaceful with all the family close by. We have been so touched by the kind calls and messages from our patients, many of whom had appointments cancelled at short notice. It’s that kind of gracious response that has been so touching in these difficult times and why working at Cam Opt is such a joy – the patients are so lovely!
Donald is doing well and looking forward to spending even more time doing his duties as a Grandfather and plans to do a bit of travel (with photography of course).
Dorothy was amazing in a quiet way: totally selfless and focussed on others, devoted to precision and doing things correctly, patient and kind. At her funeral service on Saturday which was packed with people, Donald prepared a video tribute to her which gives some insight into what she was like and set some pictures of her to music. I think this sums up Dorothy better than anything I could write and so I am sharing it here.
Everyone who knew her will miss her so much but it has been the privilege of Donald, Lorna and myself to have such a thoroughly lovely and wonderful person as a part of our family. Thank you again for your kindness and understanding to us all. I will be back in practice on Thursday 13th Sept.
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