I joined Pat's team at the University of Hertfordshire in 2001 and we became very good friends. Pat was a very supportive boss and took me under her wing, she gave me the confidence to tackle every situation. When Pat retired we stayed in touch, we met up regularly for coffee or lunch and exchanged several long emails. Pat lived an active social life and her diary was always full. Although she had several medical issues along the way nothing kept her down for long, she was a fighter. I was very lucky to have her as my friend and I will miss her dearly. When my daffodils come up in the Spring I will always think of you. I hope you are at peace now Pat.