Kate Nix 1961-2015
It is with deep sadness, that on behalf of Kate’s family we share the news of her untimely death on Thursday 12 March. She had been living with the knowledge that she had an incurable sarcoma for 18 months, and despite chemotherapy and tough treatment, she maintained a positive spirit and “carried on as normal, as far as that was possible”.
Kate began working at Ridley Hall in Reception in 1999 and in September 2003, she was appointed as PA to the then Principal, Christopher Cocksworth. She was a key member of the Administrative Team and was beautiful both inside and out. She fully integrated into the College community not only in the staff team, but also as an alto in the Gospel Choir, an excellent croquet partner to various staff members past and present and a key member of the winning staff pancake race team!
Her creativity, organisation, efficiency, care, love and friendship was appreciated by students and staff alike. She was an animal lover, a gifted artist and her love of literature and crosswords were frequently shared with staff over staff coffee or lunch breaks.
Her husband and sons were regular visitors during her tenure and also since she left Ridley to work elsewhere in Cambridge University.
We think of and pray for Grahame, Adam and Thomas and her family in their sad loss and those of us who worked with her recognise that Kate shaped space in our lives.