Sad news that our dear sangha member and friend Francis Vine passed away on Thursday 23rd May after a short illness.
He has been a valued member of our dharma community here in the UK from the beginning, having organised Rinpoche’s meal serving team for many years with grace and good humour, and more recently undertaken to organise the work teams.
He did attend this year’s retreat but was not well enough to leave his room. Rinpoche spent some time with him and has been kept informed.
Francis will be very sadly missed, and I’m sure you’d all like to join me in sending our condolences and loving thoughts to Hela at this difficult time.
❤ We will be saying our goodbyes to Francis on Monday 17th June at The Memorial Woodlands, Earthcott Road, Bristol BS35 3TA, 11.30 for 12.00. Hela has invited us to bring simple food to share afterwards, so if you’re hoping to join us please email me, Carole, so I can coordinate this as well as taxi rides from the station for those coming by public transport.
Hela has asked for memorial donations to go to The Woodland Trust.
~ Carole Bishop Caroleb1080@gmail.com