By Mea Lashbrooke on behalf of the Princess Vlei Forum.
It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Kim Broadbent, on Saturday 19th July, 2014. Always cheerful, Kim was a loyal supporter of Princess Vlei, and came to our events in rain or shine. Diagnosed with cancer less than a year ago, Kim remained optimistic, the light of any gathering and was unwavering in her faith. Kim spent her final days at home In the care of her two best friends. She embraced the process of dying with as much lightness of spirit and intelligent interest as she did every experience in her colourful life.
Kim rescued animals, hugged children and always had time for listening deeply to anyone’s problems. When she learnt of the threat facing Princess Vlei, she did not hesitate to stand up and protest.
Kim’s love for the outdoors, for birds and flowers, drew her into the wild as often as possible. In 2012, Kim accompanied members of the Princess Vlei Forum on a hike to Elephants Eye Cave, from where there is a clear view of Princess Vlei, and, where legend has it, a princess once lived.
We will greatly miss her insight and passion. Our deepest condolences go to her family and friends.