I'm so sorry for your loss Cara, David and Mark. I can't imagine how painful this is for you. Darcy was unique, and I'm so glad I chose to study at Liverpool University, as I got the chance to be best friends with such a wonderful, bright, and beautiful person. Darcy was the ray of sunshine in our little gang, always the loudest and always the funniest. She was and still is an inspiration to me. Brave, feisty, kind hearted and warm. And although it hurts so much that she is gone, we all know she wouldn't want us to be sad- she always wanted people to be happy. She proved that to me with her friendship time and time again. My favourite memories of her are the small simple things: the way she would get a hot drink from the canteen and usually always spill it or burn herself somehow. Or the way she would really listen when you told a story, and how she used to talk about TV shows we hadn't seen and list off characters as though she knew them personally.
She's changed my life, and I'll go on studying Egyptology and she'll be with me every step of the way. And as the Ancient Egyptians would say Darcy, 'maa kheru'.