The following is a message I sent out to our friends and family this morning.
I must apologize for not sending this out sooner but I have been feeling very overwhelmed the past couple of days and it's taken me some time to process everything. I wanted to thank each and every one of you who were able to join us on Saturday (either in person or in spirit) to celebrate the life of our beloved Chef Mark.
Mark would have been very touched (and probably a little bit embarrassed – although secretly he would have LOVED it) to see so many people gathered together, sharing stories, laughing at photos and remembering what a great guy he was. A lovely friend of Mark’s sent me a note and said, “he had the strongest spirit and presence of anyone I've ever known. Simply a complex, fascinating, charismatic human being unlike anyone I've ever known.” I think that describes him perfectly.
You will never know how much your support has meant to me since Mark died. I’m continuing to take things moment by moment, day by day and I’m so grateful for all of you. I’m so very lucky to have you in my life.
Much love to you all, Peggy xo