Mark Roberts “Elise was an amazing woman. She touched everyone she met, worked hard and lived a beautiful life, longer than some but shorter than most. I was the luckiest man alive – she married me, and I got to be with her 24/7. Remember Elise with a smile and fond memories.”
Book of Celebration
06 December 2010 21:03 Carole Skellorn
28 October 2010 16:16 Maria Jackson
I got to know what a truly wonderful couple Elise and Mark were, through my job at The Christie. I work in the PR department there, so was in touch with Mark every now and though over media matters.
In my job, you get to meet some amazing people, but I was absolutely blown away by Mark and Elise. Everything they were doing and continue to do is out of this world. They remained positive and courageous throughout, despite going through such difficult times. The word ‘inspirational’ doesn’t even touch the sides.
Even though i didn’t actually meet Elise and Mark in person, i was devastated to hear the sad news.
My thoughts and prayers are with Mark and their family at this time.
lots of love xxx
28 October 2010 07:56 Ian Ashworth
So sad to hear this terrible news. I came across this poem, I hope you don’t mind.
You can shed a tear 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 and only that she’s 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.
God Bless, Ian
22 October 2010 20:01 Trevor Surtees
It is with great shock and sadness that I heard of Elise’s untimely passing away. I remember Elise from Barclays where she was hard working and always with a huge smile on her face. My thoughts are with you Mark at this very sad time. God bless, Elise.
20 October 2010 20:24 Ben (godson)
Aunty Elise, was the best Aunty in the world and I loved her so much. You filled my world with love and laughter. I will always love you and will never forget you. Lots of love Ben xxxxxxxxxx
20 October 2010 14:12 Mike Heald
Hi Mark , I met you at Nathan house , my Mother was being treated at the same time Elise was . I am so very very sorry to hear the awful sad news , life is a lot of things but fair sure is not one of them . My thoughts are with you and your Family , God Bless you all .
14 October 2010 20:08 KATHRYN HOULIHAN
I had the pleasure of working twice with Elise at Macclesfield Branch. She always had time for others I will never forget her smile and what a smile. My thoughts are with Mark and her family. Rest in peace. God Bless you.
14 October 2010 12:29 KATHLEEN PEERS.
Thankyou LORD for EIiSE thankyou for the wonder of her being.She was such a warm vibrant always smiling happy soul.I speak for all the EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS at ST.JOSEPH,S where you were so faithful and true to your ministry.How we will miss your beautiful smile and friendly chatter in the sacristy.Take your eternal rest ELISE in GODS loving embrace, no more suffering just sheer bliss.We will hold you and all your family in our love and prayers.REST IN PEACE DEAR ELISE. Your eucharistic friends at ST.JOSEPH,S STOCKPORT. KATHY.XXX
13 October 2010 21:13 Stella Cole
What an inspiration for all of us. Elise achieved so much in such a short time.She did everything so well with such quiet confidence and that lovely smile that lit up the room. Rest in Peace Elise.My thoughts and prayers are with Mark and Your Family.
13 October 2010 20:19 Claire Miller nee Kenyon
I remember you so well from secondary school, though i left Stockport many years ago, and lost touch with many faces from the past, i can close my eyes and picture your smile, your positivity, your enthusiasm and kindness…then i read the stories of your courage selflessness and determination and can see how proud everyone is to have known you and to have been touched by you and your spirit. I have no doubt that you are looking down on us and will continue to inspire evermore.
Rest in Peace Elise, you and your family are in my prayers. x x x
13 October 2010 19:23 martin noon
i went to school with Elise and from what i can remember she was a lovely person with a heart of gold,REST IN PEACE Elise,thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
13 October 2010 10:31 Lavinia Kelly
I went to School with Elise, what a lovely person she was, always smiling. Rest in Peace my friend. My thoughts & prayers are with your husband Mark & your family, at this truly tragic & terribly sad time xxxx
12 October 2010 22:16 Elaine Parker Boyd
The thing I remember the most was her beautiful smile and her laugh at secondary school. What a beautiful person and she was one of lifes rays of sunshine. My thoughts are with Mark and her family. Rest in peace Elise the fighting is now over.
12 October 2010 20:13 Amiee McCulloch
My thoughts are with all of Elise’s family and friends during this very difficult time. Mark, you did her proud today. What a beautiful send off for a beautiful woman. It was an honour to know her xx
12 October 2010 17:32 Claire Espley Dwight
I went to Harrytown with Elise for five years and remember her as a GORGEOUS person in every way. She radiated warmth and was a leader- never a follower. Elise was very popular but never made anyone feel left out. I spent mornings walking to the sweet shop with her before school and buying 2 oz bags of cola cubes! We went to a trip to London to watch the USA versus UK in Hockey which was a fun trip- I remember laughing with her the whole time. I wish I had kept in touch with her as she was a very special person. My heart goes out to all her family and friends and I will keep them and her, in my prayers.
12 October 2010 11:16 Jean & Geoff Welsh
I worked with Elise many years ago at Stockport she was always happy and a go getter and quickly surpassed me in her career. She achieved so much in her short life, an inspiration to all. May you rest in peace my dear friend. Love to you Mark and Elise’s family. xxx
12 October 2010 00:29 Belinda Brocklesby
I first met Elise several years ago when I moved into my first managerial role with Barclays. Always a smile and kind word from her, always time to stop and ask how I was getting along whenever I bumped into her. Never a bad word uttered or heard about her. She will definately be remembered with a smile – Her smile! x
11 October 2010 21:57 Sam Foster
I remember working with Elise when she was SBO at Didsbury, always smiling and dedicated to her work. I only heard recently about the biggest fight she was undertaking, and thinking of how she can raise money to help others. What an inspirational lady you were Elise, we were all lucky that you touched us all, no matter how small or how big it was. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mark & all your family xx
11 October 2010 20:55 Dawn
So true that Elise touched everyone she met. Although I didn’t know Elise as well as a lot of others, she always made time to say hello and I could never work out how she knew everyone’s name, especially mine! She’ll be remembered as an inspirational, courageous lady who was beautiful from the inside out. My thoughts are with her amazing family and friends.
11 October 2010 20:35 Julie Bayley
I had the honour of working with your beautiful wife at Bramhall branch. I don’t think I ever saw her without her beautiful smile. My thoughts are with you, and Elises’ family. X
11 October 2010 20:34 Mark Armitage
A truly sad loss and an all too early end to a young life. May you rest in peace Elise. My thoughts are with Mark and your family at this difficult time.
11 October 2010 20:30 hazel frost
Elise was a beautiful girl with a beautiful heart .Both Elise and Mark were lucky to have found each other
Mark you had a short time with Elise but God chose her because she was an angel
My thoughts & prayers are with you all
Love to Mark & Elises family xxx
11 October 2010 09:11 Lesley and Geoff Calladine
Our memories of Elise are of the smiley, chatty person that she was. She always went out of her way to talk to us whenever we met her. She had a beautiful face, a beautiful smile and an inner goodness that will always be remembered.
Our thoughts are with you Mark and your families.
Lesley and Geoff xxx
11 October 2010 03:54 carmella rushton
well i dont know what to say other than i was so lucky and blessed to meet Elise, she is a friend i will never forget. i spent a month looking after her, and trying to keep her happy, those special little winks she would gave me. i will cherish those forever. Elise u will never be forgotton sweetheart. you were one i a million. goodbless and sweetdreams. xxxxxxxxx
10 October 2010 22:54 Samantha Owen
What An Honour It was To Work With Elise, Such An Amazing, Inspirational Lady.
R.I.P Elise xxxxxx
Lot’s Of Love – Samantha xxx
10 October 2010 22:32 Carol & Jim Millward
Hi, we heard of Elise’s passing away whilst on holiday.
We are sure all her family and friends are thinking of her – we certainly are.
In her profession Elise was always strong but approachable, and very wise in her advise, but above all, and aside from work, a really lovely smiling person with great charimsa, spirit, full of fun. A truly inspirational friend!
One I will never forget.
Our thoughts are with you Mark and your families.
R.I.P. Elise – Memories are precious, and you certainly won’t be forgetten.
Much Love always
Carol & Jim Millward
10 October 2010 17:31 Diane Waterhouse
Elise, a true inspiration. I will never forget you xx
10 October 2010 10:58 Janis (Joanne’s Auntie)
Such a lovely person – I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing Elise. My thoughts are with you Mark and deepest sympathy to you and your families.
08 October 2010 21:54 Zoe
I was lucky enough to work with Elise around 5 years ago, and she stopped me from making one of the biggest mistakes in my career – for that I am eternally grateful to her. She was supportive, inspirational, unbelievably strong, and like many others she left her mark on my life and I will never forget her. She leaves such a legacy behind that she can look down and be proud x
08 October 2010 21:28 nicky wood
Elise your smile lit up every roon you walked in, your passion for detail never faltered and you greeted everyone with politeness and warmth – my best years at barclays were when you were my manager. Proud by M People was one of your favourite songs to play at our wednesday morning late openings and my goodnes i am so proud to have known you and been a friend as well as a colleague of yours. I am so pleased that i got to speak to you at the end of May and laught once more with you. I cant believe you have gone but i know that somewhere you are smiling and that makes me smile too. Sleep well Elise i will never forget you and your fantastic zest for being the best you possibly could be. Lots of love xxxxxx
08 October 2010 20:56 Annmarie Cheetham
I also worked with Elise in various branches around 10 years ago. Elise was such an inspirational woman, someone I have never forgotten. She will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. Take care Mark. x
08 October 2010 10:03 Rachel hodson
I worked with Elise in the 90′s at Bramhall and other branches, she always had such a huge smile on her face and was always willing to help others, keep smiling down on us! xx
08 October 2010 09:57 Kate
May God bless you Elise X
08 October 2010 09:23 SYLVIA CRAIG
Our paths crossed some ten years ago at Northenden Branch–Ihad not heard that Elise was so ill. It has been a huge shock. Have read her diary of events and commend her courage during her treatment and illness. Her character was strong but was obviously tested right up to the end by this dreadful disease.
I will always remember her smiling face and bubbly personality and God Bless her . Mark I wish you well to face your future.
07 October 2010 22:27 j
god bless good night,a smile like that will never be forgotten.
07 October 2010 22:06 Shirley & Mike Smith
Elise put a smile on the face of everyone she met. She was always full of life and joy and we were both lucky to have had the pleasure of working with her. You will be sadly missed Elise, God Bless xx
07 October 2010 21:00 Hazel Vanes
Elise was an inspiration to us all with her enthusiasm and passion for life and I feel very privileged to have worked with her. No matter how busy she was she always had time for her people and she will always hold a very special place in my heart. x
07 October 2010 19:49 Carol Williams
Elise was always happy, positive, determined and extremely hard working. She put 110% into everything she did. It was a pleasure working with her during her time in Retail. She will be sadly missed by many.
God bless you x x x
07 October 2010 13:17 Jonathan and Pippa
Elise was a courageous, inspirational, determined, generous and beautiful lady
and we will miss her dearly, Thank you for being part of our lives and for filling them with warmth and fun.
With love always xx
07 October 2010 13:05 Jennifer & Neil Matley-Smith
Elise is one of life’s gifts, as so many have said already she was a beautiful, kind, caring and courageous person. A complete inspiration to everyone who knew her. Always in our thoughts, never will be forgotten love always Elise xxx
07 October 2010 09:38 Barry Frost
The ability to inspire is a god given talent and one that Elise and Mark found the inner strength to continue to do this through difficult times through this site and their appeal. I didn’t know Elise very well but somehow I didn’t need to. Through her and Mark’s words and those of others on here I feel I go to know her very well. In the time since her diagnosis her courage and steely determination to do their best to fight her illness has been amazing. That inspiration has encouraged others to do fantastic things for the Elise for Life cause and as a result, her amazing spirit will never be forgotten.
07 October 2010 08:49 Nicola Roberts
Elise you were my beautiful, kind, loving sister in law but felt more like a sister. Your smile could light up a room, you always were our angel. We will miss you so much it is impossible to put in to words. I know you will be looking down on us and looking after us. I know that God wanted you because of the amazing person you are. I will always remember the good times and how happy you and Mark were together. Thank you for being apart of our lives and family. We will think of you everyday. Sleep tight my Angel I love you so much.
07 October 2010 08:08 Paula Waite
I had the privelege of working with Elise when she was the manager at Macclesfield branch. What can I say, a lovely lady with a heart of gold. No matter how busy she was she always had time to listen. God Bless Elise I will never forget you xx
06 October 2010 23:02 karen Bennici
A truly beautiful and special person, and such an inspiration. She touched so many people’s lives in so many ways. Elise you will never be forgotten and will remain in our hearts forever. Love always X
06 October 2010 22:20 Sarah Brady
Elise was a truly special person. I am one of the lucky few to have known her and feel truly blessed. She will never know all the ways she has touched so many people’s lives. B positive, she always was and inspired all to be the same! Always in my heart & soul, I will never forget you Elise. Love always xxxxx
06 October 2010 22:14 Emma
I was lucky to have met Elise when she came to The Christie charity soon after her diagnosis. After hearing difficult news about her own health, she immediately thought of how she could make a difference for future patients which really is astounding. I think this goes a long way in explaining why she is so special to a lot of people.
Thank you so much Elise
06 October 2010 22:07 Ged and Richard
Elise was a very special person, she touched everyones heart including ours.We will never forget her.Much love xx
06 October 2010 22:07 Ros
I did not know Elise very well, however, the respect I have for her is enormous – It was a pleasure to know her.
06 October 2010 21:55 Emma, Ant & Adam
We didn’t know Elise really, but through Nola we learnt what a special person she was. I know she will be missed by many especially her family. She was clearly a remarkably strong and positive woman, a lesson and inspiration for us all. Much Love x
06 October 2010 21:48 Adam Smith
Elise had some many special qualities. She was warm, kind, caring and often put other people’s needs before her own. I will miss her radiant smile and positive attitude. I feel very lucky to have had the pleasure of having Elise in my life
06 October 2010 20:42 Mandy Swift
Elise was a true inspiration, a caring and supportive leader, a friend to everyone. She was always ready for a bit of fun…remember Beyonce’s Single Ladies shoot for the Globes 2009! She will be sorely missed but will remain in our hearts forever.
06 October 2010 20:09 Gill Oldfield
I will always be grateful to the help Elise gave me when the Manchester office closed. She was so busy herself but gave her own time to help me.
She was one of the most positive people I have known.
I’m sure that she will be missed by many.
06 October 2010 19:05 Carol Eaton
So sad that a life is cut short like this. Elise was my junior at Stockport and I remember that she was always smiling, whatever the job and life threw at her. She will be missed.
06 October 2010 18:58 Steve
Will never forget Little Miss Sunshine.