Susan Pitts Obituary
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Susan Pitts Obituary

We are very sad to learn that our good friend from London, Susan Pitts has passed away. Susan turned 80 in January and the original plan was for all of us to go to London in July to celebrate with her – in the hope that the pandemic would have declined by then. In March, cancer was discovered and from then on according to her son, it has been a very rapid deterioration. The funeral service will take place on the 4th of August and there will be on online service as well. If you want to participate, please contact Simon Pitts.

Our fond memories of Susan are numerous as she was a frequent visitor in Iceland and spoke Icelandic. She sometimes stayed with us in our apartment in Reykjavík and Erik has been a frequent visitor in London, trying to help her cut down the ivy surrounding her house. The above picture is from a trip they made to Stonehenge. We are daily reminded of Susan, because she bought us very nice pottery (cups and bowls) from London, which we use almost every day. Susan was very skilled in languages and would try to explain some of phrasings of the English language, which are difficult for us foreigners to learn. She would also tell about World War II and how it affected England and took her father’s life. There were dark colours in her life at times, but upon the birth of her beloved granddaughter Lily, this all changed. We are most grateful on her behalf that she got those years with Lily at the end. All our warmest thoughts goes to Simon Pitts and his family!

Photo. Erik Sturkell. Very blurry, unfortunately. From Susan’s 70th birthday in London.
Photo: Sigurdur Emil. Gabby, Heidi and Erik.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Simon serving Piret.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Gabrielle in conversation with literate expert.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Heidi and Piret in conversation with a third guest.
Photo: Erik Sturkell. Piret and other guest.