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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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 …

Nicolae Pavel

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 …

Nicolae Pavel


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 …

Nicolae Pavel

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. …

Nicolae Pavel

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.  …

Geetha and Murali

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 …

Nicolae Pavel

Laura Christodoulou

My dearest Alex, I am forever thankful and blessed to have called you one of my best friends in life. So witty, kind, funny, true and exceptional in everything. I will always admire your patience, humility, gentle soul and how you were just bursting with talent!   It hurts that life was so cruel …

Laura Christodoulou


Alexandra Diengdoh Pavel – Rest in Peace my beautiful, funny and truly amazing friend.   …

Nicolae Pavel

Sarah Bryans

Dear Nicolae and Mrs Pavel, I am so very sorry for your loss. I spent time with Alex at work – both in a professional and social context – and remember her great warmth, humour and intelligence. She was always a great joy to be with. She will be missed by so many and …

Nicolae Pavel

Danel & Daniela Kidane

There are no words for what to say to console you for your loss. Alex was loved, admired and an inspiration for many. We are blessed to have known her! Dumnezeu sa o odihnească! Today and always may loving memories bring you peace, comfort and strength.  Keeping you close in our hearts and prayers! …

Nicolae Pavel


Alex, what fun we had setting sail on the UOB Sea for the pirate themed summer party, I remember at one of the first event meetings you showed how much you truly loved all things piratey when you came in with mini anchors and crab baskets that you had made-an example of your great …

Nicolae Pavel

Eileen Chan

My sweet, beautiful, Alex.  Ever since we met in Nottingham I always knew that you were someone I could depend on.  We hung out almost every night after class and I still remember how much fun we had pirating every episode of Ugly Betty on the school’s shoddy internet.  I loved the time that …

Nicolae Pavel

Sarah Mason Howorth

Alex was one of my closest friends in graduate school and I was — still am — honored she called me a friend. Alex was one of the smartest, most talented people I’ve known, but also so strikingly kind and humble. Alex absorbed information easily, crafted words seemingly effortlessly, and was so genuinely interested …


Ulrika Meegolla

Alex was a very special person and it was a priviledge to have known her. She was talented, kind, inspiring and had an ability to make you laugh – she was an absolute credit to you both and I am so very sorry for your loss.  …

Nicolae Pavel

Fanaye Solomon Yirga

I still cannot believe it, nor can many of our old classmates from ICS in Addis Ababa. Alex did not have long on this earth, but she made the most of the time she had. She was a source of light, warmth, and creative inspiration to all who knew her, myself included. Please accept …

Nicolae Pavel

Pankaj & Simmi Srivastava

Respected Ma’am & sir Our heartfelt condolences for this irreplaceable loss. We still fondly remember her as a bright & lovely child. Going back to the days in Addis. Hope HE gives you the strength to bear the loss.  Simmi & Pankaj  …

Nicolae Pavel

Aashish Khadia

I feel privileged and honoured to have known Alex.  She was inspiring, talented and had a superb sense of humour.  I will always remember our time working together at the University.   Whenever I hear of GDPR I always think of the fun we had discussing titles for the guidebook you were working on …

Nicolae Pavel

Snædís Góa Guðmundsdóttir

“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart, you begin to understand, there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep… that have taken hold” – J.R.R Tolkien. My darling twin – …

Nicolae Pavel

Sierra Sweety Diengdoh

Sierra Sweety Diengdoh


Dear Nicolae and Jordana i cannot claim i know Alex personally well. But through limited work contacts, and what is more through you in the past two years, I feel I know about Alex a lot more. Let me start with, I believe, a true story:  Once upon a time, a businessman was flying in …


Ayesha Khalique

Alex and I became friends when we were at university together in Nottingham. She was so kind, thoughtful and intelligent, and brilliantly witty!   Even through the difficult past years, Alex showed exceptional courage, creativity (her drawings  were amazing!) and wisdom – she really will be missed by us all.  Sending deepest condolences to Alex’s …

Nicolae Pavel

Julia Howe

  ” What is lovely never dies,But passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air. ”    Thomas Bailey Aldrich   To have known Alex was to love her, and it has been such a joy in my life to know your beautiful child. There are no words for such an unimaginable …

Nicolae Pavel


It’s been a week already but I still can’t take it in. Alex you were a whacky creative soul with a heart of gold and I can’t believe you’re gone. Even though we only worked together for a short time you inspired me to work harder at my creative stuff. Your constant motivation and …

Nicolae Pavel

Anthea Ilpide

It’s been over a week since you left us, and it still feels so surreal. You were a beautiful soul, funny and bright. You lit up every conversation with your energy and positivity. I remember sitting in the Barbican Theatre with you, where we were watching ‘Hamlet’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and the words you …

Nicolae Pavel

Pradeep and Kiran

Our deepest condolences on the untimely demise of an angel Alex. We met her when she was a baby in Berlin and remember her as a God sent gift to her noble parents and she grew up to be a shining light not only for her family but all the people who got to …

Nicolae Pavel

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