Dear Friends of The Sunny Center,
Recently, we lost a dear friend and devoted volunteer. Angela helped us here at the Sunny Healing Center in Ireland. I wrote a small piece to memorialize her, because she did so much to make our lives easier and help us create a beautiful healing space for Exonerees to heal from the trauma of wrongful conviction and incarceration.
You can read it below. We’ve included photos that Angela took when visiting us. Please take a moment to think of Angela. If you’d like to help us continue our mission that Angela spent so much time helping to move forward, please consider a donation to The Sunny Center.
You never know when Angela will appear to me these days. In the scent left behind on the guest bed where she would stay when she minded the cats and dogs and hens and the house. Goat cheese reminds me of Angela. She learned how to milk and knew each one’s milking song.
We both had a Barney. Angela’s son and my dog, Barney. My Barney would get so excited when friend Angela would come because he knew she would take him on long walks up the mountain and down to the lake. She knew him all his life and, she said, in his old age he had become a really good companion dog.
My oversized knit sweater reminds me of Angela. My waterproofs remind me of Angela, too. She used to use them on rainy days when she was minding the house and all the animals for us. Have to go out and take care of the hens no matter what the weather. And she did, too.
Angela was our friend. Angela was part of our family. In many ways, Angela is still part of the family.
Angela was many things to many people. She had an amazing life as an activist and an artist and an adventurer. But, to us, Angela was a good, kind, reliable, caring and gentle soul and became a dear friend and part of our family.
Angela was special. We always had a hug and a kiss when she arrived and before she left. And that’s how she will be remembered in our house.
Love you, Angela! And thank you, Beatrice and Barney, for sharing your mum with us.
All our love, Sunny and Peter
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