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A Tribute To DAN And DPAC Member Vicky Roberts

March 27, 2015

Campaigner Dennis Queen shares some sad news on Facebook this morning. DAN and DPAC member Vicky Roberts sadly passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday.

I didn’t know Vicky Roberts personally, but she was a member of the disability community and the loss of one of us always hits us all hard.

Below is Dennis Queen’s short but very sweet tribute to her personal friend.

Attention all DAN and DPAC folk… Re Vicky Roberts aka Deaf Vicky.

I am sad to tell you that we lost another of our incredible warriors on Tuesday.
Vicky passed away unexpectedly in her sleep during the day, curled up in bed after messaging her adored spouse Linda. At this stage it is not clear why.

Vicky was much loved by all her friends for her awesome sense of humour and gentle loving nature. There was always hugs when Vicky was around. As well as that, she was a fantastic protester and campaigner, someone you can trust on a lockdown. Vicky was a dear friend of mine and I’m gutted, we’ve spent a lot of personal time together over the years. Most of all she leaves behind her a widow Linda, and I ask you to share your Vicky love with her at this sad time.

From Linda:

There will be a celebration of Vicky’s life, probably between the 1st and 3rd week in April. It will be in Manchester, in an accessible venue with, of course, BSL interpretation! Jen, a good friend of Vicky’s, is helping me with the planning, but it’s still too soon to really get going with planning it properly. Anyone who would want to come, but for whatever reason cannot make it to the celebration, will be welcome to send a paragraph to be read out at the celebration – a memory, what made Vicky Vicky to you, etc. Also, if any of you have any pictures with Vicky in them from DAN demos or any other setting, I would appreciate, if at all possible, a copy – electronic is fine. This is a hard time for Vicky’s friends as well as me, and I would hope any of you who are Vicky’s friends feel that you can contact me. My email address is linda_marsh66@yahoo.co.uk (that’s an underscore, not dash)”

My thoughts are with all who are affected by Vicky Roberts’ sad death.

Vicky Roberts (right) Protesting in London. Photo credit- Dennis Queen/Jo Church.

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 27, 2015 11:48 am

    Reblogged this on Lindas Blog and commented:
    Rest in Peace Vicky, Your courage and commitment will be your legacy and you will live on in our hearts because of your kindness.

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