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Obituary: Jane Lotter (by herself)

Last Month the Seattle Times published the obituary of a local woman, Jane Catherine Lotter. Seattle queen anneThere was nothing unusual about it until you read on to the end of the first sentence which went like this: One of the few advantages of dying from Grade 3, Stage IIIC endometrial cancer, recurrent and metastasized to the liver and abdomen, is that you have time to write your own obituary...

It is a short, unpretentious and heartfelt farewell to friends, family and colleagues, full of good humour, hope and gratitude but what shines through most strongly is her great courage and her belief that it has all been worthwhile despite the difficulties which we all have to face. may you always remember that obstacles in the path are not obstacles, they ARE the path she writes.

Her obituary has been read many times across the world and touched the hearts of many people. The original full piece can be seen here at the Seattle Times.

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