We, members of the Sheffield Community, were all shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of our Compañera Angela Thew.

Our thoughts are with Phil and with the entire family in this sad time

Arrangements for Angie:

Monday 29th October at 14.00

Southport Crematorium,  

 Dress code:  cheerful, smart, casual clothing, please.

Family flowers only.

Donations, Motor Neurone Disease Association, via Coyne Brothers, please.

Wake: Richmond pub, Scarisbrick New Road, PR8 5HL

Angie was a founding member, and one of the main inspirational pillars, of the Merseyside Chile Solidarity Campaign. One of the first Chile Solidarity Campaigns to be set up in the UK, just after the military coup in Chile. She worked tirelessly in both denouncing the atrocities committed by the dictatorship and supporting newly arrived Chileans fleeing from Pinochet’s deadly repression.

Angie remained immensely committed to the Chilean cause up to her last moments.  Last September, days before the 45th Anniversary of the military coup, she would write to me :

“A couple of months ago l was diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Which has completely robbed me of my ability to speak. My life has changed completely and l have to take really easy now… You will appreciate why l cannot travel to Sheffield for any of the 45th anniversary of the coup. And why l will have difficulty with any Chile events here in Liverpool…”

Angie was instrumental in composing an extremely important chapter, not only about the Chilean case but about social justice, peace and of human values. This narrative transcends Merseyside’s solidarity boundaries.

Angie will be sorely missed by the members of the Chilean community here in Sheffield and throughout the North of the UK. Her image and memory will continue inspiring our universe.

We offer our heartfelt condolences and solidarity to Phil and family, to all her comrades, compañeros and friends in these difficult times.

Compañera Angela Thew  ¡Presente!, ¡Ahora y Siempre!

Pedro Fuentes.

On behalf of the Chilean Community in South Yorkshire, ChileScda.

18th October 2018


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