It is with great sadness that we share the news that Gill Fraser, our Head of Finance, died unexpectedly while on holiday in Italy, earlier this month. We are all devastated to lose her and still are in shock that she is no longer with us.
Gill came to the practice in October 2020, and from the moment she arrived – even from our first meeting at her interview – we all knew that Gill would become part of our Levitt Bernstein family. She seemed to understand us from the start and shared our belief in ‘people first’. She joined us at a moment when we needed calmness and clarity, and Gill had an endless resource of these qualities. She demonstrated compassion and patience from the beginning, and a quiet intelligence and empathy, which sat at the heart of all discussions and decisions. We all knew that Gill had found her home with us, and it was not long before her influence and role grew. From her expert, professional co-ordination of all our financial matters through to her gentle, astute observations at board meetings, and her rye enjoyment of our social side, we valued her so highly, as so many people in her life have.
We cannot imagine how hard it is for Gill’s family, and wish them every support through the coming days. It is such a tragic loss. We will all miss her deeply.