Granny Savidge Reads 1941- 2013

Sadly over the weekend my lovely Granny Savidge Reads (or Dorothy Savidge as she was more commonly known, ha) passed away, she had all her children and myself with her.

Me and Gran

Out of respect for Gran, and whilst I get my head around it all, I am going to leave this post up for some time as a dedication to one of the biggest bookish influences in my life and a bloody brilliant Gran. I am really going to miss her.

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80 responses to “Granny Savidge Reads 1941- 2013

  1. I am so sorry…take care!

  2. Jen

    I’m so sorry, Simon. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Jenny

    Oh Simon, I’m so very sorry.

  4. Simon, I am so sorry about Granny Savidge. She will be missed by your listeners as well. Hugs and healing thoughts are going out to you across the pond.

  5. So sorry for your loss Simon – sending positive thoughts to you at this difficult time.

  6. LI

    My Condolences.

  7. Jo

    I am so sorry, and as I reach the first anniversary of the death of my gran my heartfelt sympathy at this very difficult time I know how important Grans are.

    Thoughts with you and all those close to you.

  8. So sorry to hear this news, Simon. Sending good thoughts and prayers to your family.

  9. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  10. Sorry to hear that. Sending my prayers.

  11. so so sorry to hear of your loss. i’m thinking of you and your family.

  12. Very sorry to hear this Simon. Sending you my thoughts,
    Tom.
    (p.s. what a wonderful photo).

  13. Simon – As a longtime reader of your blog, I was always charmed by your discussions of or with Granny Savidge, and I’m so incredibly sorry to hear she has passed. What a wonderful lady. Thoughts to you and yours.

  14. Claudia

    My Condolences.

    .

  15. Jaime

    Simon, I’m so sorry. Thank you for sharing bits of Granny Savidge with your readers over the years so we could all appreciate what a wonderful woman she was. My thoughts are with your family.

  16. My sincere condolences. This is a lovely picture of you and your Gran.

  17. Tasha Byelich

    So very sorry to hear the news. I agree, a beautiful picture.

  18. Hope your ok mate🙂 thoughts are with you

  19. So sorry to hear this, Simon, she sounded like a marvellous woman!

  20. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you & your family

  21. Very sorry to read this, glad you were all around at the end, and that you had such a great Granny and Granny had such a great grandson.

  22. I’m sorry for your loss, Simon. It was obvious from your posts that she was a special person.

  23. Deborah

    Very sorry for your loss. In time I hope all the good memories heal your sadness, and that the time you took to be with her in her illness will be a comfort. She sounded wonderful in the interview you did with her; her strong spirit & enthusiasms certainly seem to be living on in you.

  24. I love the picture, you both look so happy. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you xx

  25. Laura Caldwell

    Sorry that you have lost your Gran. I’m glad that you got to spend so much time with her in the past year. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady!

  26. My condolences to you and your family. I loved reading about Grandma Savidge. You are so lucky to have had such an inspirational lady in your life.

  27. Kateg

    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

  28. Really sorry to hear that Simon, will be thinking of you and your family x

  29. Amy C

    So sorry to hear this, Simon. Have been following your journey with your Gran on your blog for a long time and know this must be so hard. Sending hugs and prayers to you and yours from across the pond.

  30. Roger Park

    I’m so sorry, Simon. She will always live in your memory (and many of ours).

  31. Sad news and very sorry to hear. Lovely pic of the two of you x

  32. So sorry to hear this. I can tell from your posts just how special your gran was to you. I imagine you’ve got some great memories to cherish xx

  33. Ana

    Such sad news Simon. She will live in my memory thanks to you. The interview you shared was a highlight for me. What an inspirational woman she will continue to be.

    Love and condolences

  34. So very sorry. Praying for comfort as you mourn with your family. I always enjoyed reading about your Granny here. She sounded like an amazing lady.

  35. I’m sorry for your loss. I always liked her guest posts on your blog and when she was on The Readers Podcast.

  36. Chris

    My condolences, Simon. You have honoured your Gran every day, and will continue to do so by your example. Thank you for sharing her with us, and best wishes to you and your family.

    Chris

  37. EllenB

    So sorry, Simon, for you and your family. It is never easy to lose a dear one and I wish you all peace. Ellen

  38. I am sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

  39. Cathrine

    Dear Simon, I’ve only recently found your blog and begun to follow it, but I’ve read quite a few of your older posts and enjoyed the references to Granny Savidge and her influence on your reading, and no doubt your life in general. She’s left an amazing legacy through the books you shared. A big hug from New Zealand.

  40. Very sorry to hear this, but what wonderful memories you will have. Love to you and the family.

  41. I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Granny Savidge. From your posts, she sounded like a wonderful granny and lovely lady. All the best to you and your loved ones during this time. Losing a grandparent is awful.
    All the best
    Sam

  42. Kim

    i am so very sorry for your loss. take care!

  43. So sorry to hear this news, Simon. What a lovely, happy photo.

  44. So sorry to hear your sad news. Thoughts to you and your family and treasure all of your happy memories with Gran.

  45. What a lovely picture. Great memories for sure! So sorry to read of your loss. My sincere condolences.

  46. Sharkell

    Sorry to hear about your Gran. She must have been such a special person to earn such respect and love from you all. Glad you were able to be with her through her last hours.

  47. Jayme

    Thakyou for introducing us to your Grandma. We will miss her. Take care of yourself and your family.

  48. Sharanya

    Heartfelt condolences Simon.

  49. Sorry to hear this, Simon.

  50. So sorry to hear about this! (What a sweet picture.)

  51. I am so sorry, Simon. My condolences to you and your family.

  52. sarah

    I am so sorry. As a regular listener and reader of your podcasts and blogs, it was so obvious how much your Gran meant to you (and you to her). The photo of you both laughing is wonderful. Take care of yourself and family.

  53. Sending ((hugs)) and thinking of you Simon xx

  54. margene

    The picture tells the story of how much she meant to you, as well as showing what a lovely woman she was. Condolences to you and your family, Simon.

  55. I’m so sorry. You were blessed.

  56. Ruthiella

    I am so sorry to hear that Simon. My condolences to you and your family.

  57. Louise Trolle

    My condolences Simon!

  58. What a delightful picture and no doubt just one of many wonderful memories you have. So sorry for your loss. Part of her will always be with you. Such a beautiful soul.

  59. My condolences to you and your family.

  60. Jill

    So sorry to hear about your Gran.

  61. AnnP

    So sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and your family.

  62. Bet

    So sorry, Simon! Praying for comfort for you and your fam…

  63. From all that you’ve written about her, your gran was an amazing, beautiful woman, and I know she’ll be missed by all. I think it’s wonderful that you had so many great times with her, read books with her, and then spent so much time with her when she was sick. I’m sure that was a comfort for her.

    *hugs*

  64. So sorry to hear of your loss. She sounds like a wonderful, inspiring person.

  65. Elizabeth

    Simon, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family through this difficult time.

  66. Simon, I am so very sorry for you and your family’s loss. My heart goes out to you all during your time of grief.

  67. Sorry to hear about your loss. I hope you and your family will be okay.

  68. henrietta

    That is such a wonderful picture of you and your Gran. I’m sure that she will be much missed.

  69. Adam Stone

    Condolences on your loss.

  70. I’m so sorry for your loss, Simon. Such an amazing person. Peace to you and your family. Lovely that The Readers re-posted the podcast with her…I just listened to it.

  71. Lovely post, lovely picture xxxx Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:07:44 +0000 To: michelle_robe18@hotmail.com

  72. Vanessa

    My condolences, Simon. I’m a new reader and listener and have enjoyed your mentions of your gran. I’m listing now to the podcast. She sounds like a lovely lady full of inspirations. Thank you for telling us about her.

  73. So sorry to hear of your gran’s death.

  74. Delyn

    ‘….what will survive of us is love.’
    ( ‘An Arundel Tomb’ by Philip Larkin
    I hope you find peace and comfort and are able to reflect on many happy times together.

  75. My grandmother also had a huge influence on my reading.

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  76. Really sorry to hear that. My deepest condolences.

  77. Deirdre

    My sincere condolences, Simon, to you and your family.

  78. My condolences to you and your family, Simon.

  79. I’ve always enjoyed your posts about Granny Savidge. My condolences to you and your family. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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