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Old Jun 16 2011, 11:52 PM   #1
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After a fifteen month battle with cancer, my mom has passed away. We were able to see her at the end, and my kids (her only grandkids) had a good day with her the day before she passed, eliciting many smiles.

She was not just an awesome mom, but an awesome and inspiring person all around.

A couple pictures from a few weeks ago, when she was still looking healthy and happy.

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Old Jun 17 2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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In this crazy, mixed-up world of ours,
there's always someone who walks along the path of goodness,
someone who will pick up the pieces and make everything seem wonderful,
someone who knows how to make you smile when you need cheering up,
someone who knows when you need a shoulder to cry on,
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someone who cares and will always tell it to your face what needs to be done,
no matter what life throws at you,
someone who just is that special someone,
someone whom I can call a friend,
that someone is my mum.

Rest in peace Cheryl's mum.
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So sorry to hear about you and your families loss Cheryl. My thoughts are with you.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 05:13 AM   #5
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I am very sorry for your loss Cheryl.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 08:01 AM   #6
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My condolences, Cheryl. She must have been a great lady, to have raised such a special daughter.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 08:07 AM   #7
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My sincere condolences. My mom passed in 1995, suffering from Alzheimer's.
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My condolences, Cheryl. I'm happy to hear that your children's last memories of their grandmother will be happy ones.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 11:16 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear this but after a long battle a dignified departure is a bonus.

Remember the good times.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 11:25 AM   #11
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Old Jun 17 2011, 11:47 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear this but after a long battle a dignified departure is a bonus.

Remember the good times.
Indeed. She got to die at home, and went rather quickly.

Thanks to all who have or will leave condolences here.


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Old Jun 17 2011, 01:23 PM   #13
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My condolances Cheryl. My thoughts go out to you, your father, your husband and the kids. Wish I could hug you!

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Old Jun 17 2011, 04:54 PM   #14
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My deepest sympathies to you and your extended family.
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Your mum was an amazing lady.

I've said it elsewhere Cheryl but it can't be said enough times - my condolences to you and all your family at this sad time.

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Old Jun 17 2011, 08:18 PM   #17
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Cheryl, it sounds like your Mom was an amazing and caring person! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old Jun 17 2011, 09:31 PM   #19
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I just spotted this, I shall read is more later, you have our understand, Cheryl.

From both Dan J., and I. Ginny!
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Dear friend...our most heartfelt condolances to you and your family...our thoughts and love are with you. Lin and Martin
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Old Jun 18 2011, 05:25 AM   #21
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Old Jun 18 2011, 02:37 PM   #22
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I'm very sorry for your loss, Cheryl. May she rest in peace.
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Old Jun 18 2011, 06:02 PM   #23
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Old Jun 19 2011, 09:08 AM   #24
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My thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family Cheryl. Very heartwarming hearing that your children had a good day with their Grandma right near the end. Losing a loved one is always difficult and a not very nice part of life. May your family find peace knowing that your mom has.
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So sorry to hear about your loss Cheryl!! I'm glad your kids got a good day with her right at the end!
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(((((((((((((Cheryl)))))))))))))))))))))))))))0
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I'm so sorry for your loss Cheryl. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this dificult time. Sending much love your way.
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Remembering the good times is importent. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
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Old Jun 22 2011, 10:41 PM   #30
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Cheryl, I'm so sorry for your family's loss and sorry to be so late saying so. As the others have said, remember the good times.
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*hugs*

I'm sorry for your entire family, Cheryl.

I know exactly what this is like, I've lost two relatives to cancer, a grandmother and an aunt. You never forget them, but after awhile it does get easier.

I'm sorry that your kids won't get to have any more time with their grandmother because those can be the best times as kids get older. From the stuff I've read, it sounds like they have a wonderful woman that they can admire for the mark that she left on the world around her.
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Cheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing your mom is deeply traumatic, I know. How wonderful that your children's last memories of her will be of a good day together. Bless you and your family in your grief, and may your loving memories come to comfort you in time.
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Cheryl - So very sorry to hear of your loss. From the articles and obituary you posted, it looks like your Mom was a wonderful lady. Good memories are wonderful things to cherish. Many hugs and the comfort of knowing that your friends online care about you.

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Thank you to all for your kind thoughts and prayers, I appreciate them all.
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I have this little poem for you hopes it says everything for you

To be honest with you
I don't have the Words ,,to make you feel better
But I do have the Arms to give you a Hug ,Ears to listen
To whatever you want to say
All those Moments will be lost in time
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