Our friends who have passed - 2014

Trubrit
Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
edited December 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1

Laz has requeted the list of our friends who have lost their lives this past year, so that we can remember them at this special time of the year. 

It breaks my heart as I read through the list of friends who I have grown to love. 

I will join Laz in being grateful for the time we were able to share with them, and for their strength and the strength of their caregivers who have been the ones to post here. 

I am posting this at 4 pm Pacific time, because in England (home of my birth) it will be November 27th. 

2014

Bigman4Christ - Zach - January

Kathryn in MD - January

Donna - ris67's wife - February

Pat - Goldie/Ellen's husband - April

Joemetz - May

Smokeyjoe - Leena - May

MOOSE74/Eric's Dad - May

Katz2402's brother - June

Barbebard - Barb - July

Karen - scareddaughter24's mum - July

Johnnybegood - Debra - Wolfen's daughter and our forum friend - July

Sandi's husband - August

**** - Kathleen808's husband - August

Lisa2012 - August

Christopher - Trapbear/Bill's husband - September

Mealnie - Varmint5/Sandy's daughter - September

Pepe - pepebcn - October

LindaK's husband - November

Jason - Gizzyluv/Kris husband - November

Cynthiapi40's husband - November

mbeaulieu's mother Mary Lou - November

Danker's beloved wife, Josephine, who passed after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

 

 

 

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  • lp1964
    lp1964 Member Posts: 1,239 Member
    Thank you Sue,

    God bless their soul and may we keep their precious wisdom and memory forever.

    Laz

  • Helen321
    Helen321 Member Posts: 1,434 Member
    You're missing Barb Opperman

    You're missing Barb Opperman who I think had the sign on BarbeBarb.  She died on July 2.  I made a post about it back then.  I was given permission to post it.  I hadn't realized we lost Pepe.  I think I said that once before.  I have serious short term issues these days.  I am very thankful to be alive this holiday season and greatful to all of you all year.  I hope everyone has a beautiful Thanksgiving.  Prayers to the family of everyone on this list.

     

    http://www.friedrichjones.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/792823/Barbara-Ann-Barbie-Oppermann#.U7cCPUHuEQE.facebook

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Terrible

    This list is just way to long.  It's sad to see this many names and thinking back on the stories that they shared with us.  They all shared their journey with us.  May they all have a very Blessed Thanksgiving dinner (if they eat in Heaven) at God's Banquet Table.

    Kim

     

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Helen321 said:

    You're missing Barb Opperman

    You're missing Barb Opperman who I think had the sign on BarbeBarb.  She died on July 2.  I made a post about it back then.  I was given permission to post it.  I hadn't realized we lost Pepe.  I think I said that once before.  I have serious short term issues these days.  I am very thankful to be alive this holiday season and greatful to all of you all year.  I hope everyone has a beautiful Thanksgiving.  Prayers to the family of everyone on this list.

     

    http://www.friedrichjones.com/obits/obituaries.php/obitID/792823/Barbara-Ann-Barbie-Oppermann#.U7cCPUHuEQE.facebook

    Thank you Helen.

    I try my best to keep up, but I know I've probably missed a couple. 

    Oh my! It would have been Barb's Birthday toady. She was only a month older than me.  

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Fight for my love
    Fight for my love Member Posts: 1,522

    Terrible

    This list is just way to long.  It's sad to see this many names and thinking back on the stories that they shared with us.  They all shared their journey with us.  May they all have a very Blessed Thanksgiving dinner (if they eat in Heaven) at God's Banquet Table.

    Kim

     

    Yes, Kim, I agree with you

    Yes, Kim, I agree with you that the list is too long. It's really sad to read the list and my heart gets heavy.

  • Goldie1
    Goldie1 Member Posts: 264 Member
    Thank you for remembering

    It has been 7 months since Pat passed.  We would have celebrated our 32nd anniversary this month.  Wishing he was here for the holidays, he loved Christmas so much.  While he is greatly missed by me, our 2 children, his mother, and many brothers & sisters (he was 1 of 14 children) and too many nieces and nephews to count, we can always rely on each other to tell funny stories and reminisce of happier times. It has helped us to heal and cheers us when we are down.  

    Bless you all during this holiday season.  Wishing you strength and love,

    Ellen

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Goldie1 said:

    Thank you for remembering

    It has been 7 months since Pat passed.  We would have celebrated our 32nd anniversary this month.  Wishing he was here for the holidays, he loved Christmas so much.  While he is greatly missed by me, our 2 children, his mother, and many brothers & sisters (he was 1 of 14 children) and too many nieces and nephews to count, we can always rely on each other to tell funny stories and reminisce of happier times. It has helped us to heal and cheers us when we are down.  

    Bless you all during this holiday season.  Wishing you strength and love,

    Ellen

    Back at you, Ellen

    I wish you the strenght and love that you deserve at this time of the year. 

    Cyber hugs!

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Semira
    Semira Member Posts: 381 Member
    so so many :-(

    So sad to read all the names of our lost friends.

    But glad I was allowed to know them.

    Petra

  • fatbob2010
    fatbob2010 Member Posts: 467
    Too Many

    Thank you Sue...They will be remembered...Continuing to wish those departed and their families still with us great peace and healthy healing.

    P.S  Didn't realize we lost Pepe for some reason.  I feel as if there is more forgotten these days.

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member

    Too Many

    Thank you Sue...They will be remembered...Continuing to wish those departed and their families still with us great peace and healthy healing.

    P.S  Didn't realize we lost Pepe for some reason.  I feel as if there is more forgotten these days.

    Me too, Art

    I think there are quite a few who we never hear about as they pass and their loved ones really don't know how or at their time of grief, do not want to get on to the forum. It is sad. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • ketziah35
    ketziah35 Member Posts: 1,145
    LizzyDavis and KennyH-or did

    LizzyDavis and KennyH-or did they pass last year?

     

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    ketziah35 said:

    LizzyDavis and KennyH-or did

    LizzyDavis and KennyH-or did they pass last year?

     

    Hello Ketz

    I'm not familiar with either name.  Either way, we will remember these two people, as it really doesn't matter when they passed, the fact is, the were part of this forum, and therefore worthy of rememberance. 

    I found LizzyDavis, and sadly she passed away on August 25th, 2012.

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Trubrit said:

    Hello Ketz

    I'm not familiar with either name.  Either way, we will remember these two people, as it really doesn't matter when they passed, the fact is, the were part of this forum, and therefore worthy of rememberance. 

    I found LizzyDavis, and sadly she passed away on August 25th, 2012.

    Sue - Trubrit

    Previous Memorial Day lists

     

    2012 -

    http://csn.cancer.org/node/240734

     2013

    http://csn.cancer.org/node/259293

     

    2014 -

    http://csn.cancer.org/node/274492

     

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Thank you!

    I have been searching the forum for over an hour for the 2013 post. Thank you for linking.

    Sue - Trubrit

  • maglets
    maglets Member Posts: 2,576
    Trubrit said:

    Thank you!

    I have been searching the forum for over an hour for the 2013 post. Thank you for linking.

    Sue - Trubrit

    thank you

    thank you Sue.....when you have been around here for a long time....it just gets harder and harder to read these lists but I do appreciate seeing all those amazing people listed......

    thank you so much for keeping track.....it is hard to absorb that all these "Pepes" and "Johnnies" and all are gone....what a toll.....

    mags

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    Goldie1 said:

    Thank you for remembering

    It has been 7 months since Pat passed.  We would have celebrated our 32nd anniversary this month.  Wishing he was here for the holidays, he loved Christmas so much.  While he is greatly missed by me, our 2 children, his mother, and many brothers & sisters (he was 1 of 14 children) and too many nieces and nephews to count, we can always rely on each other to tell funny stories and reminisce of happier times. It has helped us to heal and cheers us when we are down.  

    Bless you all during this holiday season.  Wishing you strength and love,

    Ellen

    Hello Ellen

    Thank you for joining us again. It sounds as though you are surrounded by love, which has to be a big help. 32 years together is wonderful, but oh how it must leave a hole in your life.

    We're still here for you whenever you come to visit. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    maglets said:

    thank you

    thank you Sue.....when you have been around here for a long time....it just gets harder and harder to read these lists but I do appreciate seeing all those amazing people listed......

    thank you so much for keeping track.....it is hard to absorb that all these "Pepes" and "Johnnies" and all are gone....what a toll.....

    mags

    I'm so Afraid

    These people are so memorable but I'm afraid that the more we post about them the more that CSN will find out who they are and then take down their profile and wipe them clean from our board so I'm not wanting the ones that I've known that have passed to be acknowledged because I'll still go back and look at what they have been through.  Please reconsider posting deaths because CSN has a new approach to wiping everyone away with their profile the minute you list it.  I'm wanting to sometimes see their faces again and see what their treatment was.  Just a thought.  But I don't want to be taken from this board as to where one point was to another point in my story.  I'm a story - please let me keep me story.  I'll leave something behind here if I'm no longer posting and no one knows I've died but if they find out, I'm gone - that's sad.

    Kim

  • tanstaafl
    tanstaafl Member Posts: 1,300 Member

    I'm so Afraid

    These people are so memorable but I'm afraid that the more we post about them the more that CSN will find out who they are and then take down their profile and wipe them clean from our board so I'm not wanting the ones that I've known that have passed to be acknowledged because I'll still go back and look at what they have been through.  Please reconsider posting deaths because CSN has a new approach to wiping everyone away with their profile the minute you list it.  I'm wanting to sometimes see their faces again and see what their treatment was.  Just a thought.  But I don't want to be taken from this board as to where one point was to another point in my story.  I'm a story - please let me keep me story.  I'll leave something behind here if I'm no longer posting and no one knows I've died but if they find out, I'm gone - that's sad.

    Kim

    permanence

    Wiping the bios is worse than vandals in the cemetery.   I do agree with Kim about missing old friends, and the prospect of being "disappeared".  I dislike the prospect us of going dark about our stories near the end just to avoid bio erasure.

    I am kind of thinking that we need a reasonably stable offsite board to post our bios to, and then archive them permanently elsewhere (ahem).

    Not posting deaths is a serious reduction in benefit to all, and will ultimately drive many elsewhere, off CSN.  Biographies are an important way we can see beyond the limitations of local and current (outdated) practices, and to be aware of misunderstood or unspoken problems as well as being with our friends.     

    sign me up on, The Committee for Permanent Bios

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member

    I'm so Afraid

    These people are so memorable but I'm afraid that the more we post about them the more that CSN will find out who they are and then take down their profile and wipe them clean from our board so I'm not wanting the ones that I've known that have passed to be acknowledged because I'll still go back and look at what they have been through.  Please reconsider posting deaths because CSN has a new approach to wiping everyone away with their profile the minute you list it.  I'm wanting to sometimes see their faces again and see what their treatment was.  Just a thought.  But I don't want to be taken from this board as to where one point was to another point in my story.  I'm a story - please let me keep me story.  I'll leave something behind here if I'm no longer posting and no one knows I've died but if they find out, I'm gone - that's sad.

    Kim

    Not knowing is worse

    Being left in the dark about those who have passed is worse for me than seeing their profile page diasappear. I have noticed that their posts and avatars are still repsent, and if we go back and read some old post, we can still feel their spirit and learn from their words. 

    I do think their profiles should remain, but also see how the site needs to protect them from being hijacked. 

    Its a hard call, but we do need to konw when our friends have move on from this world. 

    Sue - Trubrit

  • Trapbear
    Trapbear Member Posts: 108
    Trubrit said:

    Not knowing is worse

    Being left in the dark about those who have passed is worse for me than seeing their profile page diasappear. I have noticed that their posts and avatars are still repsent, and if we go back and read some old post, we can still feel their spirit and learn from their words. 

    I do think their profiles should remain, but also see how the site needs to protect them from being hijacked. 

    Its a hard call, but we do need to konw when our friends have move on from this world. 

    Sue - Trubrit

    Thank you for remembering my

    Thank you for remembering my sweet husband Christopher and all the others. I have lost so many over the years on this site. So sad but I am so thankful for all the support we all have received through this site

    Love to all dealing with this horrible disease,

    Bill