Final Tweet By Chiswick Resident Gets Huge Response

Thousands respond to Angela Brown's posting 'Leukaemia has finally got the best of me'


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A final poignant posting on Twitter by an elderly Chiswick resident has gone viral.

Chiswick Horticultural and Allotments Society (CHAS) volunteer Angela Brown, who died last Saturday, bid farewell writing, “Goodbye Twitter! Leukaemia has finally got the best of me and this is my last tweet. Twitter has provided entertainment, information, and the chance to 'meet' lots of nice people, so thank you. Don't be too sad, I've had a long and happy life."

As of Feb 2nd, that tweet had 14.3K Retweets and 133.7K 'Likes' with a a string of tributes being paid to the sprightly local resident who was a well-known figure at the CHAS Trading Hut. Comments, from both friends, local residents, and strangers included; ' I wish I'd met you earlier' and ' Your bravery is inspiring. The world will miss you when you are gone.'

Jill Morris of CHAS who was a long-time friend of Angela said, "For many years Angela has been the mainstay of the greenhouse - sowing, pricking out and generally making sure there are plants available for members in season, as well as happily advising and managing the seeds inventory. She spent a lot of time on her beloved allotment producing, inter alia, award-winning strawberries and, like Jim, her husband, was a keen supporter of QPR.

"Ever benevolent and optimistic, not many of you would have been aware that she had been battling leukaemia for the past couple of years. Although she was in remission twice, she eventually succumbed to it and she died peacefully on Saturday night at a hospice in Ealing, with family beside her."

Jill said: "We shall miss her greatly in so many ways.

Funeral arrangements - to be advised but please note - no flowers.

February 7, 2020


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