Knowing from recent family experience that even when you think someone has won a battle with cancer they can very suddenly go downhill and lose the war I was saddened to learn, via J. Arthur McNumpty, that Cllr. Elizabeth Maginnis has also suddenly passed away.
Her blog reports that she was attending a surgery on Wednesday but the Scotsman reports that she was admitted to the Western General on Thursday with a suspected brain hemorrhage. She's had been a councillor for 21 years and was working for her constituents right up to the end.
My thoughts go to her family at this time.