Dawn de Vivre, In Loving Memory

On the day my beautiful friend Dawn De Vivre (formerly Dr Dawn Gibbins MBE) died, in the early hours I awoke to hear a bird singing extraordinarily loudly outside my window. As morning broke after her death, the day dawned bright and fair, the sun shone, and the birds sang with all their hearts, giving true meaning to ‘Dawn Chorus’.

In the evening the clouds turned pink and all was gilded in golden light in a delicately pale blue sky. Not a breath of wind, nothing stirred, and all was suffused with a gentle light. The day was filled with a stillness, a kind of grace and gentleness. It was as if the world knew, and had slowed down in her honour.

A passionate anti toxin campaigner and environmentalist Dawn was a valued member of my Ancient and Sacred Trees Community as well as being a shining light in our Last Wishes team.

True to her word to the last Dawn had an eco friendly funeral and natural burial in a sustainable, woven wicker coffin. Her final resting place is under the trees, her body gifted back to the earth.

She died as she lived, in her truth!

Wherever she went people like flowers, bloomed and blossomed in her wake

Dawn was an Act-Of-Goddess.

In loving memory.

Amanda x