Here's something typically forthright and funny she wrote for us in 2003. She was an all-round straight talking no bullshit sort of person, with a practical empathy that made millions seek out her advice. This gem pretty much sums here up: "She told her relatives she wanted her last words to be: 'Tell David Cameron that if he screws up my beloved NHS I'll come back and bloody haunt him.'" (BBC)
So long, Claire.