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Old 02-22-2017, 06:44 AM
 
Location: delaware
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Very sad to hear of her passing. She was an articulate, intelligent person, always displaying a common sense approach to life- a very bright light. We had several direct messages back and forth over the years, and came to address each other by our first names.


Heartfelt sympathy to her family- husband, children, grandchildren, siblings. It sounds as if the time between diagnosis and her death was a matter of months. I experienced a similar timeframe with the death of my husband almost fifteen years ago; it is very difficult to process in a brief time. I would say that being gentle with oneself can be helpful in trying to find a path forward.


Peace, comfort , and healing...


Catsy

 
Old 02-22-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
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I am so glad that a City-Data buddy on here contacted me. I have been MIA - making another move...too long to go into.

NewEnglandGirl, as I knew her before she changed her name here, was always a very articulate and frequent contributor. I know that she was young (I think younger than me), and I am sorry to hear of her early passing. She was also very healthy about her food choices, so this is a good warning to all of us to check ourselves!

My condolences go out to her entire family. I am glad that she and her husband were back again, and she had the support of so many people. And she did find her place - still in New England, and with her family.

To her family: I know that she will be watching over you and sharing your experiences. Talk to her to let her know that you know she is nearby. She is a part of your family, just not as visible as before.

Sending her love, prayers and a good transition to "The Other Side and I hope that she is now well and lively.

Wisteria
 
Old 02-22-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Thank you, Escort Rider and In_NewEngland, for solving this mystery. Even though she changed her name to RiverBird, she was always NewEnglandGirl in my mind. Her posts in this forum were intelligent and informative. My condolences go out to her husband and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
 
Old 02-22-2017, 09:11 PM
 
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I am hoping someone in her family consolidates and saves some of our friend's posts so that as her grandchildren go through life, they can take with them both a strong sense of what a wonderful woman their grandmother was, and the certain knowledge of how large and all encompassing was her love for them.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I am hoping someone in her family consolidates and saves some of our friend's posts so that as her grandchildren go through life, they can take with them both a strong sense of what a wonderful woman their grandmother was, and the certain knowledge of how large and all encompassing was her love for them.
I think someone will and I hope they do. Today Riverbird's status was changed to Eternal Member.

If there are no more comments, I'll see about sending this thread to her husband soon.
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Old 02-23-2017, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I think someone will and I hope they do. Today Riverbird's status was changed to Eternal Member.

If there are no more comments, I'll see about sending this thread to her husband soon.
Very appropriate given her obvious fondness for this forum. Thank you for all your hard work on her behalf.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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It is always sad when we lose someone who is both kind and intelligent. She will be missed. Condolences.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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Smile One more thing -

Often, on this forum and others, I will read posts and they will help tremendously even though I might not be going through that situation at the time. It's something I remember.

RiverBird did so much with her words and thoughts beyond what you even know - we can all learn from each other and I know I did.

She is already missed greatly.

Thoughts and prayers to her family.
 
Old 02-23-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Idaho
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Mr. RiverBird, I am truly sorry for your loss. You can take a small measure in knowing that Mrs. RiverBird enriched the lives of many, many people here on City-Data. She will be greatly missed. We stand with you and your family in this sad time. We are mourning also.


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Old 02-23-2017, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I couldn't help myself so I just did a quick look at her recent post history. Here last few posts were a month ago and of course offering advice. Here third to last was advice for me. Such a sad time.
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