Yesterday evening (January 15), surrounded by hIs family, Francis Bull of Kent passed on. In the light of the vigil candle that was present at the pelican vigil they both shared, Cassandra held his hand as he breathed his last. One of his sons blew it out, as the flame of his corporal life was gone.
If you wish to send emails or cards, contact me at quidnon at GCI dot net for information. A memorial is being planned in a couple of weeks. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the American Brain Tumor Society would be appropriate.
Many thanks to all,
Viscountess Mistress Anne of Bradford
Francis was a member of the Orders of the Pelican and Leaf of Merit, served on Princess' Escorts in Oertha, the Cynaguan Guard multiple times, and was a member of the Queen's guard. He had been recognized with several awards from both Oertha and Cynagua, where he had lived as a member of the SCA.
(In photo, Francis kneeling with his wife Cassandra ...)
"I did not know Francis well, because he and his wife had joined my Oerthan household (Quid Non) some time after I had left Oertha, and squired to Kylson (of fond memory). However, I visited Oertha a couple of times and met both Francis and Cassandra, and knew them both to be kind, gentle, and good people. I saw them a few times after they had moved to Cynagua, but due to distance, I did not see a lot of them. My few memories are of a very nice, polite, and again, gentle person (and a gentleman), who was easy to like and just chat with." -- Hirsch von Henford
"This is a very sad event for me: Francis was a beloved former squire to Sir Kylson, a much prized household member and hunting companion. We all laughed a lot together. Oertha lost much when Francis and Cassandra moved to central kingdom, and yet the wider audience of central West gained much. I counted Francis and Cassandra as one of those lucky couples who have both their names spoken with one breath, and their love was obvious for anyone who met them. My heart goes out to her and their sons, Alan and Ryan." -- Anne of Bradford
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