On Behalf of Ms Jackie, I must share the latest with you all. We had to take Blossom to the ER on Saturday evening due an extreme SOB. It is with a truly saddened heart I must share, Blossom has succumbed to her ongoing battle with COPD/cancer and has been placed on palliative care in our home, she is most comfortable and supported by Ben and Stacy who arrived from Georgia, family members, my fire department folks and assisted by the kind staff of the COPD Inspire Program here in Halifax.
I am sure her place in heaven is being prepared, that will honor her mission of helping you and the COPD community live and get the best out of "living with COPD".
We will let you know when she has completed her journey.
Thank you all for the unending support and prayers you have given both Jackie and I over the years
Thank you so much for letting us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jackie and your family and friends. She is such an inspiration to so many, with her compassion and drive and heart and organization and... too much to say.
Praying for you and for all who know her even slightly,
Thank you Dave Jackie you are going to a beautiful place where breathing is not a struggle. I have only know you a short time but there were times when i would read your words of wisdom and know i had learned something about COPD i didn't know so thank you from me and mine.Rest my dear Blossom\Jackie
My name is Stacy and I am Jackie (Blossom's) daughter. I wanted to share that my mom passed away a little bit ago. My mom absolutely loved this forum and the community, support and comfort it has provided so many over the years. On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for all the years of generous love and time you have shared with both my mom and Dave. I am heartbroken to say goodbye to my mom, but tremendously proud of the mark she made on so many.
I will post funeral arrangements in the next day or so.
Heaven truly has another Angel, for Miss Jackie was a kind and compassionate earth Angel. She was always here in our times of need, she hugged us when we needed it, she took us by the hand and helped us through our dark days and she was always watching over us. Rest in peace my dear friend, I know you will always be watching over us. You will forever remain in a special place in my heart.
To Dave, Stacy and your family, my heart is crying, I have no special words, like so many others I loved Miss Jackie , she touched all our hearts and although she has moved on now, she will always be here in our memories and in our hearts.
My heart is so sad...Jackie will be missed by more people than she ever could have imagined. What a well-lived life! She is resting now after all her labors. Jackie had the most welcoming and embracing personality that shone through even in cyberspace. Prayers for strength for her family during this most difficult time. Jackie's spirit will remain with everyone that she has ever touched.
The most marvelous lady I have ever met on this Internet. I'm so broken up . . . she was there for me when my wife, Rita, passed. She called me and consoled me and it sure helped. God Bless her and give her a great place in heaven, she so deserves it. I'll truly miss you Blossom. --Vic