My dear sister Dr Patricia Blackburn, a retired Consultant Psychiatrist, died in June last year of Motor Neurone Disease. She was 69 years old. She was incredibly brave throughout her illness, thinking only of others. She was a loving, lovely, loved granny who was devoted to her husband, children and grandchildren.
Pat had a heart for the vulnerable. She undertook prison Chaplaincy work as a volunteer for many years, using her understanding of issues surrounding addiction, to help people find recovery. She travelled to Liberia, Uganda, Kenya and Malawi, using her skills to transform the lives of individuals and families.
🌻 Pat enriched the lives of many with her charitable work and now my daughter, Fiona Harris, and I are taking on the challenge of abseiling off the Forth Rail Bridge. By raising money for the MND Charity, Dr Patricia Blackburn’s legacy of giving to others will continue. 💜