Yet sudden death continues to have the power to shock and make us stand still in our tracks.
I didn't know Lizzie Vaughan as well as I should have - we didn't socialise away from The Table. That was a shame really as I think we shared a lot of common views and that a night in the pub with her would be interesting (if rather loud!).
Just from casual conversations it was clear that family was very important to her. She had worked at Aviva (as most of Norwich seems to have at some stage!) and, I believe, the NHS. She was a union rep. Most prominently she was a campaigner for Trans Rights, active in Norwich Pride and a member of the Sing With Pride choir.
Lizzie wasn't always the easiest person to play with - she tended to talk over other players and the GM, and always wanted to be centre stage. But I don't think this was from selfishness. She was a very big character and tended to dominate. I'm glad I knew her - and sure she impacted on many peoples lives for the good. Our games will be different from now on.