On Thursday 3 February our parish rector served the funeral of Valentina Abramow, née Katonin. Both the Abramow and Katonin families have a long and important association with our parish. Valentina, who was born in Europe in 1943, departed this life on 23 January 2022. She was laid to rest in Wallsend Cemetery, a short distance from her parents Michael and Maria. We offer heartfelt condolences to Valentina’s husband of nearly 55 years, Eddie; to their children Michael, Natalie and Phillip; to her grandchildren; and to her sister Anna. Memory eternal!