- Recording of Liz's testimony.
In my life, I’ve been present at the passing of four close people. First, my father: my mother - it was amazing that we actually got my mother to the hospital in time to be with him before he actually died. I had to be strong because I had to be strong for Mum. I couldn’t grieve until a bit later. And then the next person to go was my husband and I was actually away. The nurses had said [I had been offered this job, as it was, looking after some cyclists] and they said “you go away and enjoy this before he comes home”. I was going to have to look after him – he’d had a stroke and wasn’t able to walk or anything. And then I got this call in the middle of the night and I’m in the middle of the mountains in Italy, to say that he had had another stroke. And, I don’t know, a taxi took me to some airport and I then got an aeroplane to Stanstead, I think it was Stanstead, and then I had to get across London. And I got there. God made him wait until I got there to be with him. So I was with Dad, and I was with Ted, and then I was with Mum. And it was so lovely that my mum passed quietly away after having suffered so much illness in her life.