We are always upset when we lose timeshare owners, over the years it sort of becomes inevitable. We recently learned of the passing away of one of our owners who really had a remarkable story.
Ruth Langham was a 'a bit of a wild child' (in her own words) but that changed when she volunteered to work in the Rumanian orphanages after the death of Dictator Ceascescu. Many of the orphans had HIV or suffered disabilities and desperately needed care.
Eventually Ruth adopted a child with a serious cleft palate, discovered he had a twin brother with a similar disability in another orhanage and adopted him too. She raised the boys as her own in the UK and they became familiar figures here at Club Olympus.
Ion and Dumitru entertained us often on the Karaoke, particularly with their version of 'The Crazy Frog'. The boys grew into fine young men. Devoted mum Ruth loved her hols at Club Olympus and became very much part of the Olympus family. Ruth lost her lengthy battle with cancer last week and we will miss her.
Pictured above from left to right are Ion (pronounced Yon), Joanne from Club Olympus, Ruth and her friend Viv. The twin missing from the shot is Dumitru, because he took the photo!
We have embedded below a fabulous short documentary made by Dumitru about their life. In this 10 minute film, Dumitru interviews his mum and family. It is worth watching and has already won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival.