Monday, 5 May 2014

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This post was going to be about bluebells. About the floating market we have moored up outside the back gate this weekend. About all sorts of nonsense I have going on in my craft basket. But instead it's something that has stopped me in my tracks.

After a long battle with cancer a dear colleague passed away yesterday afternoon. She was only two years older than myself and had daughters of a similar age. I don't wish to say much more other than it has made me stop and appreciate how fortunate I am.

This post is for Tracy.



Jane
xxx

30 comments :

  1. Oh Jane, I'm so sorry to hear about your colleague and friend. Cancer is a beast and has stolen so many beautiful loved ones, both young and old, and it's never an easy thing to see them go. An untimely death always makes us stop and appreciate even the littlest things though. Take care, Wendy xox

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  2. Thinking of you Jane and your friend's family - very sad news. Take care and remember all the happy moments you shared
    Caz xx

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  3. So sorry to hear this Jane, yes bastard cancer has that effect on you. One of my colleagues passed away away in April after a very brief battle with it...only 59 and ten days ago I lost an elderly friend, who lingered on in the most terrible way. Also my mum has been gone three years tomorrow, so that ******* disease is on my mind more than usual. All we can do is remember them and the good times, talk about them and keep them in our hearts, remember how fortunate we are and live our lives.

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  4. Lovely Jane words are so inadequate as such a time - I am so sorry to hear your sad news dear and have said a prayer for her. Take care Jane we are all with you in spirit. Big hugs to you.
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. As Dorothy has said, all words are inadequate, yet somehow we feel the need to say something - to offer that emotional support- to just 'be with you' at this very sad time. With sincere good wishes, Lynnexxx

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  6. So sad, and what a picture of perfection in that tribute photo for your friend.

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  7. So sorry. Thinking of you and the family of your friend.

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  8. So sorry - may you, and Tracy's family and friends feel surrounded with love and peace right now, and may happy memories be a comfort.

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  9. I am so sorry to read this Jane. Work colleagues feel like family and my heart goes out to you and your colleagues at this hard time. xx

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  10. I'm so sorry, Jane. Thinking of all of you.

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear this Jane. Thinking of you...x

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  12. So sorry for you at this sad time ... thinking of you and your friends family ... Bee xx

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  13. So sorry to hear. Life is sweet, and her friends and family will need you to remind them of that. Thinking of you x

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  14. Thinking of Tracy and her family.

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  15. I am so sorry and sad to hear this Jane. I am sure that Tracy will go in your heart and memories and in the life and love of her family. Thinking of you and Tracy's family. xx

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  16. So sorry to hear of your loss.

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  17. So sorry, Jane. Sometimes life does stop you in your tracks. Think of the happy times.
    Jacqui xx

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  18. Life is sometimes cruel and sad. I am so sorry to hear your loss.X

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  19. I am sorry to read this, Jane, give your family a big hug and be grateful for the love and the time we have. Wishing comfort for your friend's family. Chrissie x

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  20. Thinking of you Jane..the loss of your friend is very sad, her poor family must be hurting so much
    Bless you
    Thea x

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  21. Jane, I send my condolences to you and to the family of your friend. Yes, I know what it is to suddenly lose someone whom you'd thought would share future years with you. Now I know that I have been fortunate to have shared those golden past years. They are part of my life.

    Love to you. xo

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  22. So shocking and my deepest sympathy to you Jane. Sending lots of love xxx

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  23. Sending you hugs & love as you go through this sad time. xx

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  24. So sorry to hear of the loss of your friend.It certainly does make you think.x

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  25. I am so sorry for your loss. We should all stop and smell the flowers. XOXO

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  26. Such sad news. It really does make you think and puts my insignificant worries (about not having a job) into perspective.

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  27. Heartfelt thoughts to you
    My eldest sister has breast cancer - she is determined to squeeze every last drop out of life and I try to do the same.

    Take good care
    Jenny

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