Today was another sad one as the wife of one of my senior managers had finally succumbed to cancer and her funeral was today. So, after a morning spent on constituency matters, I headed to Harbour View crematorium for the funeral of Elaine Macduff. I was very honoured to be asked as it was a family occasion. The Service was extremely poignant and a brilliant eulogy reminded us all what a lovely and fun person Elaine was. Her husband, Jim, and daughter, Lexie, were so dignified and hosted us all with a calm demeanour which no doubt hid much sadness inside. This was a cruel blow and reminded us all how precious life is.