A Book of Remembrance


Fatima Sonawar 1983 - 2021

In tribute to Fatima from her UCLH family

Fatima, 37, had worked alongside us in the endoscopy department for seven years, and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and worked with her. She was kind and caring, and a much valued member of our team. We will remember her as someone for whom family was important, who always worked with a can do attitude and made time for her colleagues. She was a pleasure to work with and will be dearly missed.

Warm, open, positive, friendly, and always keen to help. News of her passing was a shock felt by all of her admin, nursing and medical colleagues.

Fatima will never be forgotten and always warmly remembered.

We have created this book of remembrance for everyone that was touched by Fatima and to allow her UCLH family the opportunity to express something of what she meant to them.  

When complete we plan to have it printed and present it to her family as a token of what she meant to us.

We have also created a Just Giving page to raise a fund for Fatima’s son, Aidan.  PLease click on the following link for details: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/fatima-sonawar

Book Owner: Tom Smith
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Dylan Smiley

Fatima cared deeply about those around her and would always stop by my office in passing to say hello, ask me about my family and tell me about hers. She loved her son Aidan deeply and would talk about him with such enthusiasm and passion; she really wanted the best for him. She had …


Roser Vega

I would like to express my most sincere sadness as Fatima is no longer with us. It has been a privilege to have her as a colleague for so many years. Her warm character and kindness and positive attitude towards challenges always brightened our day ahead at work. Dear Aidan, my fondest memories of …


Fatima Melo Benachi

I will miss your endearing loving aura, you always had such a beautiful smile on your face and such a positive individual.  I will surely miss seeing you around and talking to you… 🙁 You were such a kind and caring person always remembered to check on how me and my family was doing.  …


Jade O’Connell

Fatima was such a positive, happy and uplifting person. She always had time for everyone and genuinely cared about how you were. She will be sorely missed. We will always miss the bright light that she brought to the team.My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this very difficult time. …


Shameer Mehta

The world is now a bit darker without Fatima’s smile. A truly genuine person whose positive energy would lift the mood of any room, she will be hugely missed.   Dear Aidan – your mother was special. I would often meet her pushing you in your buggy outside the hospital and would always feel …


Andy Davey

I had only known Fatima a brief time, but even then I could tell she was a very special person. Fatima was friendly, kind, empathetic and caring – perfectly suited to her job helping patients and with realistic ambitions to improve herself and go on to bigger things. My deepest condolences to Fatima’s family, …


Wendy Murphy

My thoughts are with Fatima’s family and friends and I want to express my deepest sympathy from me as well as on behalf of my beloved son, Andrew Murphy, who passed away earlier on 22 October 2019.  I can share in the pain of losing someone who is loved so much and I know …


Reema Bhudia

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Fatima’s family. Knowing Fatima was a joy. She was full of spirit and love. She would yell ‘Hi Reema, how are your kids and family’ from across the office. She always made me chuckle. Such a fun and bubbly soul. She would talk about little Aiden and …


Vinay Sehgal

It was a real privilege to call Fatima a colleague but more importantly a good friend over the past 3 years. I will always remember Fatima for her beaming smile and ability to light up a room with her infectious enthusiasm. Her dedication to her job was second to none but more importantly her …


Sara Shaw

Fatima was so full of life with the brightest smile and time for everyone. She genuinely cared about her colleagues and was so proud of her team. I worked with Fatima for seven years and she stood out for always being so positive, working hard to develop herself and being kind to everyone. She …


Nicola Ward

Fatima was one of a kind – she was so bubby and kind and would cheer you up even on a bad day. After I left UCLH, I often bumped into her and it was like I’d never left. Sending love and thoughts to her family, rest in peace. Nicola x …


Hannah Kerby

Fatima was one of kind with her cheery, positive, full of life personality making it almost impossible to ever forgot her. I have fond memories of the conversations we would have about life, work and her son and I am going to miss hearing her voice shout my name just to say hello! She …


Mike Ketley

This is heartbreaking news, and my thoughts and condolences go out to Fatima’s closest friends and family. Having joined UCLH to help train staff in RTT and diagnostic rules in January 2017, I remember Fatima well as being part of a very small group for my first training session. All of her positive characteristics, …


Gavin Johnson

This is such devastating news. Fatima you brought the biggest smile to UCLH, always positive, always chatty…you will be sorely missed by us all. …


Ed Seward

My lasting memory of Fatima will be her big, big smile. She was always welcoming, always asking after me and my family. She lit up a room with her personality and it was a genuine privilege to be her colleague. She will be missed by everyone who worked with her, and our thoughts are …


Alex Gregg

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Fatima’s passing. What a wonderful, bubbly ray of sunshine she was. She brought so much joy to everything she did, and her kindness was appreciated by patients and staff a-like. My heartfelt condolences to her family, husband and son. May she rest in peace and her …


Geoff Bellingan

I just want to express my deepest sympathies to all of Fatima Sonawar’s family. We all feel so much for you, as this is such a shock and I just want to say that all of us at UCLH were so saddened at the news. The number of people who have spoken to me …


christine haron

Fatimah how we will miss your bright and bubbly smile. You were always so friendly to all the mums at the nursery. Your boy was your pride and joy and what a wonderful boy he is. Lots of love and prayers to your family.  …


Carole Mandel

I would like to send my sincere condolences on the sudden and unexpected loss of our dear friend and colleague Fatima. Fatima always made time for everyone in the office with her friendly smile and ability to make everyone she met feel welcome.  She was a caring, thoughtful person whom always went out of …



Fatima,  So so sad, Luci and I will miss the brightness you spread. Much love to all ❤️Rest in peace Heather and Luci from nursery …


Jennie Toft

Fatima was such a friendly, upbeat lady who clearly adored her beautiful little boy. I loved meeting her at the nursery, where she always put a smile on my face with her warm smile and happy disposition. We will miss her greatly …


Natalia Zarate

I will always remember Fatima’s smile, her warmth and her kindness. Never a complain and always willing to help and lift our spiritis. She was a bright light for all of us and her soft and warm approach make life in the office so much nicer. She will indeed be terribly missed …


Maureen Browne

My sincere condolences to Fatima’s Husband, son and family on your tragic loss. Fatima was a ray of sunshine who always made a dull day bright with her beautiful smile and happy outlook. I have very fond memories of Fatima and  I know she will be greatly missed by everyone whose lives she touched. …


Shruti Patel

My deep condolences to Fatima’s family for this sudden loss. Fatima, I will always remember you for your kindness, always willing to help, great sense of humour and always there for the team. She doted on her son, everyday she told us beautiful things they did together. We will all miss you at 250. …


Konstantinos (Costas) Fragkos

My deep condolences to Fatima’s family for this sudden loss. Fatima was very kind, hard-working, and very helpful. I remember talking with her about her young born son, who was born around the same time as my son. She was incredibly proud of her family which was an admirable quality and I feel incredibly …