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In Memoriam

Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland,
OL, Grant of Arms, OLM, Baroness of the Court of the West

Or, in cross a Kendal
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four lizards tergiant
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Nancy Stevens died Saturday, December 17, 2011 after a fight with cancer.

Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland was a member of the Order of the Laurel of the West Kingdom, had been a long time member of the Order of the Pelican (resigned in 2000), held a Grant of Arms from the Crown of the West, was a member of the Order of the Leaf of Merit and a Baroness of the Court of the West. She lived in An Tir all her time in the SCA, and was a mainstay of the populace of An Tir.

"I feel like I have been hit by a train. The woman I considered my mother to the north has passed from this world. Amanda Kendall also known as Nancy Stevens, his gifted so many with so much. And I for one am a better person for knowing her. It was hard to watch her go, especially toward the end. But I would not have wanted to be any other place tonight. I will miss her forever.... I am glad she is at peace." -- Brion of Bellatrix

Posted on the newsgroups for the West Kingdom and An Tir:
Let all know throughout the Known World that on Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Gregorian, Her Excellency, Viscountess Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland, Lion of AnTir, Baroness of the Court of the West, Founding Baroness of the Barony of Lions Gate, Mistress of the Order of the Laurel, Holder of a Grant of Arms of the Kingdom of the West, Holder of the Leaf of Merit, Holder of a Jambe de Lion, Holder of an Award of Arms, Recipient of the Silver Pillar of Tir Righ, Holder of the Magister Ithra and the Lector Ithra, Recipient of the Belated Rose, Recipient of the Mano d'Oro, Recipient of the Forget Me Not, Recipient of the Princess's Talon of Tir Righ, Recipient of the Raven's Blood, Member of the Order of the Lion's Claw, former Champion of Service for the Baroness of Lions Gate, Recipient of the Black Tower of Eisenmarch, and Recipient of the Golden Apple of Appledore, whose arms have been augmented by Their past Majesties of AnTir, who reigned as Baroness of Lions Gate for 27 years, who served as Regent and Chancellor of the University of Ithra for several decades, and most importantly, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mentor, teacher, friend and profound inspiration to so very many, has journied to the stars to be with her beloved husband, Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, her son in law Siegfried the Immane, and many too many others.

She was most proud of helping others strive to achieve their dreams and see the potential they hadn't even seen in themselves. For so many of us she personified grace and redefined our experience of chivalry. May each and every one of us help each other to see the best in ourselves and help each other to achieve our dreams. Never lose the opportunity to tell your loved ones you love them.

With love and hugs, and tears,
Melissa and Andre

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