Winnie Johnson died at the weekend. She spent 57 years struggling to find the grave of her eldest son Keith Bennett.
Keith vanished in 1964 and is the only one of Brady and Hindley's victims whose body has never been recovered.
The past couple of days there have been TV documentaries about the sadistic actions of Brady and Hindley and have been broadcast with the permission of Mrs Johnson's family.
Mrs Johnson deserved a knighthood for her complete dedication to finding her first born, yet politicians give them to their pals.
Brady continues, after 16 years, to be force fed in prison. In the Channel 4 documentary his 'advocate' stated he wished to die yet the courts denied his request. Why should he be in a position to challenge the courts for his rights when he refused to give Mrs Johnson her right to know the tomb of her son?
Some say Brady doesn't deserve to live. Perhaps not. But if he suffers a fraction of the pain these children did at his - and Hindley's - hands, then I'm quite content to have my tax contributions used in this way.
My thoughts are with the victims' families who are enduring a lifetime of grief and for Mrs Johnson her grief was never alleviated.
Our society is losing values day by day and spending millions of pounds for Ian Brady to continually challenge the legal system is obscene. The money could have been better spent on digging up the whole of Saddleworth Moor to find the tomb of Keith.
May Mrs Johnson eventually rest in peace and her courage never forgotten.