Charlotte Rapson 'Lottie' (Passed away 15 Dec 2021)

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We always knew we had only borrowed our amazing Lottie for a short time and with a very heavy heart, on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 we had to give her back.

She was given to Anne and I on a Wednesday night in January 1994 and completely changed our lives. She spent most of the next 10,207 days frightening the hell out of us with that huge smile on her beautiful face. She taught us so many things … to focus on what you can do rather than worry about what you can’t, to see the good in everyone, to make the most of every day and never walk past an opportunity to do something mad!! We are so proud to have been her Mum & Dad and we know she touched many other people on her short journey.

She loved her brothers Luke & George fiercely, was an expert at spoiling her nephews, nieces and Godchildren, was a friend to many and an inspiration to more than we ever knew.

It will take us all time to recover from this but we won’t let day 10,207 be the lasting memory of our girl. We have an overwhelming choice of best bits to pick from and we hope you do too.

As Christmas was Lottie’s favourite time of the year, she would want people to be together as planned - not separated by lockdowns or having to isolate from their loved ones. So to avoid any risks, we will be holding a private family funeral on Thursday.

We know that many of you would have liked to say goodbye but we will be leaving from her house in Brickley Lane at 16.00 on Thursday 23rd December and driving via St Johns Street and the Marketplace if you would like to pay your respects along the way.

Lottie always loved tan lines and a music festival so we can’t think of a better way to celebrate her life but to hold “LottieFEST” on a lovely sunny day in Spring 2022. More details will follow but we very much hope that you will then all be able to join us to celebrate her life in style.

Finally, we have been overwhelmed by the hundreds of lovely messages, cards, flowers and calls we have received from all corners of the globe. We always knew that she was special but she clearly touched many more lives that we could have imagined and we will be ever grateful for your support at this time.

James, Anne, Luke & George

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Sarah Fenwick donated £50 in memory of Charlotte

James and Anne, sending much love xxxx

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Katchina Burr donated in memory of Charlotte
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Vivienne Underwood donated £50 in memory of Charlotte

Dear lotpot. I chose to save my words until today, being a day you loved to spend with your amazing family. I hope you've had a good overview of us all today and understood how special you were.
For a short time, I stepped into the shoes of a carer. Clearly, it was meant to be with you because you changed my outlook on life and guided me through a difficult time in my life. Everything for a reason. Sleep well beautiful sunshine girl xx

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Alice connorton wrote

Lottie you were always so polite always saying thankyou at even at the hardest times, and apologising for little things like waking me up for the umpteenth time!! It was always a pleasure to work with you and spend time with you. Run free with all your doggies! Your smile will bring sunshine to all that knew you even on a rainy day. I know your looking down on us now smiling at your family and friends. RIP Lottie, I’ll always remember you.xxx

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Emma Purcell donated £45 in memory of Charlotte

Love you Lottieeee Pooooo! So sad we couldn’t be with you and your family t yesterday to say a final farewell but we will sure celebrate your life in style next Spring!

You are one in a million and I thank you for everything you’ve done for me! XXXXX

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Charles Lucas donated £30 in memory of Charlotte

James and Ann, I have only just caught up with your sad news and
Jo and I send you our heartfelt sympathy. Best wishes to you all.

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Chris Dyer donated £40 in memory of Charlotte

With love x

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Chris & Sarah Dyer wrote

Wishing you all the very best and our heartfelt condolences.

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Beth, Richard and Tyler Morris donated £50 in memory of Charlotte

Thinking of you all today xxx

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Peter Holdsworth wrote

Sending all of love to the special "Lot Pot".. you will always be in our thoughts and we celebrate who you were as a miracle person. All of love and smiles ! Peter, Le, Lucy and Jasmine

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Jon Penn donated in memory of Charlotte

Love from Jon and Teresa xxx

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Marian Denvir donated in memory of Charlotte

Our gorgeous girl

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Pete, Eve & Aoife Sweeney donated £10 in memory of Charlotte
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Harry Newton wrote

Dear all, I am still holding all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this time . Lottie touched people beyond measure. She was a ray of sunshine to everyone who met her and were impacted by her and her legendary smile.

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Anna Withers donated £20 in memory of Charlotte

Your big
beaming smile will stay with us always Lottie x x ❤

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Tim Eliot-Cohen donated £100 in memory of Charlotte

The smile is immortal

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richard kibby donated £30 in memory of Charlotte

Beautiful young lady x

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Jez & Sara Tomlinson donated £50 in memory of Charlotte

Rapson energy & positivity ❤️

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Mandy Aston donated £30 in memory of Charlotte

Your big smile will remain with us forever x

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Ian Phillips donated £30 in memory of Charlotte

RIP Lottie, you'll live on in many peoples hearts

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Tim Carson donated £30 in memory of Charlotte

A remarkable young lady

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