Our thanks to Tim Atkin who has published a lovely appreciation of Patrick on his blog - Patrick Sandeman: a life well lived .
On Thursday 4th October, a Thanksgiving Mass was held for Patrick Sandeman at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street. The last seat in this huge church was taken twenty minutes before the service began, a testament to the wide regard and affection in which Patrick was held.
The Times obituary of Patrick Sandeman elicited the simple one word response "fantastic" from one of his lifelong best friends today. I could tell you who wrote it, but apparently I'd have to kill you, so we just have to say thank you to the ether for a very professional and felt piece which crammed a lot into the (decent amount) of space.
When I emailed to thank Jancis Robinson for her lovely obituary of Patrick Sandeman in today's Weekend FT, she replied that "I think, wherever he is, Patrick may be q tickled by an obit in the pink'un".
Victoria' Moore's article in today's Daily Telegraph includes a good number of stories about L&S.
"As news filtered through of his tragic accident earlier this week, I called some of my old colleagues. As one said: "We already had in us a love of wine, but he showed us that it is possible to be successful, while treating everyone correctly, having fun and refusing to chase short-term success at the expense of one's beliefs and principles.
Patrick Sandeman Many of you have heard of the terrible news from the weekend. Many have written and emailed and we and Patrick’s family are grateful for it. For those who have not yet heard, it is with great sadness that I have to tell you that Patrick Sandeman died in a skydiving accident on Saturday.