Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011, 09:43 am
Some of you knew thrennion
. Some of you might have known her as Rowan, or Phoebe. A few of us knew her as Mouse, because back when I first met her she was going by the name of Naus and it sounded sort of like that and sometimes she was shy.
She was also kind, considerate, intelligent and one of the gentlest people I have ever known. She was passionate about everything that she loved, and she was loyal to her friends. Together we went through sixth form college, and as she went through university I saw her start to become more confident in herself and the things she believed in. We walked around Paris together and climbed the Arc de Triomphe and listened to Tom Lehrer. We went to Camden and listened to the Rocky Horror
soundtrack. We shared writing and stand-up and music and she was always, always, listening and trying to understand. I was privileged to know her. We all were.
I am sorry to all of you who are finding out this way - I don't have the phone numbers of everybody who knows her, everybody who would want to know. Rowan passed away last night. It was very sudden, and we are all in shock.
I am so, so sorry to put a request of this nature on the Internet, but if anyone - anyone
is reading this and spoke to Rowan at any point yesterday (Tuesday February 8th) would you please, please get in touch with me? Her parents are still trying to piece together what happened, and anything you know would be helpful. If you want to email, call, or even meet me in person please PM me.
If anybody wants to get in touch with me but doesn't have my email or mobile number and would like it, PM me. Likewise, anybody who wants to get in touch with Rowan's parents or would like me to pass a message on.
I'm so sorry.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
I'm so, so sorry for your loss. She was so lovely.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you. She was.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
Goodbye, Mouse. I will remember you for being sweet, witty and intelligent.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 11:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry this happened. She was wonderful. I only knew her well for a few months, but I loved her so much.
She came over to Datchet a couple of times and introduced me to U2 vids and played my tin whistle and we talked and talked and talked. I was going to cast her as Bluebell in a Watership Down
I found her amazing and impressive. She was kind and loving and brilliant. Her enthusiasm and passion were incredible. She was funny and talented and fabulous.
Please tell her parents from me as much of that as seems wise to you, and pass on my deepest sympathies. She talked a lot about them, and said they were so lovely.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
Thank you. She always spoke of you with so much affection, although I'm sure you already knew that.
I'll pass on your condolences to her parents the next time I speak to them. Thank you for your kind words about her. She was a dear, dear friend of mine, and we will always miss her.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you. That is lovely to hear.
Her love for you was palpable. She always smiled so much when she talked of you, and that was often. I remember her squeeing to me a few weeks ago because you had said she had become camper.we will always miss her
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
I've messaged you, but i don't think it matters. I'm so incredibly sorry. x
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
What a shock. Rowan was a lovely person. Thank you for telling us.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
Please receive, and pass on, my condolences.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweetheart. I didn't know her but she sounds so wonderful. I hope you're okay, and looking after yourself xxx
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 06:36 pm (UTC)
and I went for a walk and did a little thing for her, in her memory. I wrote about it here
If you or her parents would like a larger version of the photo, that can be arranged.
More importantly, if there is anything that I/we can do, for you, for her parents or for anybody else, please let us know. <3
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'd like a copy of that photo, if that's okay. Her parents might want one too; if it's not too difficult to arrange, maybe I could show it to them, explain about it and get them a copy too if they would like one?
I said so on the entry, but it was a lovely thing that you did. Thank you.
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you too.
And, yes, certainly. :-) I can e-mail it to you? Could you PM me with your e-mail address, I don't think I have it. <3
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 06:47 pm (UTC)
This is so unbearably tragic, I am so very sorry for your loss. :(
I barely knew her, but I liked her very much, and enjoyed reading LJ entries and silly tweets, and the few times we met in person were very enjoyable indeed. Please pass along my sympathies and condolences to her parents, and have many, many hugs from me.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
God, I'm so sorry. I didn't know hir terribly well, but sie seemed lovely. We talked about hanging out- I really wish I'd gotten the chance to.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss. I only met Rowan a handful of times but she was always friendy and it was a pleasure talking to her. I remember watching Being Human with the two of you and then walking about talking about who would play us in the movie of our life.
I wish I could hug you in person.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I've pretty much just been going around shocked since I read this, it's--... god. I can't believe it. Bereft.
I'll be thinking of you, and her family, and everybody who was touched by her. She was wonderful.
Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Hi. I didn't ever really know you, but I was a close friend of Rowan at their time at uni, especially in their first year when I introduced them to Writers' Circle. I'm so sorry for your loss, for all our losses, for they were truly a special individual whose life, laughter and literature, blended with their shimmering personality, made us all the better for knowing them. This is especially true for the family, to whom I send my deepest condolences.
I've written this
but it's not enough. I'm not sure what could be for someone who made words dance and sing so beautifully.
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
God, that's awful.
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 09:07 am (UTC)
She was lovely. Take care.
Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
I have been reading about Rowan from various people, she sounds like an amazing person, and now I will never get to meet her. I am so sad that this has happened.
As always, I'm here for you if you need it, whatever you need. Look after yourself.
Fri, Feb. 11th, 2011 11:54 pm (UTC)
My apologies for invading your journal; I heard about this just tonight via a friend. I never met Rowan in person, but I'd known her online for a while (via the Watership Down
fandom) and though we were never that close I certainly considered her a friend I was proud to know. I still do, and always will. To your description of her I would also add that she was someone who, despite not knowing her all that well, I trusted absolutely. The world is a little darker, a little colder now.