In Loving Memory of

Vanessa MacDonald Photo

Vanessa MacDonald

Vanessa MacDonald 25/09/1966 – 21/04/22

 

Vanessa joined Horder Healthcare as a Chef de Partie in the kitchen on 21st September 2015 at THC. Her passion was baking and she treated us to some gorgeous cakes in the Coffee Shop. She took a secondment to TMC starting 1st September 2020 where she flourished and was then promoted to Sous Chef from 4th January 2021. 

With some underlying health issues Vanessa shielded for many months in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic.   She was a very kind, gentle and thoughtful person, a great team member liked by all.    Often adding her touch of cheeky humour when she attended the TMC morning huddles on Teams and reminding us to “Get you lunch orders in quickly or be disappointed!” Vanessa loved a bit of light-hearted banter and always offered a cheery word and smile.

A very tough loss for both Catering Teams and close colleagues as well as the whole of the Horder family,  Vanessa lived out our organisations values and was a truly lovely lady!

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Raman Malhotra

I am so sorry and sad to hear this, Vanessa was such a lovely person.  I always enjoyed seeing her on wednesday afternoons.  She had a wonderful, gentle energy and we will really miss her.  Please accepy my sincere condolences.  Raman …

Amber Mulford

Vanessa is greatly missed. Her big smile and jokes at the morning huddle always set the day off to the perfect start! Vanessa always went above and beyond, even when I would put in a last minute catering request she would offer extras and make sure there was plenty to go around.  Vanessa was …

Elin Richardson

Thank you Vanessa for the joy you brought into our lives every day from your witty banter in huddles to your amazing cakes. We will miss you. Gone but not forgotten, rest in peace lovely lady. Heartfelt condolences to your family x  …

Jackie Matthews

I’ve known lovely V for many years, firstly as a wonderful chef at Spire TW, then here at THC. She always had a smile and time for some banter – she used to call me Jack Dee – always the joker. Her warmth, humour and kindess will be remembered, and we have lost a …

herbie kinvig

Vanessa, Always the happy, smiling go lucky person who never had a bad word to say aginst anyone. You will be greatly missed Matey. May you continue to shine brightly in the stars above  …

Anita

Masses of purple flowers have come out in my garden in the last few days – a permanent and beautiful reminder of you. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone – miss you so much lovely lady. Rest in peace and know that you are always loved xx …

Guy Heasman

Vanessa had a great sense of humour, always had a smile and a cheeky comment.  Vanessa always wanted to please and look after others and often did this via her lovely cakes she made, she even made one at her trade test although not a requirement! I enjoyed working with Vanessa and things are …

Shirley James

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to all Vanessa’s family. Dear Vanessa it has been a pleasure being your friend and work collegue over the past 7 years.  I will miss our Thursday dinner dates at McIndoe and weekly Emmerdale catch up’s, you always had time to stop and chat will miss you loads. Rest IN …

Aimee Boydens

Vanessa was an incredibly caring colleague who I will miss seeing as she always had time for a chat and a smile to cheer people up. My thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.  Aimee x …

Amanda Glazebrook

Dearest Vanessa, I will miss your friendly smile and laughter, you certainly brightened my day whenever I saw you or spoke to you on the phone. Fly high lovely lady Amanda xxxxx …