In Loving Memory of


Alexandra Diengdoh Pavel

After almost two years of battling two aggressive cancers, Alex passed away on 17th May 2021 at the age of 29.

Throughout her life Alex has been cherished and loved by her friends, colleagues and family for her humour, wit, compassion, understanding and down-to-earth approach to life and death.

She was known for her wicked sense of humour till the last days, always posting inspirational quotes such as “I must not fear, fear is the mind killer”. Her rules of engagement were no pity, no bombardment of questions but she welcomed dark jokes at her expense.

Her strong will and determination to fight the dreadful disease by all means included in her last moments, a virtual experience of the ocean or a sail ship, a room spray that smells of the sea and a feast for the senses.

She was an accomplished writer, has published a book of short stories and comics, currently working on a novel in a series of six to seven. She was also a talented artist and a gifted musician, playing the piano, duitara (traditional Khasi instrument), violin and guitar.

Above all she was ever ready to support those in need from helping Mother Theresa’s nuns in St Petersburg with cooking and feeding the old and sick to other activities such as victim support and providing moral support and comfort to friends.

Alex left a huge void in our lives and shattered our hopes and dreams.

Rest in peace our beloved angel, we will be together again in a better world.



Book Owner: Nicolae and Jordana
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Humza Hussain

Dear Nicolae and Mrs Pavel. My deepest condolences to the both of you for your loss. I pray that Alex’s soul has eternal peace. Humza x …

Jordana and Nicolae

    Eulogy for our beloved daughter Although we were aware Alex’s chances of survival were minimal after she was diagnosed with the second cancer, her death came as a shock and left a huge void in our life. Words cannot describe the grief caused by her loss. Many knew her either as a …

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Laura Booth

Dear Nicolae and Mrs Pavel, I am so saddened to hear of Alexandra’s passing. I never had the fortune to meet Alex but Nicolae, I remember how fondly you talked of her during out chats in the International Office and could see how very proud you were that she was your daughter. I’m heartbroken …

Julie Tysoe

Alex, it was a real privilege to have been able to call you not only a colleague but also a friend, thank you for the brightness you bought to all our lives. I always loved your sense of humour, your creativity which truly inspired me, and our shared loved of reading which was the …


To the family of Alexandra,   I was not fortunate enough to know Alex, having worked at the university as I do, but I was saddened to hear of your loss nonetheless and wished to express my sincere condolences. I hope that you find peace and a measure of comfort in the positive impact …

Aizhan Omar

Dear Nicolae and Mrs Jordana,  Please accept my sincere condolences. This is just such a shoking and tragic news. I remember Alexandra so well at how confident she was at doing presentation about GDPR at Bedfordshire, she was smart yong lady with such a bright furture. I feel so much pain hearing this news. …

Geetha Murali

Deat Nicolae and Jordana We know the depth of your loss as we have gone through this face. God will give you strength to accept the reality. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.  …

Chara Boula

Dear Nicolae and Mrs Pavel, Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for your loss. It was an honour that to have known Alex. We cooperated at work and occationally interacted socially. She was awalys very kind, helpful, bright and lovely to work with, and she had a great sence of humour. I truly believe …