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Mandy, Laurence & Dylan on 25 May, 2017 at 2:56am

God bless a lovely lady. Our thoughts are with you and the children Tim, may you all find strength together x

Ian, Gemma, Fred, Ollie & Charlie Xx on 24 May, 2017 at 9:43pm

I was so sad to hear about Amanda, sending you lots of love and prayers. Charlie sends Jake a HUGE hug xx
Those we love
Can never be
More than a thought away...
For as long as there's a memory
They live in our hearts to stay
Xx

Geraldine Darnborough on 24 May, 2017 at 9:06pm

Amanda - it was with great shock, disbelief and sadness that I learnt of your passing on arriving at work last week. Although I did not know you well – I sat next to you in your first weeks of working at the SWDC and enjoyed your company in your last weeks. Amanda you were a beautiful and brave lady with more courage than anyone I will probably ever know. You never complained and were so diligent and conscientious in your work. You were a true asset to the SWDC. Our office is missing you more than you will know and since we heard the news, a day has not gone by where tears have not been shed. The world is a poorer place now you are not in it. My heartfelt condolences go out to Tim, Matilda and Jake.

Kind regards
Geraldine

on 24 May, 2017 at 6:18pm

We met with our baby bumps, you swigging Gavsicon by the bucket! We laughed. We shared the stories of our labours and arrivals of our babies. We met for coffees, teas, our babies played and grew, we swapped stories, stresses and strains, highs and lows of motherhood. We laughed, you always made me laugh - your stories of embarrassing things that happened to you - you were so funny. Our children got bigger, we still shared stories, you still made me laugh. I came to New Zealand, you went to Australia, we still swapped stories, you still made me laugh. You told me your dreadful news, I cried, but somehow you still made me laugh. You've gone, I am so sad but even amidst my tears you still managed to make me smile and laugh as I recall our memories. You are a wonderfully, special person Amanda, I will never forget you, a sweet gentle soul that has had to leave us all far too soon.
Matilda, Jake and Tim, our hearts go out to you, we're sending you love, light, warmth and strength - Sarah, Jon and Tom x x x x

Matthew Wardle on 24 May, 2017 at 11:35am

Dear Tim, Matilda, Jake and family,

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I had the pleasure of working with Amanda at SWDC and will remember a strong and capable woman who was also great company.

Amanda you will be sadly missed but fondly remembered.

Kind regards,
Matt

Sue, Allister, Amy Max & Ollie Sly on 24 May, 2017 at 5:53am

Tim, Matilda and Jake.

It will be the little things
that you will remember,
the quiet moments,
the smiles, the laughter.
And although it may seem
hard right now,
it will be the memories
of these little things
that help to push
away the pain
and bring the smiles
back again.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sue x

Jenni, Andrew, Jessica, Daniel, Jasmine & Hannah Chappell on 24 May, 2017 at 4:35am

Amanda, my dear, dear friend. It is with such a heavy heart that I write this. I am still in shock and I cannot believe that you have been taken from us so soon. I have so many lovely memories of our time at Cardiff university where we embarked all those years ago on our planning careers. I remember you being so organised, conscientious and professional in all that you did. You were such a warm and caring person and your family meant so much to you. On several occasions you took me to meet your family up in the valleys. It was always such a pleasure to have a visit from you and Tim when you came to Cornwall on your holidays and in later years to meet your wonderful children. Your strength and courage will live on in your children. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Tim, Matilda and Jake. Be strong. Be at peace now my dear friend. We will miss you.

All our love

Jenni, Andrew, Jessica, Daniel, Jasmine & Hannah xxx

Jess, Ed, Lara and Johnny Bassett on 23 May, 2017 at 5:16pm

It is with so much shock and sadness that I write this. Amanda you were such a wonderful person, always smiling and always there for fun and at times much needed support and I cannot believe you are gone. You were a very special friend to me and I will be forever grateful for the brilliant years we all spent in Medstead with Johnny and Jake giggling incessantly - even on Skype after you left for Australia when they barely spoke but just laughed at each other and so did we. I am so sad I didn’t know you were in pain and wish I could have been some help but you always were a very private, thoughtful and caring person who would not have wanted to burden others with your problems.

Tim, Matilda and Jake we all send you so much love, strength and courage for the times to come. Our thoughts will so be with you on Friday.

With much love Jess, Ed, Lara and Johnny x x

Donna Easton on 23 May, 2017 at 11:32am

Amanda, what an amazing legacy of Strength & Character you have inspired everyone with that knew and loved you with.
Tim, Jake and Matilda must be truly proud of you. I already miss your unique humour that you delivered with that special accent, when we least expected it.
It is so hard to truly believe you are gone, and I will always remember your dedication and smile as I look across the front of our office to your door. xx

Cathryn, Jon, Will & Anabelle Hewett on 23 May, 2017 at 5:10am

It is with such sadness that I write in this book, Amanda I cannot believe that you are gone, you were such a warm & generous person who was always there for your gorgeous family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Tim, Matilda and Jake at this very difficult time. I am sure that Amanda, Mummy will be an inspiration for you in the years to come when you will remember her amazing courage. I will be thinking of you all on Friday and hope that you can find a little of that courage to get through the day.
All our love Cathryn, Jon, Will and Anabelle x

South West Development Commission on 22 May, 2017 at 1:42pm

The South West Development Commission extends its heartfelt sympathy to Tim, Matilda, Jake and family on the sad passing of Amanda.

An extremely valued and well-respected member of our team, Amanda made a positive contribution to the region through her work.

Amanda will be greatly missed both as a colleague and friend by everyone who worked with her.

Staff and Board of the South West Development Commission

Sharon Bracknell on 22 May, 2017 at 7:39am

Amanda, it was such a pleasure to work with you over the last 2 years. I will so miss our chats about life and kids - you were so very proud of Matilda and Jake and I know they will miss you dearly. It is so hard to believe that you are gone, but I so admire that you came to work every day with a smile on your face, some days it was obvious that you were in pain but you were always so brave and your concern was always for others. I will miss your smiling face. Heartfelt thoughts to Tim, Matilda and Jake xx

Blandford Family on 21 May, 2017 at 4:43pm

Dearest Tim, Matilda and Jake, Our hearts are broken at the loss of Amanda - such a beautiful wife and Mother. We love you and will always be here for you.
Julia, Jonas, Ingrid and Thomas

Amanda, I miss you. Our friendship was far too short. I will always remember your intelligence, wonderful sense of humour and great strength. You and Tim have already been such wonderful parents to Matilda and Jake and we can see you both reflected in the beautiful people they are and continue to grow into. I will always be here for them. You were so strong and you are at peace now and that gives me comfort. I love you. Your friend Julia

Adrian Fox on 21 May, 2017 at 12:36am

Amanda - a true friend in every sense of the word

We met over 25 years ago whilst we studying for our town planning qualification at Cardiff University. When we graduated from University you worked at Hampshire County Council where you met Tim and I worked in Bournemouth so we we used to meet up mid week for dinner and go to the cinema. Winchester will always remind me of you.

Travel was an important part of yours and Tim's life. I remember when we met up in Melbourne - we got caught up in a forest fire! We also met up some years later in Adelaide - where this photo was taken. I can remember it very clearly Matilda and Jake coming to see me in my cabin first thing in the morning - oh what happy memories we have shared together :)

You had an amazing smile and such a positive outlook on life. We had planned to meet up in July but alas you very taken before we could say goodbye.

Tim is such a wonderful husband and I know that he will take great care of Matilda and Jake. You can rely on me to ensure that they both know what a truly inspiration friend you have been to me.

We will both dearly miss you and we hope that you rest in peace. All of our love and friendship to your family.

Goodbye my lovely friend.

Adrian and Karen xxxx

Julia South on 20 May, 2017 at 7:58pm

My dear friend, you have been such an inspiration. You have borne your illness so bravely and in such a dignified way. Your fabulous spirit and smile will will live on in your beautiful children. Much love, Julia, Steve, Jared and Erin xxxx

Lesly Buckingham on 20 May, 2017 at 12:30pm

Our heartfelt sympathy to Tim, Matilda, Jake & family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Amanda , your catchy laugh, smile & warmth brought joy to everyone. You kept your journey private, you probably didn't want us to worry or fuss.
' Beautiful people do not just happen'
With love
Lesley, John, Jemma & Jasmine

Alan Cross on 19 May, 2017 at 2:46pm

Dear Tim, Matilda, Jake and family
My sincere condolences at your sad loss. It was a great privilege to work with Amanda over the past 2 years at the SWDC and I will miss her very much. Amanda had a wonderful sense of humour, and we had many good laughs together at her attempts to pronounce the names of our South West towns. God bless you all. Kind regards, Alan

Stuart Hicks on 19 May, 2017 at 12:31pm

Amanda's huge generosity of spirit, her care for all of us, her colleagues, and her wisdom and commitment will be sadly missed at the South West Development Commission. It has been a great privilege to work with Amanda.. Her loss has been a terrible shock to all of us. We will carry fond memories and the legacy of her great work as our inspiration. Our very best wishes to Amanda's family and loved ones at this sad time. Stuart Hicks, Chairman South West Development Commission.

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