Sue Vincent passed from this organic life into the world of Being, early this morning. Her partner, Stuart France, was with her, as was her family.

(Above: Sue about to have lunch outside one of her favourite places on the moors at Ilkley – her ‘spiritual home’.

She leaves two fine sons and two delightful grandchildren, Hollie and Imogen… and a famous dog named Ani, whose books have outsold anything the rest of us have ever written.

Sue was one of the founding Directors of the Silent Eye, planned through the winter of 2012, and established in the spring of 2013. She described it as one of the most important things she ever did.

I will be writing a little about the history of our Mystical School on Thursday’s Silent Eye blog, and copied, here.

(Above: Sue and Stuart on Ilkley Moor (with hat) after one of our preparatory walks for a coming workshops)

She leaves us all with fond memories of her fiesty and indefatigable spirit, her love of life, and her deep empathy with the cares of others.

(Above: the three of us on Ilkley Moor. Taken with my camera set on self-timer that fell off its rock immediately after this was taken…)

The Silent Eye will carry on its work, as she would have wanted. Sue will be deeply missed…

Sue Vincent

14th September 1958 – 29th March, 2021

©Stephen Tanham, 2021.

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a modern yet mystical journey through the forest of personality to the sunrise of Being.

72 Comments on “Sue Vincent, friend and co-creator

  1. Thanks, Steve. I have already wept and will doubtless weep more.. and I never met Sue.. She somehow reached that vital, mysterious part of a human being which is difficult to define! She, of course, was much to young to leave this mortal coil when she filled such a vital role for others, but life and death is ever a mystery….Her vital energy and beautiful words will be a fitting legacy. Love and peace. Joy xx

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    • Thank you, Joy. Like many such ‘bright stars’, Sue was a mixture of fire and water… I think she was constantly astonished by how well known and loved she had become xx

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  2. Even though expected, this is sad news indeed. Sue will be forever in our hearts. Please pass on my love and condolences to her family and Ani. Sending hugs to you, Stuart. xo

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  3. Steve, I’m deeply sorry for your loss, and our loss of Sue in this world. She touched my life and many others in our blogging writers community. I recently took part in the Sue Vincent Rodeo on the Carrot Ranch that supported her and her family, and I appreciate you passing along this news. I’m sure her writing will reach many more people, and it’s a legacy that’s sweet to have. But her indefatigable spirit will be missed.

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    • She will, Sheri. But her writing legacy with Stuart and Gary will live on. And our workshops seem to linger in the hearts and minds of those who met and knew her x

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  4. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:
    A lovely tribute Steve. My thoughts are with Stuart, Sue’s family and friends, and of course, dear Ani. Sue will be sadly missed by so many. RIP dear lady. It was an honour and privilege to know her, a beautiful person inside and out, and one I considered a friend.
    My thoughts are with you all ❤

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  5. I have cried and written my self out. Sue was a beacon of light in our lives. There is so much love out there for Sue it just transends the ordinary like she did.
    Sending love to Stuart,all the family and to you and your family too and everyone who loved Sue. A new star burns bright tonight.
    Thank you Steve for this beautiful post.💜💜

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  6. I am sorry to read this news, Steve. Sue’s posts were often a highlight of my day. I particularly enjoyed vicarious visits to churches and sacred places in the landscape.
    My condolences to you and Stuart, and to Sue’s family. And sympathy to Ani as well.

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  7. I’m sorry to learn of Sue’s passing and the loss of such a great friend, Steve. Even though we knew her time was near, our hearts still break with the news. Carrying on her legacy will keep her memory alive. I, for one, will never forget her, a great mentor and teacher. ❤

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  8. My condolences to you, Stuart, Sue’s family, and of course, Ani.
    I was numb all day yesterday, after hearing the news. Even though it was expected, it’s never easy to accept.
    Sue was a special woman and this blogisphere will forever miss her.
    RIP Sue 💜🙏🏼

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  9. My Deepest Condolences to you and your family. It is very sad news. May her Soul rest in peace. She has left behind beautiful memories and she has touched so many with her blog. Hugs to you all.

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  10. A lovely tribute and wonderful pictures of Sue. My tears have stopped for the nonce, but my heart is still aching with our loss. My sympathies to her family and her friends, who are legion. I am only glad that her struggle is over. Ours is beginning with her passing.

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  11. Looking forward to reading that article Steve… Love these photos – I will download them if you don’t mind? It was nice to have a smile that Ani has outsold us all…. Gutted tho., really.

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  12. Glad you liked it, Gary. Please feel free to download. A brilliant shot of Sue in tomorrow’s blogs, too. See you soon, I hope. Steve


    • Thank you, Robbie. Lots of sadness, here. But we knew it was coming. Stuart has been an heroic carer foe Sue, these past months. We will miss her, greatly ❤️


  13. The thing I’m missing most, and it’s a silly little thing really, is not seeing her tiny avatar image in the ‘liked’ rogues gallery at the bottom of the posts on the blogs we have/had/have in common.
    I’m so glad to hear the School will continue. 🙂

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  14. Can’t believe it has been a year… she is still missed, but glad Stu is keeping her alive in our hearts through his posts of her writing. I imagine her soul walks in heather. ❤

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