Faith (Faulconbridge) Tolkien
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Faith Tolkien (née Faulconbridge) passed away peacefully on 24th October 2017 aged 89. Devoted mother and grandmother. Teacher and sculptress. Funeral at Corpus Christi Church, 88 Wharton Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8AJ, 6th November, at 2pm.

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Published in The Times on Nov. 1, 2017.
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May 8, 2018
Faith was a wonderful person for whom truth and justice were overriding principles. I had the privilege of visiting her in Watlington all too long ago but the introductions she gave me to people in Nicaragua, including the English Catholic priest John Medcalf, shaped my journeying and journalising in that country. Rest in the peace you so abundantly deserve, dear Faith.
Nicholas
Nicholas Albrecht
May 8, 2018
Nicholas Albrecht
April 29, 2018
So sad to read this .. I left Watlington in 1995. Faith was a guest at my wedding, a small group of about 20, and she presented me with a beautiful wooden bowl. Still good as new. She was full of stories and was always kind and hospitable. Blessed to have known her x
Geraldine Poole
November 6, 2017
Beautiful person who taught me more than all the other teachers put together! Condolences to her family.
Annie Skinner
November 4, 2017
God bless you Mrs Tolkien. Thank you for the wise words you instilled in us.
Helen Loizou
Student
November 3, 2017
Faith taught me and, I think it is fair to say, changed my life in that from scrapping through English Literature 'O' Level I then went on to study it at university. This would have happened without Faith. She also entertained groups of students to supper at her house to give us a chance to further discuss and explore the books we were studying. Such was her generosity with her time and knowledge. I also very fondly remember her organising a pretty informal trip for her students away to West Wales after our exams. A wonderful, kind and inspiring lady.
Owen Kyffin
Student
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