Lyn Waters

Lyn Waters


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Obituary of Lyn Waters

It seems a very long time ago now but back on April 27th, Lyn spent the evening in the way she has always enjoyed the most:  a night outside seated at a long table laid out under the stars, with food cooked al fresco (Dilworth‘s Food Truck Friday) and music playing out in the night air.  Abby and a crowd of loving pals from Charlotte, North Carolina ensured that her glass was topped up with white wine.  She had a glorious evening.


This past Friday, on May 4, about 10 in the morning, just a week later, Lyn Holmes Waters -pioneering consular official, teacher, dauntless traveller, an energetic supporter of those who found themselves stateless and homeless - passed on.  There had been some distress, some pain but we were grateful that at the end she sang gently along to Leonard Cohen songs - and then slipped away.  She was in her own lovely room in Abby’s flat where Abby had made it possible for her to remain in comfort in the quiet with the window open and the sun shining.  Becky arrived just the night before from England.  Wylla waited for news from Lyn’s beloved Istanbul.

We would like to thank all Lyn’s wonderful friends for all their messages from around the world.  She brought an unrivalled energy and sense of adventure into hundreds of lives.  We are hopeful that her spirit is sparkling in the sunshine above the Bosphorus.

On Monday, May 14 at 10:00 a.m., family and friends will come together at Hankins &Whittington Funeral Service, 1111 East Boulevard, Carlotte, NC ,  to celebrate Lyn's life and legacy and see her off on her journey home. 

If you so wish, Lyn Waters' memory would be fittlingly served through the compassionate work in service to the refugees of the world through this local agency


Lyn's Journey Home

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, May 14, 2018
Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service - Charlotte
1111 East Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
(704) 315-6241