December 11, 2011

burn my autumns


Very sad to hear the news that Loren Jansch, lovely wife of Bert, passed away this past weekend. She, too, was battling cancer and had gone off chemo temporarily to be with Bert (who died in October).

Dan and I visited her at Marie Curie hospice in London last month. She was residing in a corner room that looked out on autumn trees. She said she hoped she could get well and look after Bert's legacy...a legacy that is now ours—that is, anyone who loved his music—to preserve. Rest in peace, Loren.


David E. said...

Thank you for your remembrance. Loren was a sweetheart and though I only had a few conversations with her through the years I was always struck by her kindness and gentle nature. I remember how excited she was to see San Francisco for the first time, but also her disappointment that she and Bert saw no whales. Rest now Loren.

David E.

Laura said...

Thanks for your comment, David. Although I, too, only hung out with her a handful of times, she was always a delight to be around and will be dearly missed.

Anonymous said...

It may be late in the day but I met Loren only once and I have never met anyone I hit it off with so wonderfully (much to Bert's and my partner's frustration).

She was a truly graceful lady, without pretension, kind and with a great sense of humour. A truly sound woman and I mourn her loss.

Roger G