It is with a heavy and sad heart that I write to inform members, friends and patrons, that Aine Lark, Kingston Arts Chair, has died. She celebrated her 50th birthday this July. Her illness was short, and her death a shock. Our thoughts and loving condolences are with her husband Al, her family in Belfast and beyond, whom she adored, and her many friends and colleagues.
All who met her will remember her big smile, bigger heart, limitless energy, unbelievable work ethic, positivity, enthusiasm, and wide-reaching, swift intelligence. Her passion was her work: she had more ideas than an oak tree has acorns and she never stopped learning.
Aine has been described with characteristic insight by Kerry Frampton as an incredibly bright light, and a wonderful, passionate, and brilliant woman, and by actor and writer LM Lewin as a force of nature, so full of love and vitality.
She will be missed. Her legacy lives on.
Anyone wishing to leave a tribute to Aine can do so here on the ‘Memories of Aine’ Facebook page.