Goodnight Didley x x x

Goodnight Didley

Throughout the years Nikki had various different nicknames, some more surreal than others; to me she was ‘Hunski Didley McTavish’, HDMT.

Every night for the 5 years since the previous bout of illness, whether I was home or away, I‘ve made a point of saying ‘Goodnight Didley’ at bedtime; last night she would hear it for the last time.

Nikki waited till her Mum and I were nice and relaxed watching Pretty Woman and then moved on peacefully to the strains of ‘Wild Women Do’; we knew she would pick her moment!

We will be in touch regarding the funeral arrangements, via the blog and grapevine shortly; it’s currently looking like the end of next week (Thurs 25th). All will be welcome and Nikki will get the afternoon tea she so looked forward to.

Take care and see you all soon.

Love Pete x x x


Previous Comments:

August 15. 2011 22:37

Farewell kiddo, only knew for a short while however, you’ll will always be in my heart.  Bye beautiful lady, an absoulute pleasure knowing you.  Love and hugs to your fabulous family x x x
Tracy Grover 


August 15. 2011 22:57

Words fail me,not only have I lost my best friend but a piece of my heart went to sleep with you Hutch. We love you so much and always will. Sleep well my beautiful xxxx

Thinking of you all so much Pete xxxx
Samantha Bell 


August 15. 2011 23:00

Sleep well Nikki, your beautiful smile will be missed….as Tracy said, we only had the pleasure of knowing you for a short while, but you touched us all and I am certainly better off by knowing you.  My heart goes out to Pete and your incredible family.  x x x
sherene davison 


August 15. 2011 23:26

Nikki, you meant so much to so many. You touched my  life in a very special way, in a unique way.You meant the world to me, lee, Lewis and Hannah. Your friendship was priceless. You are resting now  my lovely and free from pain, we wouldn’t want to wake you to suffer again. But will miss you dearly. Good nite, god bless “nikki-ann” x x x we love you.

To Pete, Carol, Alan, Shelly , Marcus, zack and evie and all nikkis lovely family… our love and thoughts are with you. X x x

The jenkinsons  x x x


August 15. 2011 23:39

Nikki, such a brave, strong and gorgeous girl, an inspiration to us all.

Our thoughts are with you, Pete and the whole of your family.

Sasha, Shelley & Noah


August 15. 2011 23:45

What a cracking picture just how I remember u Nikki what a pleasure to have worked with such a lovely woman. Finally pain free after an amazing battle u will live on in so many peoples hearts and minds sleep tight Nikki xxxxx

Pete and family u are in my thoughts xx
Vicky Shirt 


August 15. 2011 23:56

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

It won’t be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I’ll be there with you.
Sweet and peaceful dreams Beautiful Nikki  xxx



August 16. 2011 00:12

Peace, my heart, let the time for
the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory, and pain
into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end
in the folding of the wings over the
Let the last touch of your hands be
gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a
moment, and say your last words in
I bow to you and hold up my lamp
to light you on your way.

(poem by Rabindranath Tagore)

It was a privilege and a pleasure to know and work with you Nikki.  Without a doubt one of the nicest women I have known in my life.

Thoughts are with your family.
God Bless

Sarah xxxx


August 16. 2011 00:21

Nikki, Lovely,
At peace & painfree after such a battle, the courage you had was amazing.  

Pete & Family
Much love to you all, what a beautiful family you all were for Nikki. I’m sure there will be healing in the tears when you’re sad & in the laughter when thinking about the good times.

Claire x
Claire Hopkinson & the Scarborough Gang 


August 16. 2011 01:02

Who’s going to call me Lucifer now. It’s so hard to be so far away surrounded by people who don’t understand that an angel has left this earth and gone back to heaven. I will miss you Nikki so much, but I know you live on because, when I shut may eyes, I see your beautiful smile and I hear your laughter. All my love to you Pete, and to all my family. I wish I could be there.  Love, Julie


August 16. 2011 01:12

You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
No more pain Nikki – we din’t know you for very long but it was such a pleasure and a joy to share time with you.

Pete – our love and prayers are with you and Nikki’s family

Sue and Mike x


August 16. 2011 01:37

I wish I could write something eloquent but words fail me. I hope you are at peace and that you know how much you were loved by everyone who’s hearts you’ve touched. You are an inspiration and it has been an honour to call you my friend. I will miss you so much. Love GW. Xx


August 16. 2011 01:52


A more genuine, gentle, sweet natured caring person I could not have met, truly a pleasure to work with you and to have known you.  You will be so missed.  Don’t know what else to say as there are no words. Sleep  tight x


August 16. 2011 01:54

There are no words. I’m sat here trying to write this at work and I can’t see the screen for tears. You were such an amazing person. Everywhere you lived and worked you lifted people. Personally speaking you were an amazing friend to me and my nearest and dearest. Rest in peace Nikki, you will never be forgotten.

Love Mike and Vicky x x x 


August 16. 2011 02:00

So sorry to hear the sad news of Nikki’s passing.

I echo what everyone else has said.  Everyone has such beautiful words for Nikki and it is not surprising.  An amazing woman who has shown such courage and dignity throughout her illness.  I dont know many people who could face the hurdles and obstacles that Nikki did with such determination and grace.  

Sending love to Pete and all of Nikki’s family.  And of course Sam and the rest of Nikki’s many friends.  So loved by everyone.

I thought this quote depicts Nikki totally:

“Was she loved because her eyes were so beautiful, or were her eyes so beautiful because she was loved”.  

Much love

Anna and Phil Binks


August 16. 2011 02:15

Having read all of the above, I echo all the words said, it shows just what a lovely, caring, strong, amazing & genuine person Nikki was.

I feel so sad right now and can’t even imagine how close friends and family are feeling.

Thinking of you all.

Andrea Precious


August 16. 2011 02:28

It is such sad news. Nikki was such a brave and inspirational person.
Rest in peace, Sleep
Vicky Gibson 


August 16. 2011 02:41

Nikki, you could teach so many people about the value of life. You embraced life and loved life in the time you had here, more than most people do in 80 or 90 years!
The strength you showed in recent months was astounding and wonderfully inspiring.
You leave a huge legacy of hope and of dreams and a ridiculously huge amount of love!
I’m sending oodles of your fabulousness back to you now Nikki to wish you the peace you more than deserve.  
I also sending oodles of love to those closest to you …… to your family, to Pete, to Sam, to all of your friends, and last but not least, to your hairy boy. I know he’ll be missing his Mum.

Elly xxxxxx


August 16. 2011 03:45

I keep starting to write a message and giving up as nothing seems quite right.

I am glad that there is no more pain for you, but so sad that you have gone. You are never far from my thoughts and your courage and strength is a constant source of inspiration and a measure of just how amazingly brave one person can be. You have touched so many people – your light was so bright.

Pete there really are no words – I am so sorry you have had to go on this journey.  We are sending all our love and prayers to you and all of your and Nikki’s family, may your pain ease but your memories never fade.

All our love
Alex, Rod, Caitlin & Ben 


August 16. 2011 03:55

Pete & all the family, I hope that you can take some comfort from all the responses on this blog. Nikki was such an amazing person who touched the lives of everyone she met no matter if it was a brief meeting or lengthy friendship. She was a complete inspiration & someone to aspire to be like. We will never forget her.
Take care of each other, one day the pain will lessen & the memories will be happy.
We’re so very sorry for your great loss. Thinking of you.

Philippa & Chris


August 16. 2011 04:15

It is hard to find the words to express my feelings over losing you. The courage and strength you have shown in fighting this illness is an inspiration to all of those around you. I wish we had the opportunity to know each other better. Your kind spirit will live on in those who knew you. You make me want to be a better person, and to appreciate life fully. All of my love and prayers to the family. Dee


August 16. 2011 04:19

Words fail me but I just want to say how sad I am to hear the battle is lost. Pete, I hope the joy Nikki gave sustains you. We will all miss her but surely not as much as you and her family.
Jane Willows 


August 16. 2011 04:34

So difficult to find the right words. Nikki it has been an absolute pleasure and our privelege to have known you – a truly beautiful person in all ways.

Thank you to Pete and Janet for thinking of others, keeping everyone informed, and sharing some wonderful photos – it must have been so difficult to write. Hope you can find some comfort in knowing how very much loved and admired Nikki has been.

You are all in our thoughts

All our love
Anita and Boo


August 16. 2011 04:49

As per several other comments posted here, it is difficult to find the words to convey the deep sense of sadness felt at Nikki’s passing. But just like so many others have expressed, Nikki’s (and indeed Pete’s) courage has been truly inspirational. We will always remember Nikki’s zest for life and that infectious sense of humour.

Thinking of you Pete, and will see you soon.
Dave & Sam 


August 16. 2011 04:52

    Although its difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
   May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

   Nikki will forever be in our hearts.
   Thinking of you all.

   Love Carolyn & Steve


August 16. 2011 05:04


You don’t know me but I have followed your story and been inspired by your strength, grace and dignity, from all I have read, you were so loved and now are at peace. Strength and love to your family, sleep well



August 16. 2011 05:25

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday
You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


August 16. 2011 05:57

God bless you Nikki, thank you for being an inspiration to me, as a beautiful kind person that cared so much about others; a wonderful role model as a nurse; and for the amazing strength and courage you’ve shown us all.  
Rest in peace.
Our thoughts and love to you, Pete and your family.

Chris & Philippa 


August 16. 2011 05:58

My dearest ‘lovely lady’

Precious memories of a beautiful friend.  The first time I met you Nikki I knew we would be great mates, you were so young, newly qualified and you had the thickest french plait i had ever seen!! Over the course of time we did become good friends, we had such a laugh at work, you even taught me to loose my yorkshire twang and swear in a southern accent!!! Your sense of fun, your ability to touch people, to care for others, even more than their families did sometimes, were gifts that made others want to be like you – myself included. The beautiful picture Pete has chosen to grace the blog today will be how I remember you – happy, smiling, full of life and bursting with love.
To Pete – your amazing, you have done her proud and you are so loved for that.  Sending you and all Nikki’s wonderful family strength, courage and love to get through the hard days to come.

Thinking of you all, Jane, Wayne, Charlotte and Louie xxxx


August 16. 2011 05:59

Have sat, and wept, and tried to think of words befitting one of the most wonderful people I have ever met, and find myself unworthy.

At the same time I feel blessed to have called you a friend for nine years, and cheated of all that could have been. You were/are one of my favourite people in the whole world, genuinely the girl with a smile in her eyes, an infectious grin, nothing but a positive attitude, and a wicked sense of humour that always seemed to hit the mark whoever was the target!

I count myself lucky to have known you, will never forget you, and will endeavour to approach life in the same vein I saw you do so, particularly in the last 6 months.

Pete, I really cannot imagine how you are feeling, I know you are a great guy, and Nikki loved you with every cell of her being, my sympathy to you and Nikki’s family, it seems  selfish to think of my feelings, when you have lost so, so much more.

I will smile and go on, because she would have hated any of us to do otherwise, the memories are all happy, and always will be, sleep softly and free of pain Nikki,

With love,



August 16. 2011 06:10

I really dont have the words, I have no poetry or inspirational gems of wisdom, but through the tears
and the heartache I know that I can smile when I think of you .. What a wonderful and inspirational lady
you are..My love to you and your family at this time…I hope I see you again one day..Maxine XXXXXX

maxine johnson


August 16. 2011 06:12

Na night nikki, god bless. My love goes out to your family xxx
Michelle Bailey 


August 16. 2011 06:46

Your smile,caring,loving nature and sense of fun will live for ever in my memory Nikki.You put up with so much pain etc. over the past few months with so much dignity and optimism that would teach lesser mortals so much.
To Pete and the rest of the family you were all such a tower of strength and support to her and in the difficult times ahead try and visulise all the fun times and memories you shared.
Love and God bless (Auntie) Janet xx  


August 16. 2011 06:48

God bless all my love to your family u will be greatly missed by all xx
Angela Broadley


August 16. 2011 07:11


I feel so privileged to have known and worked along side you, never will supervision be the same, I thank you for the advice you gave on a professional and personal level, your love of life and everything around you is infectious, inspiring people around you including my self, to lead a positive and happy life. My thoughts are with Pete and your family.

sleep tight Lady Fagg.
Tracy and Lydia xx


August 16. 2011 07:44

As with many others, words fail me. You were the best mentor I had and I feel so fortunate that I had the opportunity of working with you, I will always be grateful for your guidance and support which has enabled me to get me where I am today. Your courage, bravery and strength has been truly inspirational.

My thoughts go out to all your family and friends.

All my love
Rachel xxx


August 16. 2011 07:58

Night Night Nikki xx I can only assume they only ask for the brightest angels in heaven as there can be no other explanation for you been taken so soon. I am writing this in tears knowing I would be in soooo much trouble with herself for that so instead I’ve played dancing in the moonlight by toploader and remembered dancing round your house with you having a rings moment x Your such an inspiration and always will be- never forgotten. All my love to Pete and the family xxxx annx


August 16. 2011 09:23

A wonderful sunny person who made everyone’s lives that little bit brighter.  Nikki you’ll be sadly missed but warmly remembered.

Our thoughts and best wishes to Pete & family.


August 16. 2011 10:06

To a exceptional lady,

You lightened the lives of all you met.  You have suffered beyond belief and it is now time to sleep tight and watch over your family from heaven.

Night night Nikki

My thoughts are with Pete and Nikkis family, you have a wife,daughter,sister,niece,auntie you can be so very proud of.

Claire x x


August 16. 2011 11:00

Pete what a wonderful picture to have chosen for today. Nikki took me under her wing when I was a green student at Goole! what fun times we had causing Sr Railton no end of bother! Nikki taught me so much about the job and myself, for which I am so very greatful.Her infectious humour and smile will be forever in my mind.

I cannot begin to imagine how heavy your hearts must feel or how you will find the strength to go on without this beautiful girl. I know you will though because all of you shaped this wonderful woman into who she was, which means you are truely special people who Nikki adored and treasured.

Thankyou for keeping us all updated and feeling close to Nikki through this blog.

Love, thoughts and prayers with you all, Jon and Caroline xxx


August 16. 2011 17:10

Pete, Dale who officiated at Emma’s christening sent us the following message yesterday

‘Please pass on my deepest sympathies; as brief as it was it was a privilege to meet Nikki and to be part of what was so very special to you all. You are all in my prayers,’
I also wanted to say what a beautiful photo of Nikki you posted yesterday and what a peaceful and loving picture your words painted.

Love Sue and Mike 


August 16. 2011 18:01

Our dear, dear Lady Fagg

We are completely at a loss as to where to begin, your beautiful smile, your wicked sense of humour, your ability to touch every single person you meet or your utter devotion to Pete, the rest of your family and friends.  All of these things are what make you, you – the most amazing Lady in the world.  We are so very privileged to know you and even more so have you as a friend.  No-one can ever fill the void that has been left.  We love you so very, very much and hope you can rest peacefully in this, your final ‘kippy, kippy’.  

Pete, not only have we been blessed to have Nikki in our lives, but we are equally as lucky to have you too.  We know that you will find the strength to get through this, lord only knows where from, but you will – Nikki wouldn’t want it any other way.  Just so as you know, we will always be here for you, come what may.  

To the rest of Nikki’s family and masses of friends, we send to you our thoughts, prayers and much love.

Night, night Nikki xxxxxx

Ian, Jayne, Harvey & Spencer xxx


August 16. 2011 20:09

Goodnight Nikki sleep well.

Pete our thoughts are with you xxxx

Jock & Emma.


August 16. 2011 22:50

Reading through the comments here has shown me what a strong and truely inspirational person Nikki was for so many people.

Having heard this sad news through the grapevine, I am greatly saddened that I never took the time to meet her more than fleetingly so many years ago.

My thoughts and prayers are with Pete and Nikki’s family.

James Fenwick 


August 17. 2011 00:00

A very sad time dearest Nikki….but I smile because I know you would want me to smile, I laugh with friends because I know you would want to hear that laughter.  An inspirational Lady, your spirit will live on in all whom you have met in your cut short life.  Much love to Pete and family x x x
Helen Usher 


August 17. 2011 00:14

We didn’t get the chance to get together as often as I would have liked, but I’ve been remembering the good times: skiing (and recovering afterwards!) Leeds Castle, seeing in the Millennium. Very hard to to believe that there won’t be any more.

Nikki was funny, generous, kind and warm hearted, and her grace and strength over the last few months has been incredible and inspirational.

We’ll miss you so much xxx

To Pete and Nikki’s family, strength and love to you all. We’re here if we can be of any help or support xx
Rachel W 


August 17. 2011 02:18

There is great saddness in our hearts and tears running down our faces but in all of this I would like to thank God for Nikki and her life. My life is so much richer for having known her. A beautiful, kind, selfless, warm and generous person in every way. Her words keep ringing in my ears-” I am so glad that I have got this and not my mum or my sister” She bore her cross with immense poise and inner strength. Her loveliness never diminished even though she was in great pain. God Bless you Nikki and sleep well. You will not be forgotten.
Pete you have been an absolute rock for her. In quietness you showed your strength and love for her.You chose well for the last post- this is how I remember her and will always do. the words are beautiful and heartfelt. I pray for strength and grace for you, but remember you are not alone – we will be with you in your grief and also in the celebration of this amazing person’s life with you.
Carol,Allen,Shelley & Marcus- I don’t know you personally but have heard loads about you all- all lovely things from Nikki. I am so sorry for your loss. Thankyou for giving all of us the opportunity for having known Nikki, you daughter and your sister. She was an absolute angel!

Lots of love to you all
Sarah and Chris


August 17. 2011 03:58

Goodnight Nikki and God bless.
I am so glad to have known you and have so many happy memories of our family holidays together. You are the bravest and most inspirational person I have ever met and you will be deeply missed but Heaven has gained a true angel. You will live forever in our hearts.

All my love to you.
Stephanie xxxx

Also all my love goes out to Pete, Carol, Alan, Shelley, Marcus, Zac and Evie xxxx
Stephanie York 


August 17. 2011 07:04

Treasured memories of you Nikki, im remembering a truely genuine person with an infectious smile   

There is no pain comparable to that which comes in grief – To Pete and Nikki’s lovely family, you are all very much in our thoughts.

Much love

Caroline and Mark Hannard 


August 17. 2011 07:29

 Nikki I only knew you for a short while but will never forget the lovely girl with mischief in her eyes and an infectious giggle-sleep peacefully beautiful lady

To Nikki’s loved ones, this poem brought me great comfort i hope without being presumptious it will you too-God Bless xx

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me,
I want no tears in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – But not for long
And not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me – But let me go.

For this is a journey we all must take,
And each must go alone,
It’s all a part of the Master’s plan
A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart
Go to your friends that we know,
And bury your sorrows in doing good works,
Miss me – But let me go

chrissie mclean


August 17. 2011 08:04

To the lady with the beautiful smile and big heart, you brightened so many lives in your (too) short life, and clearly enjoyed every second of it. My thoughts are with all those who were close to you, who must be so proud to have played a part in your life. The amazing courage you, Pete and your family have displayed is incredible beyond words. Sleep well Nikki, xxx
Lynda Harris 


August 17. 2011 10:15

What a lovely picture of Nikki, the smily, happy face that we remember. Our love goes out to Pete, Carol, Alan, Shelly and all the family. Uncle Pete, Joseph wants me to tell you that Auntie Nikki will always be there for you to talk to her up in heaven.
It has been a privilege for us to have known Nikki and she will remain in our hearts forever. A very loving person who was a credit to the nursing profession and who’s love for Pete and her family and friends was something very special. Just reading all the messages on here and facebook just shows what a wonderful person she is.
Rest in Peace Nikki, gone but never forgotten x

Michelle Joseph and Lily xxx


August 17. 2011 17:53

Hi pete, carol and Alan, Shelley, Marcus

I don’t have the words to say, apart from I felt really privileged to off known Nikki and be a part of your wonderful wedding day. My love goes to all of you and I love this poem and hope it helps x

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room,
I am I and you are you,
whatever we were to each other that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way, which you always used. Put no difference into your tone; wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be forever the same as it always was, let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it always was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity.I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. ··· All is well.
Sharon Birkenshaw 


August 17. 2011 18:07

Sweet dreams Nikki. We only knew you for a very short time, but it was fun  and you entered our hearts forever. Gone from our lives, but never forgotten. With loving thoughts to Pete and all the family and pets, your care and love for Nikki is a tribute to how special she was to all who knew her.

With love

Lynn Grace and Jan Watson xxx
Hon Aunty Lynn 


August 17. 2011 21:05

I will never forget the few times that I met you xxxx


August 17. 2011 22:32

I have always, and always will, look up to Lady Fagg.  Beautiful inside and out, I feel lucky to have known her.  Love to 


August 18. 2011 12:39

Thanks you nikki for being you, an awesome ,funny, talented, crazy, loving , brave, caring , thoughtful,beautiful person who I feel honoured to have known and worked with , sleep well angel love Rachelxxxx


August 18. 2011 19:48

Nikki we feel blessed to have known you, and to have had you as part of our family for so long. We shared some great laughs, your wicked sense of humour and cheeky smile will be dearly missed.  Rest well beautiful girl love Heather, Dan, Astrid and Alby xxxxx 


August 19. 2011 05:09

We have maybe only met a few times some years ago, however the sunny, bubbly, fun girl will be forever safe in her family and friend’s memories. You touched their hearts and minds. We wish you a peaceful rest after your long struggle. For the many friends and family our hearts and thoughts are with you all now and in the difficult weeks and years to come.
God bless you all
Dot & John xxxxxxxxxxx


August 19. 2011 20:49

I din’t know you well, but I do know that you were a lovely caring girl with a happy smiling face and someone who always looked out for her little sister, along with the rest of your wondeful family.  All these wonderful messages just show me how really big your heart was.
My thoughts are with Pete and all your family at this time.

Jane Goodwin


August 20. 2011 01:16

I only knew Nikki via her lovely Mum, Carol.  I have been constantly amazed at your family’s strength, courage and determination – reading through everyone’s comments, it is obvious how much you are cared for and admired by everyone who knows you.  You must have been so incredibly proud of Nikki, as she so clearly was of you. You have all been truly inspirational.
Fondest thoughts at this difficult time.
Sam Zech x


August 21. 2011 18:49

Thinking of you all at this sad
teresa hobbs 


August 21. 2011 19:58

Night night Nikki ….
Sending Love to all your family …..

Gone but never forgotten
Julia & Jean Wilcox xx


August 25. 2011 22:23

Dear Nikki

You and your wonderful family have always been special to us and the beautiful memories of you will not fade as you are in our hearts for ever. If only everyone could be like you, the world would be a better place,I am only sorry I that I cannot be with your family today but I know you understand. Lesley,Stephanie, Matthew and Joshua are there for me.

Good night and god bless you.

Derrick and Lesley

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14 Responses to “Goodnight Didley x x x”
  1. jacqui says:

    Nikki is Inspiring as ru Pete x

  2. Daniel & Claire Cobb says:

    My wife and I watched Restoration Man last night and were utterly heart broken by the loss of Nikki.
    Like most people we both have lost family members to cancer.
    You both dealt with it with courage and admiration and we were so happy to see Nikki see the house before she passed.

    Pete, we wish you every happiness for the future and hope the trust goes from strength to strength.

    Dan and Claire x

  3. Andrea says:

    We watched Restoration Man last night with tears in our eyes. What a beautiful lady – and what a damn shame that she will never have the opportunity to live in the beautiful house that she and her lovely husband dreamed about – it’s a real tribute to her that the house is finished – I hope Pete finds comfort in living there

  4. Debbie Pine says:

    I watched Restoration Man in tears last night and felt truely humbled by the courage and dignity of both Nikki and Pete on their bitter sweet journey. I just know that Nikki’s beautiful spirit will blow through the sails of the windmill aways and sincerely hope that Pete finds peace in the lovely home that they created together. What an inspriational couple. xxxx

  5. Gail says:

    I watched your story last night on Restoration Man. I will never meet you or your darling wife but the courage, tenacity and good humour that you both showed througout the programme and confirmed on this website is both humbling and inspirational .

    The house you built together is beautiful. I wish you well Pete

  6. pam sharman says:

    We like many watched the programme with tears in our eyes, what a lovely lady, so sad she never got to see the finished house which is truly beautiful. We wish you and your family all the very best for the future.

  7. Tor Meadows-Evans says:

    Wow, was expecting to watch a programme about restoration and got totally blown away by the tradegy you have encountered. My husband and myself watched the programme sobbing and what shone through more than anything was what beautiful courageous people you are. I had a cervical cancer scare myself last year and dismissed it as something curable. Your story brought me back to reality and shocked me into just how indiscriminate this awful disease can be. Hopefully Nikki’s Trust can make a difference, your story had definately made a difference to me.

    Time is a healer, from our family to yours xxx

  8. Jenny says:

    To all the family – I watched the Restoration programme tonight and found myself humbled by Nikki and Petes strength – I admire all you have done and all you shall achieve with Nikkis trust – kind wishes to you – Jenny

  9. Sue G says:

    Just watching Restoration Man, and have been totally shocked by the events unfolding therein. I certainly didn’t expect to watch the programme in tears!

    Nikki and you faced the inevitable with such courage and dignity, and I just wanted to wish you and your family all the best with Nikki’s Trust.

  10. sam says:

    Goodness me what an amazing bunch of people you are. And what a beautiful building. I am so sorry for your loss. RIP nikki x

  11. Geraldine Owen says:

    just watched the Restoration progamme last night – missed it first time around. A truly inspirational lady.
    What a moving story..i shed buckets of tears. Lost quite a few members of my family to cancer. It was lovely to see the finshed restoration in Nikki’s memory
    God bless you and your family x

  12. Kate Wilcock says:

    I watched your programme on restoration man last night, and was deeply touched by your story.

    I am keen to bring an awareness to cervical screening and for younger women to get screened as early as possible. There are too many tragic stories of young women losing their lives to this form of cancer.

    May I send my best wishes to you and your family and wish you love and happiness in your fabulous home.
    Rest in peace Nikki xxx

    Kate xx

  13. Tony Evans says:

    I’m a rising 73 year old and live in Melbourne Australia.
    I was luck enought to see the restoration programme last night (much more uplifting and entertaining than the third test at Old Trafford. !!!!!!!!
    Nikki and Pete are true inspirations and I so admired Nikki’s incredible strength as her time came closer .
    I have Stage 4 lung cancer and chemo has been stopped. The oncologist at The Peter McCallum Cancer Instute in Melbourne is reluctant to put on a time line..however I would like to draw on the strength and unconditional love between Nikki & Pete as I continue my journey over the next 4 months or so.

    We don’t have a beautiful old mill to restore,rather personal relations between my wife and I .

  14. Allen Irwin says:

    I just had the pleasure of watching Restoration Man and was incredibly moved to tears with your story. I don’t know if I would have had the courage or even the desire to finish the project after your devastating loss. Your wife must have been a tremendous person. My family wishes you all the best for your family and I will be encouraging my daughter to get her vaccination for HPV.

    R.I.P. Nikki you were an inspiration to your family and others

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