I thought you might want to know, so I'm passing this along. I'm so so sorry.
all, it is with great sadness i write to you today..
Ellen had suffered COPD for many years and in may/june of this year was put on the Lung Transplant list, a call came from Toronto General Hosiptal, on the canadian thanksgiving day 11/12 october, that lungs were a suitable match and that Ellen would be going in to have a double lung transplant..
The operation went well and after 2 weeks of good progress Ellen was allowed to go home, many days followed of rehab, and exercises as well as bronchoscope's to check the lungs were doing ok, which they were..
However it is with great sadness that we had news today Ellen passed away at 2.45 am this morning from a stroke, my thoughts are with her family at this sad time and those who knew her knew what a strong and courageous women she was right to the end.. Please rest in peace free from pain now Ellen, you will always be in my heart..
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Nov 20, 2010 12:57:33 GMT -5
Oh my dear God......
I can't believe this..... Cheryl.... thank you; I know this is difficult for you since you were good friends. If you don't mind I'm gonna add her forum name to your post as well so that others can identify her better....
I'm sorry.... I'm just in a bit of shock right now.... I just can't beleive it.....
Totally a shock. Cheryl I am so sorry for you and your friends family. I have lurked on here and not posted much for ever since Phil was here with us and I read Ellens posts many many times when she was one of the Assistance, I believe she was. She was such a sweatheart. Life is so unpredictable. She is in a good place and it is just her firends and family that have to learn to deal with the pain of losing her. Bless her, her family and friends. Love to you all Betty-NV
I am so sorry to read this, it is such a shock. My love and prayers are going out to Ellens family and friends for peace and acceptance. Do know that as hard as it is to be the one left behind, it is a much better place for Ellen to be. Cheryl, thank you so much for posting this information for us. Bless you.
Post by gwenwigley on Nov 20, 2010 17:33:01 GMT -5
So very saddened to hear about Ellen. She will surely be missed by her much loved family and friends. She was a great support to me in the early days with the newsletter and I know was always so willing to help others. Our love and thoughts to her family in this sad time. Gwen & Chris
I didn't know Ellen either, but can see how special a woman she was to all of you. I am sorry for your loss. To have had so much hope offered only to be suddenly taken away. God bless you all and her family.
So very hard to believe! I saw her at TGH just before she got the call during my transplant assessment. Heard from her after and she was doing incredibly well. Was out of the hospital in record time; no probs. All I can do is cry and pray her spirit finds peace and rest after such a valient battle to live. Ellen, dear friend, fly free and forever breathe easy.
My most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Ellen. I was also shocked to have read this. I don’t come here often now but I used to be here more and I really liked Ellen and so sad to read this. R.I.P.
Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on Nov 22, 2010 8:04:57 GMT -5
I must admit, I was totally shocked by this news.... I can only imagine how her family is reeling. She seemed to be progressing so darn well and I assumed another success was in the works!
Ellen was a Co Administrator here for some time; she helped and welcomed a great many people to this forum and though she left awhile ago, she would ocassionally pop in. We had a few differences but that's all they were.... differences.
I did, and I will, continue to truly miss her and I know many of you feel the same.
To her family and friends; I am so very, very sorry for your loss; our hearts go out to you and we share in your sadness.
Cheryl sent me Eleen's Obituary (Memorial) from the Oshawa Funeral Home if you would like to vist. (Thank you very much Cheryl)
Also; I'm adding Ellen's signature and latest avatar here and the welcoming greeting she use to use because I will ultimately be printing all of these entries off to send to her family. In the event anyone would like to add anything, I'll not be mailing it until the end of the week.
Ellen's Welcoming graphic to new Members of our Forum....
I didn't know Ellen either, but when I became a member I read back on some of her posts, and her beautiful 'tag' caught my attention, so peaceful and familiar. Peace at last for a dear lady and my sincere simphathy to her family.
I write with shock and sadness after hearing of Ellen's passing. We were neighbours and friends. Anyone who knew Ellen, was a very lucky person to have even known her. She never quit. Arlene was kind enough to let me know while I was in Arizona.
Virginia, so sweet of you to post this message. It is especially hard for families when they have a loss so close to the holidays. I have thought of the family a lot recently too. It is always difficult but so much harder. I am praying for her family.
Post by tousabella on Dec 31, 2010 23:18:21 GMT -5
I'm saddened to lose such an important and memorable member of this family. I am proud to have had contact with her....information, and many great laughs. I know in my heart that this lady did not lay down and go quietly...she was full of fire and life, and I'm sure she 'skidded in sideways'!! She was a real live wire and lived life!! Farewell for now, dear friend.