Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Feb 5, 2013 13:15:23 GMT -5
I regret to inform you that Dorothy has passed away. It occured on New Year's Eve and although cancer played an indirect part, it wasn't the direct "reason" per se according to her daughter Elaine.
The last time I "spoke" with Dorothy was just before Christmas as you may recall. George was decorating the tree, and she was "directing" the endeavours. She was in great spirits and feeling a lot better.
And sadly; to add more devastating news to the mix, her father(Elaine's).... George as you probably remember his name by, suffered a major stroke. He too passed away this past Saturday ( a few days ago) and although he had been found the day before, it was too late.
I don't mind saying it took e'thing in me to not start crying myself while I was speaking wih her today.
Dorthy and George lived in a a smaller town in Ontario. Elaine lives in another and I can't tell you how overwhelming this has been for her. It was Elaine who was there for her Mom, and also for when they found her Dad.
I have already called and spoken with our forum's infamous coffee bean roaster and maker for the morning; Peter. He'd made a connection with Dorothy and he's always finished his day (at the fence) here by including a prayer for her.
Elaine is currently charged with having to deal with all the affairs totally by herself and although I'll be sending a card on behalf of us all, if you'd be kind enough to post your condolences here as well, I will print off all your messages (in color) and include them in a card for Elaine (minus this note from me to all of you).
Elaine, I am so sorry to hear that both of your parents have passed. Dorthy was dear to us and I have missed her posts, please know that they are both at peace now, and pain free. I will keep you in my prayers that you may find peace and acceptance. Bless you.
Elaine, my heart breaks for your loss. I respected and cared for your mother very much and have missed her visits here. How difficult this must be for you to have also lost your Father so soon after your mom. They are together again, the way they are meant to be. God bless you and give you the strength to get through this. There is solace in knowing Dorothy doesn't have to continue with the treatments that were so hard on her. May they Rest in Peace.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Feb 6, 2013 9:07:57 GMT -5
It is impossible for me; any of us for that matter, to express how deeply we feel for what you must be having to go through right now. The loss of two parents in just over a month is so overwhelming that finding the right words is next to impossible.
All we have to offer is; we are so very, very sorry.
Dorothy was our friend; had been for just over two years. Like her great circle of friends where she lived, she had quite a few here as well. She shared with us many parts of her life, and we shared ours with her.
Although we're not "biological" family here, we are nevertheless a family; one that shares and celebrates the good days, the exciting/happy events, perhaps a challenge overcome, and , we share and support in the bad. Dorothy did both; just as any supportive family member does.
Be assured that she will me missed here by many.
Stay strong Elaine; you WILL get through this.....
My deepest condolences on your loss. Dorothy's contributions to these forums helped make me feel welcome when I first joined, and I learned a lot from her wisdom in meeting her challenges. She will be missed.
Dear Elaine - so sorry for the loss of your mom and dad. Dorothy was always a pillar of strength, compassion and grace for all of us here - her "cyber" family. She will be greatly missed. You will be in my prayers for peace as you go through this most difficult time.
Elaine; So sorry for your loss. Your memories of how extraordinary your parents were will keep a warm smile in your heart. God bless you and your family for the strength and needs in the next little while. You are in our prayers, and your 'folks' will always be in our hearts.
Post by missfortune on Feb 7, 2013 16:00:23 GMT -5
To Elaine, Along with so many others, I'm sending caring thoughts and sincere sympathy on the loss of your parents. I especially linked with your Mother, as I was undergong cancer treatment myself and understood. Please know that your Mother will be missed by her friends here and prayers for you to find peace with their passing. missfortune Judy Z in Pensacola
Elaine, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels as I lost both of my parents some years ago. Not close together but just the same, the pain was still strong and I think of them quite often and still miss them to this day. It's really hard to not think about it and I am sending you Love and Prayers for comfort and healing. If you believe in a higher power then just know they are in a very loving place and they are always with you in your heart.