In Memoriam – Alison Downing


20th December 2022

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that I share that Alison Downing passed into the Light last night (19th December) after having a stroke from which she, sadly, did not recover.

I know that you will be as shocked and saddened by this news as I was.

Alison’s sister contacted me today and shared the sad news and asked that I share with you that Alison has died.

Many SOL students have been helped by Alison and know her as a helpful volunteer. Alison helped behind the scenes in the school as an administrator for many years.

She has been a long-standing member of the SOL for decades and worked in lodges and working groups, she worked among us as an exemplary initiate of the school.

Please light passing candles for Alison as individuals and in the SOL Lodges and may Alison’s spirit go forth shining and in peace.

We have lost a great friend and sister in our work.

Please also remember Alison’s partner Simon, friends and family in prayers at this difficult time.

Thank you,


Director of Studies, SOL.




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