From Tara Whitehill's Family

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taraHK
taraHK Member Posts: 1,952 Member

To: Tara’s Friends

 

This is Tara’s sister, Julie. I am so sorry to tell you that Tara died yesterday, August 29.  As many of you know, she walked her journey with strength, grace and humor.  She spent her last days as she had hoped – peacefully and surrounded by loved ones. She asked that I let you all know and that I express to you what an incredible gift this group was during her 11 years dealing with colorectal cancer.  Thank you all so much.  And take care.  Julie

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  • johnnybegood
    johnnybegood Member Posts: 1,117 Member
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    thank you

    for letting us know.i remember her as she was a great fighter and was on this board alot when i first joined.now she is out of pain and is in a glourious place...Godbless...johnnybegood

  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111 Member
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    Dear Julie:

    I am so very sorry for your loss.  Tara would let the board know what was going on with her and we know what a tough battle she had these last several months.   She will be missed by so very many on this board.

    Love and Hugs to you and the entire family -

    Tina

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,742 Member
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    Sorry

    So sorry for your loss.  She was a brave soul who showed how determined she was to battle this disease.  I'm glad she was surrounded by her family and went peacefully.  She was an asset to this board.

    Kim

  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Dear Julie

    I have tears in my eyes as I type.  She was a dear Lady to those of us on this board.  It is such an insidious disease taking so many wonderful people before their time.

    I wish your family peace and comfort in the coming time, I'm glad she was surrounded by her loved ones, and that all had a chance to be by her side as she left this earthly realm going on to other adventures.  I give my utmost condolences and thank your family for sharing her with us.  And a special thank you for taking the time and letting us know. She was so special to so many of us.

    Winter Marie

  • relaxoutdoors08
    relaxoutdoors08 Member Posts: 521 Member
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    So sorry for your loss

    Tara was on board when I joined over two years ago.  I appreciated all her online support. Prayers for healing. NB

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
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    Dear Julie

    Thank you so much for letting us know about Tara.  In her last post here she had started a thread about mini goals and had listed some of her own.  The bottom line was that goals are worthwhile even if you have to modify them a bit.

    She had also mentioned that her sons would be with her this summer.  That was so very special for her to have them close.

    My sincere condolances to all her family and those who loved her. 

    Marie who loves kitties

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169 Member
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    I am so for sorry for your

    I am so for sorry for your loss.  She fought a valiant fight.  Your family must be so proud of her.  She brought such hope to so many of us here at CSN.  May she rest in peace.

     

    Chelsea

  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866 Member
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    Julie

    I'm so sorry to hear about Tara. My condolences to you all.
    -phil

  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028 Member
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    Thank you for letting us know....

    Julie, your sister was on this board when I first came.  She was one of the 'old guard', helping us 'newbies' understand what the heck had happened to us......

     

    Please know that I have placed her in my heart, next to Mark and Jana and all of the rest...

     

    Hugs to all of you that she went on before.

     

    Hugs, Kathi

  • Sonia32
    Sonia32 Member Posts: 1,071 Member
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    She was an inspiration
    So sorry for your loss
  • Cathleen Mary
    Cathleen Mary Member Posts: 827 Member
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    Sonia32 said:

    She was an inspiration
    So sorry for your loss

     
    Dear Julie and Tara's

     

    Dear Julie and Tara's family,

    I am so sorry.  Thank you for letting us know. Tara was a remarkable woman and she will be missed. Her last post was so like her ....mini goals and adjust when necessary. Prayers and strength for the days ahead.

    Cathleen Mary

  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member
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    such a special Lady

    She was such a remarkable special Lady and I will miss her!!!

    A silent hug from Germany

    Petra

  • fedester
    fedester Member Posts: 753 Member
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    so sorry

    julie,

    as others have said, tara was here when i was a newbie and she helped me so much thru the years.

    rip tara

  • very worried husband
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    fedester said:

    so sorry

    julie,

    as others have said, tara was here when i was a newbie and she helped me so much thru the years.

    rip tara

    Sorry

    For your Loss. Sincere condolences to you and her kidsShe had a long and hard fight… 

  • coloCan
    coloCan Member Posts: 1,944 Member
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    Sorry

    For your Loss. Sincere condolences to you and her kidsShe had a long and hard fight… 

    Saddened......

    Tara was among those who came to my aid when i first found this place and needed help learning to live with a bag. She will not beforgotten......steve

  • BusterBrown
    BusterBrown Member Posts: 221 Member
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    My condolences...

    My condolences...

  • steveandnat
    steveandnat Member Posts: 886
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    So sorry to hear

    I'm always very sorry when I hear of the passing of one of our friends. I know that the pain of the cancer is finally gone which is such a blessing. I pray for everyone in the family and wish you the best. Jeff

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,800 Member
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    So sad!

    I am sorry to hear that Tara has passed and want you and the family to know how much she was cared about here on the forum. 

    I too remember her post about goals, and was much inspired by it. I am also happy that her boys were able to be with her. As a mother of two boys myself, I can imagine how much comfort having them near must have been.

    Blessings!

  • annalexandria
    annalexandria Member Posts: 2,571 Member
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    Tara was a bright light here on the forum.

    I can only imagine how she she must have brightened the lives of her family and friends.

    My heart hurts for all of you, and I hope that the passage of time brings with it a little peace.

    Ann Alexandria

  • hippiechicks
    hippiechicks Member Posts: 509 Member
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    I am so sorry for your loss

    I am so sorry for your loss ... please accept my condolences to your family.