Tina was my friend as well, whenever I came to visit my family in the Channel Islands. We never spoke much on issues other than looking after our children - she was a quiet person - but I recognised and admired her determination to get the most out of life. She once ran the London marathon with Steve, and the smiling triumphant photos at the finish line are how I want to remember her.
I don't know what Tina believed regarding going to Heaven. What I believe is that my God is a God of second, third, seventy times seven and the last tenth of a nanosecond chances and that I will see her again one day.