Lynda Bellingham‘s funeral to be held in Somerset. She was a much loved Canadian-born English actress, broadcaster and author, known for roles in All Creatures Great and Small and Second Thoughts and Faith in the Future and it will take place today, Monday, November 3, 2014. The former Loose Woman’s family and friends did gather to remember the late actress at midday in the town of Crewkerne in Somerset. She was adopted and she lived in Aston Abbotts in Buckinghamshire, England. Some of her cherished friends Christopher Biggins, Robert Lindsay and Julian Fellowes were among those who came together to honor Bellingham, alongside her former Loose Women colleagues Jane McDonald, Andrea McLean and Denise Welch.
Gyles Brandreth paid tribute to Bellingham at the service, saying:
“Lynda was an extraordinary force of nature, intelligent, gifted, generous, funny, feisty, open, honest, kind and caring. I don’t think I have known anyone more alive than Lynda Bellingham.
“She showed us how to live and in the last year or two of her life she taught us how to die – with grace, courage, humor and acceptance.
“She rang me three weeks ago and said she was in a good place. ‘I am sad for the boys and Michael, but I’m all right’. She was all right, she was the best and she was our friend. Aren’t we the lucky ones?”
Bellingham passed away last month October, 2014 of cancer, she was sixty six, it was her own decision to stop the chemotherapy as her condition worsened.
Bellingham also starred in Doctor Who.