Midrealm sorrows at passing of Duchess Anne

Duchess Anne de Fountain, who first served as Queen of the Middle Kingdom in A.S. VII (1972), has died after a battle with heart disease.

Duchess Anne was Queen with Duke Andrew of Seldomrest (who preceded her in death) during the fifth and seventh reigns of the Midrealm, back in the 1970s, and then served once again in 1982.

She was made a Companion of the Order of the Dragon's Heart, an honor given in the Midrealm for extraordinary service, in A.S. IX (1974). She received an Award of the Queen's Favor in A.S. XVII (1983) and another in A.S. XXII (1987). In 1990, she received the Award of the Purple Fret for additional service to the realm.

Duchess Lisa, also of the Middle Kingdom, posted this notice to the MK Royal Consorts email list this morning:

Noble Sisters,

It is with great sadness that I bring you the news that Duchess Anne passed away about 4:00 a.m. this morning. She was at OSU Ross Hospital awaiting open heart surgery that was scheduled for this Friday to place a micro pump to do the work one of her heart chambers could not. She was admitted last Tuesday with dizziness and the shakes.

I spoke with her last night and told her that Duchess Sabine had sent her a card that hadn't reached her. She was very touched and appreciative. Our order meant a lot to her and a number of you were a great comfort to her in her last days. She specifically mentioned, Tamara, Noelle, Sabine, Astrid and Myfanway to me, there may have been others I am unaware of. May God bless you ladies for the generous hearts that you shared with her.

I will post more information once arrangements have been made. Her last comments to me were of how much she cared for her brother, children, grandchildren and friends in the SCA an how much she was looking forward to spending time with my children and me. She was truly a great hearted lady.

We of the Midrealm are impoverished this day for one of our great ones has passed away.

SCAtoday.net extends condolences to the family and friends of Duchess Anne.

Letter from Duchess Lisa republished by kind permission of the author.