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Clare Ann Walters

Clare Ann Walters

25th Feb 1964 - 5th Feb 2021
56 years
"Hour given to summer and summer tum" Clare Walters text to Tejas (James) - 26th March 2017 Clare passed over in her sleep at Croydon University Hospital on the morning of the 5th February 2021; her Doctors reassure us that she would have felt no pain. We also now know that Reuben, who works at the Hospital with his wife Mary & who were both Clare's London housemates, saw Clare there (she was on his ward). Before Clare fell asleep for the last time ... she will have seen Reuben too. We understand she seemed a bit stronger, a bit better then. Clare had a friendly, caring presence close by ... near the end. A heartening thought indeed. A message from her partner Tejas (James) - to those I have already met & know, & to those I have yet to meet, such deep thanks & gratitude. I hear each & every one of you. I have been feeling into the meaning of the above text; & right now it seems to me that it's about bringing Clare's light, her joy, her groundedness to even more souls, wherever they may be. Clare didn't lead a small life, it wasn't who she was; there were so many that she touched. I would like to invite you all to share whatever is in your heart on this memorial page about darling Clare. Memories, photos, poetry, prose - whatever feels right, to create a celebration for Clare. Namaste. I got Clare interested in Falconry; I preferred Eagles, Clare preferred Owls (but they're all adorably amazing of course). In that spirit there are two places we love & we know would greatly appreciate donations - Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre (nr Bedford), & Dorset Falconry Park / Xtreme Falconry (nr Dorchester). You can donate to them here: Herrings Green Activity Farm https://gofund.me/c0ffb794 Dorset Falconry Park (to adopt a bird. I've been assured by Xtreme Falconry that's the best method) http://dorsetfalconrypark.co.uk/adoption.html Funeral / cremation arrangements are still being finalised, online celebrations are also being arranged, & will be communicated in due course (via this memorial page). Please keep checking back as we will keep it updated. Thank you. Your donations (for funeral costs and related expenses) will be greatly appreciated at this time. Thank you again. Clare & I went on many adventures, we enriched each other in our time together & Clare certainly expanded who I am. One day, on a holiday to Santorini, we ended up at the top of the high cliffs (to visit some of the island's ancient ruins) & I unexpectedly suffered my first, & so far only, attack of serious vertigo as we walked up the path. I just couldn't go any further, Clare did ... but on her way forward she asked others going back the other way to look out for me. That says so much about who Clare is & what she would do for us all. Clare's new www.clarewaltersbodywork.co.uk website has been so kindly finished posthumously too, by Janice (Ms JK Fisher), & is now live. Its beautiful & such a tribute. "Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day" Captain Sir Tom Moore

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Sending my love to all who remain and remember Clare. x
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Maxine Green
Dearest Clare, you were a work colleague, then a friend, and then a housemate. I miss our surreal kitchen chats at odd hours, and your tales of whichever of your several jobs you'd been working on most recently. You were so full of life that it's hard to believe that you're gone, but perhaps while your name is still spoken by so many, you are still with us. You were and still are loved, my friend. - Maxine
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Sandrine Jambert
Dear Clare, I am so sorry that I didn't get to say goodbye. You were many things to me: a housemate, a colleague, an older sister and a dear friend. I have wonderful memories of our late night conversations in the house in North London, our games of Backgammon, singing the Messiah with you in a church in Pimlico... and more recently the joy and support of exchanging distant treatments and long chats on Skype. You were kind and wise and fun. I will always remember you telling me "take care of your precious self". I will go to Kew Gardens as we had planned and think of you. Go well dear friend x
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Clare touched the lives of many
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Fond childhood memories.
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Sandrine Jambert
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Scott Sandoe
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I am devastated, my friend, and even sorrier that my London plans for last summer were derailed. But I do know that this is a new beginning rather than a tragic end - since we didn't get to catch up here, we'll catch up there. I will count on you to set up the rehearsals, so just let me know when to show up.
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Tracy Evans
Sincerest condolences to James, family and friends. I was stunned to hear the news of Clare's passing. I met Clare through craniosacral therapy. We assisted on many post graduate courses together over the years and as someone has already described her she was a 'workshop Angel'. We would delight in chatting about theatre - a passion we both shared, and passing on book recommendations - she had already read most of those I recommended but occasionally I slipped in one she had not head of. She was so diligent, compassionate and just a lovely lady to be around. You and your big heart will be very missed sweet Clare. xx
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Carey Haslam
Words fail me at times like these and I worry about saying the right thing - I can hear Clare saying just go for it and see what happens – don’t worry about it. So here goes, it was such a shock to hear that my friend Clare had passed away. We had been a ‘threesome’ with our friend Annie over the last 20+ years since we met on a women’s course in north London. Chiefly, we met up 3 – 4 times a year for dinner – usually at Taz restaurant under the arches at Waterloo even though the acoustics were terrible. What I will always remember is the breadth and depth of our conversations – nothing was off limits and we shared so much of our inner and outer lives. Our lives intersected in other ways and Clare was incredibly generous and giving – she house-sat for me one time and gave me bodywork sessions to help me manage my worrying about an operation. Clare’s take on life was very different from mine and mine was the richer for that. I admired Clare for living life on her own terms and for not needing to follow convention. She was true to her huge range of interests: bodywork, drama and theatre, Edinburgh Festival, the New Year’s Parade, tantra, Oscars and films, singing in the London choir, carol singing at Waterloo station for charity and travel guiding – I am sure I missed some – and it has been lovely to see all these passions mirrored back to her in everyone’s contributions to this page. I am particularly thinking of Clare today on what would be her birthday. Tejas, I know the greatest loss is yours – I am sending you love and courage at this difficult time. Being with you brought Clare a groundedness, a deep contentedness and the freedom to be herself – and those are great gifts. I hope you can gain support from reading how valued and loved Clare was. Carey xx
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I met Clare nearly 20 years ago on a women's group. Clare, another friend from the group, and myself used to meet every few months for supper. We always had engaging, stimulating chats and Clare was always totally open, non judgemental and supportive of all that was spoken about at the table. Her intellect was far reaching and we covered so many subjects from cinema to theatre, to business, to relationships, to politics. Clare's presence in my life, and at our table, will be greatly missed !