This is an incredibly difficult post to write.
We have recently suffered a heartbreaking loss. Our dear Kate, one half of the Northern Regards team and maker of beautiful jewellery, passed away on August 4th.
Kate lived her life with passion and gusto. Talented, generous and loyal, she loved fiercely and argued brilliantly. A possessor of fine wit and strong opinions our Kate loved a robust conversation and debate.
She leaves us with treasured memories and a deep sense of loss.
Kate was farewelled in a beautiful service last week in ‘her’ Northcote. A service filled with love and stories. Stories of our beautiful and loyal friend.
I would like to say a very sincere thank you to everyone in our Northern Regards community and beyond who have extended their sympathies, love, support and shared fond memories of Kate over the past couple of week.
I hope that you can understand that at this time I’ll be taking a break from Northern Regards Artisan Market to grieve and heal.
At some time in the coming months, as a community we will gather to celebrate Kate, her beautiful work and help support her two amazing sons.
Rest now sweet friend. Your struggle is over.
Travel well sweet friend. We love you.
“Be our guardian angel and ensure we never take talent,
beauty and friendship for granted.”
Sending love to you, Dee. You have shown so much courage and care for the wider community in the midst of your loss. Thank you.