Memorial: Sarah Ansell

This is Bob Ansell, Sarah’s husband.

It is with great sadness that I write to tell you all of the Sarah’s death. After nearly 11 years with multiple myeloma she finally ran out of options. She died peacefully with me at her side, in our bed, on August 13th.

While the funeral was family-only affair, I have arranged a memorial for her. I would be delighted if readers of the blog who felt they knew her could attend.

This was one of her favourite photos. It was taken a few months after her last stem cell transplant, when she temporarily grew frizzy hair.

During her life she contributed to improving the lives of everyone she came into contact with. She will be remembered as a wife, a companion, a friend, a mother, a campaigner and political activist. Sarah was cremated on 28th August. This memorial event is to celebrate her life, her achievements and her impact on those around her.

The venue, Northampton Working Mens Club is in Sheep Street, Northampton, NN1 2LZ.

It is 2mins walk from Mayorhold Multi-Storey Car Park (Lady’s Lane, NN1 3AH) and Northampton Bus Station, and 15mins walk from Northampton Railway Station.

A buffet is provided from 12:30pm. Speeches and contributions are welcome from all and will begin at 1pm.

Please let me know if you are coming, either through this event or privately, so that I can cater for the correct number.

I can be contacted on 0750 22 55 208 or by email:

I would be grateful if you could share these details with others that knew Sarah and may wish to attend, particularly those from with whom we may have lost contact