Mary Phillips Obituary, Death – We regrettably say goodbye to our great friend and 6th Dijon legend, Mary Phillips, who died away this week, with heavy hearts and a deep feeling of loss. Mary will always hold a special place in the hearts of those who had the honour of knowing her. Mary’s journey with us started in the NHS, where she consistently showed love, empathy, and a wonderful sense of humour. The images presented here provide witness to the joy she brought into our lives. Her kind heart and amiable manner made her a beloved figure within the Dijon 5 community.
Mary and I met while we were employed at the NHS, and it didn’t take us long to become close friends. Mary’s generosity was evident in 2019 during a trying time during the Edinburgh Fringe when she volunteered to help me flyer with her buddy Morag. She came back on other days with Soapy and other people to help, an act of kindness that will always have a particular place in my heart. That’s what a real buddy looks like.
We met again at our George Square event this year, when Mary danced in the rain with a huge smile on her face despite being ill. Her tenacity and happy disposition made a lasting impression on everyone who was lucky enough to see it. Family, friends, and colleagues at NHS will miss Mary terribly. In group discussions, they have only had nice things to say about the amazing person Mary was. Mary’s influence was felt all the way from Woodilee to Stobhill.
Let’s honour Mary Phillips’ lovely spirit and remember her as a friend who was empathetic, kind, and supportive to everyone around her. May her memory encourage generosity and friendship among the people of the 6th Dijon community and beyond, and may she rest in eternal peace.