The latest victim of the Grenfell Tower fire has been formally identified.
Sheila lived in the tower block for 34 years and was a much loved and well-respected member of the community, her heartbroken family said in a statement.
getwestlondon is not publishing her surname at the request of her family.
She was fond of writing poetry, philosophical and political thoughts and created original artwork, nearly all of which has been lost to the fire.
In a statement released through the Metropolitan Police, her family said: “Sheila was a resident of Grenfell Tower for 34 years who absolutely adored her family and gave her many friends much love and inspiration.
“A very active and well-respected member of the local community, Sheila was cycling around London, performing yoga daily and swimming regularly in the Kensington Leisure Centre until she was 80 years old.
“With her exploration of the alternative, in her lifetime she amassed a wealth of knowledge, wrote poetry and philosophical and political thoughts, and created some highly original artwork - nearly all of which now sadly lost in the fire at Grenfell Tower.
“Sheila leaves two sons, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. As a family we are heartbroken as to this senseless tragedy that took her far too early, and will do all we can to honour her name.”
Police said on Wednesday (June 5) that all visible human remains had been cleared from the charred remains of the building, and that 21 people had been formally identified.
However, their search for more human remains continued, and warned again that it may prove impossible to identify all those who lost their lives .
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