My Granny passed away peacefully yesterday after a short battle with cancer. She was 87.

Mary King was the life and soul of her community. She was the most cheerful and fun person I have ever known – an eternal optimist and a lover of people. She was also a master crafter, a generous supporter of local charities, and a wise family elder.

We will all miss her terribly.

Safe travels, Granny. I love you.

Granny at the West Peckham Fete

Granny poses in front of the kind of motorbike she used to ride in her younger days, at the West Peckham Fete, Saturday 6 July 2013.