Baker Tonia Stimpson lost her battle against breast cancer on 18 May, aged 36.

Terry Miller of La Fornaia writes that Tonia was La Fornaia’s development baker and had been with the supplier for over four years. She worked in the industry for over 20 years starting at Abingdon’s Cottage Bakery, moving to Northern Foods and on to to La Fornaia.

Tonia was a popular member of staff at La Fornaia with a great love for Brentford FC – she used to travel around the country to watch them. She was an inspiration to us all and will be sadly missed by family, friends and work colleagues.