I write this while attending your funeral, albeit not in person.
I spoke from my heart in the recent video message, because I wanted you to know how much you influenced not only myself, but so many others. Many a circle has come around which has shown mutual companions. You have inspired several generations.
I will never forget our regular chin wags in my office, never a dull story or experience.
I took such pride in introducing you to our Concorde guests, to make you blush just a little when I scraped the surface of your incredible life and career.
It doesn’t feel enough to send my condolences to your beloved family. I know they are all so proud of you.
Your beaming laugh and charisma will always be remembered.
With all of my love and admiration,