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Lisa Pontecorvo has been killed in an accident involving a lorry, on the Holloway Road. Lisa was a tremendously kind person. I can’t believe she’s gone. She made a huge contribution to community life in this square and in Edward Square and beyond. She befriended everyone and provided a link between the Council and its residents, often advising me on who to contact in order to resolve problems. Most importantly, she spent all of her free time working, voluntarily, to support local youth projects. This is a tragic loss to Islington. There will be a tribute to Lisa in The Islington Gazette this weekend. Please pass this on to those who knew her.
On 11th September I received the following update from Paul Convery about a memorial event
Dear friends and colleagues,
The funeral arrangements for Lisa will shortly be announced by her family. It will probably be a ceremony for very close friends and family.
Recognising the depth of feeling and the very large number of people who will want to commemorate Lisa’s life, we shall also be organising a memorial event, probably to be held at Edwards Square, a few weeks hence. In organising this event, Cllr Rupert Perry and I shall be involving a wide range of people who were close to Lisa and to the issues and activities that she was so passionate about.
Details of both the family funeral and the commemorative event will be posted at the following location shortly: www.kingscrossenvironment.com.
Many friends of Lisa’s have already submitted tributes and remembrances of Lisa on this site.
Finally, apologies for any cross-posting, I am sure that many recipients may have already received this information. I would also be very grateful if recipients might forward this information further … in particular to other people working for/with Islington (and Camden) Council who will have known Lisa.