On Friday 29th November 2019 Saskia was tragically taken from us in an appalling act of violence.
Saskia was a funny, kind, positive influence at the centre of many people's lives. She had a wonderful sense of mischievous fun and was generous to the point of always wanting to see the best in all people.
She was intent on living life to the full and had a wonderful thirst for knowledge, enabling her to be the best she could be.
The outpouring of sympathy since Saskia's death has demonstrated the esteem she is held in by many, many people and shown what a force for good she had already become.
A special day with your tree… you continue to unite us all, so much love shared. We all miss you xx Mum ❤️🌻❤️🌻🌳
Happy Birthday Sas! 🎂🥳 As you would say, ‘Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations Mum’ …… I truly hope you have found yours! I love you all the way to the moon and back. Mum xxxx 🌻❤️🌻❤️🌻
Happy birthday you beautiful soul Sassy Pants!!😇🥳 . Me and the girls are missing you soo soo much 🤍 Today we will drink tequila and share fond memories of you. Just the other day we were reminiscing about your Dagenham accent when imitating Becky ‘oi behave’. And when I was in easy writing mode and would made up words such as conversising, thinking if I sounded confident then you wouldn’t notice. But you always noticed because you were such a good listener. And then you would point it out and we’d be in stitches laughing, only to add the word to our piss take vocabulary. And I made out like fffs you’re so pedantic!! (Another word you taught me) But secretly I loved it because you allowed me to laugh at myself on a daily basis and not take life too seriously. No fear of judgement from you even from day one. I guess this is why I was so attracted to your personality and the energy you bring and wanted to spend every day with you. You made even the most tedious day to day task such a laugh. You turned me into this person that giggles at everything and plays pool badly In WTS till 3am then spends the next day in the library using terms like ‘Furthermore’ only to decide that we should go for ‘one drink’ and we would laugh because we knew it was never ‘jUsT OnE dRiNk’. We would secretly be waiting for the other one to suggest it so that when we wake up with a hangover after getting in at 4am (because Lokum for free food of course) we could joke that it was the other persons fault. Today I remember the times when you were there for me in a way some can’t understand. When I got yelled at by the security guard from WTS because I tried to push you over for being cheeky and you almost fell into the members computer. This shocked and upset me and made me think about my dad when he used to yell, and how he didn’t make an effort to see me at the time. I was feeling volneranble and rejected so I left WTS to cry round the corner. You were the only one who noticed I had left so you rang me…. And you came to me without hesitation. You sat with me in the curb and took off your backpack. This night you were so focused on making sure that I was okay you forgot to pick up your backpack which had your laptop in it oh damn!! Most importantly this laptop had your thesis on and someone stole it. You stayed calm and carried on, you started again and didn’t let it get to you; And you never ever blamed me for it. You had a little meltdown of course because after all you are only human 😉. But you showed such grace in the matter, you just got on with it and tried so so hard to meet the deadline and never used it as an excuse to underperform. You were quite impressive really with the all nighters you were soo determined. I’d like to think that whoever has your laptops looks after it dearly. Who knows maybe they haven’t wiped it and your work is out there somewhere….. These are the qualities I think of when I think of you: Good Friend who goes above and beyond for others, Amazingly athletic, A 100% or nothing attitude , A Willingness to better yourself , Work hard…. party harder kinda ethic, Each year I carry these mottos in my heart, trying my hardest to be more Sass. I’m still working on the sarcasm (you managed to master that naturally) but I hope that you are looking on me as a proud woman. A big birthday hug from me and the rest team Sass. Many tequilas shall we drunk today ✨ I love you so much you birthday Queen. See you on the other side. Pineapple XoXoXo
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