Weʼve raised £2,398 to honour Nicolas Chagrin's incredible life with a memorial and celebration.
- Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017
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Nicolas was a truly unique person with a true and loving heart. He had amazing ability to be completely present in the given moment, and it was his greatest gift.
We will feel his loving presence with us forever.
His was most the extraordinary life. The kind of life that you'd expect from someone with such magnetism and a true passion for creative expression.
His enthusiasm and eternal warmth were contagious to all around him.
A few family, friends and colleagues have asked us how it would be possible to support us so we've created this page.
Nicolas wanted a natural burial.
He loved the idea of returning to nature and being laid to rest in a woodland.
So we are planting a Silver Birch at Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground, a beautiful woodland in Dorset, close to our home.
The Silver Birch tree is a symbol of new beginnings, and hope. We think he would have liked that.
Everyone would be welcome to visit the woodland, at anytime of year, to enjoy the beautiful views there.
It is even possible to camp in the nearby field in the summer.
Following the ceremony at Ham Down, we will have a warm gathering of friends and family to celebrate Nicolas' vibrant life at Springhead Trust.
Thank you for your support,
Teruko, Tom, Silva, Natalya, Alyusha & Renata x
“ I pass forth into the light,
I find myself beneath a weeping Birch
(most beautiful of forest trees,
The Lady of the woods)"
From The Lover’s Resolution, Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Photo and website: Hamdown Woodland Burial Ground
Photo and website: Springhead Trust
- 10 months ago
Alyusha10 months ago
Dear friends and family, We can't thank you enough for all your generous contributions, love, kindness and support towards an extraordinary day celebrating Nicolas' life. What a wonderful day it was, full of joy, laughter, tears and many stories! Love from, Teruko, Tom, Silva, Natalya, Alyusha and Renata x
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Sep 18, 2017
Sending lots of Love and prayers to you and your family.Leilie xx
Sep 16, 2017
Such a beautiful person, Nicolas will be sadly missed. With much love to all his family. An old school friend
Sep 14, 2017
Thank you Alyusha for connecting us all and allowing us to share some of our feelings and thoughts in memory of Nicolas. Warmest wishes to you and the whole family. Johannes
Sep 13, 2017
Mr. Chagrin... a truly lovely gentleman. We shall miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with you, Teruko-san and all your family. Much love xxxxxxxxx
Sep 13, 2017
A great guy. he will be much missed.
Sep 12, 2017
A dear and wonderful man. A member of our Men's Group from the start 34 years ago!He danced his way through my life. A rare combination of 'old soul' and childlike innocence. I loved him hugely.
Sep 11, 2017
Lots of love to you, Nicolas, and your family!
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