Sophie Ailette Miriam Hudson's aunt, Christine Paul, writes, "Sophie was born in Harrogate, England, the daughter of a French mother and an English father. Her brother Robert followed two years later. They grew up in Yorkshire and Sophie went to school in Buckinghamshire at Stowe. Sophie's Dad died of a heart attack when she was 15 years old. The death of her father drew the family even closer together, especially Sophie and Robert. She graduated from Stowe in 1980. after which, she attended the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in 1984. Her majors were literature and language.
Following her graduation from College, she moved to Paris to be near her mother, who had moved back to Paris in 1985. Soon after she arrived she began working for Laura Ashley, where she became the personal assistant of the retail operations director, responsible for sales in Continental Europe. After a few years, Sophie decided she would like to return to England and live in London. In 1988 Sophie resigned from Laura Ashley and moved to London. She had found a new position and was going to start her new job in January 1989. During this time, Sophie met a young man, Bill Cadman, of whom she became very fond. The two of them were on their way to the United States for Christmas. Sophie's family was gathering together for the holidays in Connecticut and she wanted Bill to meet them. A new happy chapter was starting in her life.
Sophie was a bright, talented, and very pretty young woman. She was witty, always happy, and yet very responsible. She was a great influence on her brother. a confidant and a close friend to her mother, and a joy for all of us.
We miss her terribly. Sophie left us with wonderful memories, which are a solace to our grief."
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