Friday, 8 July 2011

Kim you will be missed

The last few days I have been thinking about a pen pal of mine Kim, this woman was my parents next door neighbour for many years and after they moved to Queensland we have kept in touch and my parents have even gone to Queensland to visit them on a couple of occasions.

Around a year ago she told us that she was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and they only gave a about a year to live, this was terrible news for all of us who know her as she is was a wonderful caring woman with a big heart.

She never ever forgot anyone’s birthday and would always ask how my girls were doing a long with my grandchildren.

Last night my sister rang me to tell me that she had passed away yesterday afternoon. Even though we all knew it was coming it still was a bit of a shock. Most of my family would love to be able to go to her funeral but since as I said they live in Queensland and we live in New South Wales it may not be possible to get there.


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  2. My condolences Jo. I am very sorry.

  3. I am sorry to hear your sad news, Jo-Anne. I know Kim will continue to live through your memories of happy times shared.

  4. Sorry for your sad loss. Sending you hugs

  5. may her spirit be close to God's hand. my prayers go out to her family and friends. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  6. Sad news and I am sure that if you do not manage to attend the funeral in person you will still be present in spirit.

  7. Jo-Anne - I am so sorry to hear that Kim has passed away. I pray that she is at peace now, with no more suffering. I agree with LindyLouMac in Italy - if you are unable to get to the funeral because of the distance involved, I know that you will be there for her in spirit, and she will know that. Sending you hugs my friend.

  8. Hi Jo-Anne,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. You are right even though you know it is going to happen it does not make it any easier.
    Even if you can't be there at the funeral, your thoughts will still be with your friend regardless, and of course we always hold dear to us the memories of these special people they are never forgotten.

  9. Oh I'm sorry Jo-Anne. That is so sad. She sounded like a lovely person. My thoughts go out to your family and hers.

  10. Hey Skippy

    First thing I noticed here is that you deleted a comment how do I know it was you because I have comments emailed to me and both comments were emailed to thank you for your condolences.

    Hi Desiree

    Yes she will continue to live in our memories.

    Hi Mynx

    Thanks for the hugs

    Hi Tim

    Thank you so much for the kind words and including us in your prayers.

    Hi Yevisha

    Thanks for dropping by

    Hi LindyLou

    Yes we will be there in spirt.

    Hi Thisisme

    I do belive she is in a better place now and yes I also agree with LindyLou we will be there in spirt at least.

    Hi Mags

    I feel most for her family she has such young grandchildren who will miss out on getting to know their nanna.

    Hi Barb

    Yes she was truely a nice woman with the biggest heart.

  11. Hi Becca

    You must have left your comment as I was writting my replies. Thanks for dropping by and you hugs.

  12. I deleted the first comment because it had so many misspellings. Sorry about - don't be concerned, stuff happens. I was right there afterwards.

    [I have a hard time on my husband's keyboard and truly screwed up my condolences with misspellings.]

  13. I'm so sorry to read this and indeed its hard to get to the funeral on time :(. My thoughts are with you... a huge hug!


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