IN LOVING MEMORY
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Lindsey Musing, our dental hygienist for two years, sadly passed away on Friday 27th of January, after a short fight with pancreatic cancer. Diagnosed in late December she spent her final weeks in the company of her family and friends in relative peace and comfort. We are all devastated by the news and can find little solace at this most tragic time. Lindsey was an integral member of our team, a dedicated person to her job and patients, and we will all miss her greatly.
Her children, Louisa and Max, have organised a funeral service to be held at St Swithun’s Church in East Grinstead on the 24th February at 11:00 am, followed by a reception with light refreshments. The venue is:
Java and Jazz
Anyone who wishes to pay their respects is very welcome to attend.
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
Although I only knew you for a few years, I always felt I’d known you for years and years. I felt so at ease in your company. You were so easy to talk to and a good listener.
So patient and calm. A gentle nature, a big heart and a radiant soul. I loved working along side you as a fellow hygienist, and enjoyed our chats on our country walks together. We had a common love of ” fresh air” and the simple things in life.
You fitted into our team so easily, it felt like you’d always been part of it for many years. We were all so sad that you lost your battle with cancer so suddenly. It seems so unfair. You will be greatly missed.
I will always remember you when I sit on our bench at lunchtime in the church gardens in the summer. I will picture your face and hear your voice in my head.
I may never see you again, but I will feel your presence. The warmth of the sun shining on my face, the light breeze cooling my skin and the little robin pecking at my crumbs.
I will know you are there my friend. I’m so very sorry I never got to say goodbye. I’m so sorry you’ll never get to see your children get married and see your grandchildren grow up.
You were taken too soon!!
Just remember, you were loved by so many and I feel privileged to have known you.
Never can say goodbye, so ….. See you around Lins.
“In life you meet people that leave a mark on you. I have had the privilege of knowing Lindsey as a friend and colleague for about 10 years.
She had an innate calmness and serenity that made your blood pressure drop just being in her presence!
She had a great sense of humour and could always see the positive in everything and everyone.
She was dedicated and c o n s c i e n t i o u s professionally.
That’s why she had so many loyal patients.
Her dedication and love could be seen by how proud she was of her children Louisa and Max, who are a credit to her Losing her so suddenly has left us all shocked and deeply saddened as we’ll miss her. Our loss is also our gain as we had the privilege of having her in our lives.
Rest in peace Lindsey”.
When Lindsey first approached me about joining our practice, we didn’t really need another hygienist. But, after having spoken to her for just a short while, I quickly realised that we did need a ‘Lindsey’.
Of her many virtues, I was struck by her incredibly calming influence. She never rushed, be it with the spoken word or in her actions. Perhaps this was a reflection of her training in the martial arts? I don’t know. But, what I do know is that speaking with Lindsey felt like time itself had slowed down.
Lindsey was, in so many ways, my inspiration. She was my rock. Her optimism and courage never wavered, even during the peak of her illness.
Meeting Lindsey was, for our practice and myself, one of life’s truly serendipitous moments. And, despite the fact that I only knew her for a relatively short while, it was long enough to make a difference.
Rest in peace Lins.
I think it’s only fitting that I leave the last words to Lindsey (from a recent email)
Happy New Year to you, I hope you had a wonderful festive period.
I didn’t feel able to communicate over Christmas, I was warmly cocooned in a bubble of Christmas lights, lovely food smells, games,
laughter (which we did manage) and important family time.
I believe you know of the battle I have ahead of me. I will muster all the strength I have to beat this nasty thing inside me, and must
focus on myself for the immediate time.
I am devastated for my patients who followed me from St. James, they are more like friends after so long, and I know it isn’t anyone’s
fault but I feel bad for letting the practice down.