On Friday morning, the twenty-ninth of August, 2008, in one of the serenely beautiful valleys around Robertson in South Africa, our beloved friend, Mercia Stowe, nee Nel, died at the hands of a drunk driver.
Her sudden passing has left Bob, her husband of forty-four years, devastated. Mercia’s daughter Leslie and sons Frederick and Thomas are bereft. As wife and mother she gave her all and her best. We, her friends and admirers around the world, are deeply heart-sore because she treated us all as if we were her family.
We loved her for her enthusiasm and her kindness, her energetic pursuit of good and right, her love of family and friends. A Viking at heart, she inspired all those who came into her ambit to do a little more, and a little better, for the good of mankind.
Mercia, may your voyage to Spirit be on smooth seas, and with the wind in your back.