On the morning of the 30th September 2007, Julia was killed while crossing the road in New York in the company of friends. One of the people with her remembered that Julia had spoken of being a Catholic and a priest came to administer her the Last Rites, posthumously.
Julia was an adventurous, kind and loving person, a wonderful daughter, sister and friend. Many people remember her from her days at St. George’s School, Edinburgh; Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn; Queen Margaret’s in York; the University of Newcastle (2002-2005), and from her everyday life at home and abroad.
In her short 24 years she inspired many people and in her memory her parents, Cecilia and Bill, started the Julia Thomson Memorial Trust.
In the last 4 years we have endeavoured, with the generosity of many friends, to help a poor community of people both young and old, based in Bahia, Brazil.
Julia’s family and many of her friends from all walks of life continue to remember her, and we are extremely grateful to all of you who have kept in touch with us.
We love nothing more than to be in the company of Julia’s friends, to catch up with their news, and very often to hear tales and anecdotes about her (funny or sad), but which have always left us so proud to have been her parents.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your friendship and please always keep in touch. We would so love to hear from you.
Cecilia and Bill