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My sister in gone to heaven now

August 23rd, 2006, 07:06 PM
:pray: My sister passed away last night. She finally succumbed to a 2 year battle with Pancreas cancer. She was 57 years old. She leaves behind four grown children, her husband, and two grand children still on the way.

I dont want to go to work tommorow and dont even have the number to call. I just told them she was sick today, and are okay if I take some days off. I am going to try to make it through the week and then take some time of for the service - if I can hold it together. Right now I feel like anything could set me off.

My was sister was a great lady - she loved animals too - her dog Eddie who is now 13 - was diagnosed with a cancer in his leg probably five years ago or so - I remember my sis bringing him to Vancouver to see a specialist in tears -anyways Eddie somehow got better and still has all his legs. He is now 13 years and most likely was with my sister when she passed to the other side.

Goodbye big sister - I will miss you - you are free of your pain now and can be whole again up in heaven.:pray:

August 23rd, 2006, 07:11 PM
I am so sorry. Your family is in my prayers.

August 23rd, 2006, 07:13 PM
JECM,I'm so sorry :grouphug: if you can take some time off from work,just do it.Take some time for you.Your sister was an amazing woman,fighting cancer for 2 years,it must be so hard.Blessings to your family. :candle:

August 23rd, 2006, 07:15 PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

August 23rd, 2006, 07:15 PM
I am so sorry for your loss, I really glad as I'm sure you are that she is now at peace and no longer in any pain.:grouphug: I'm sure your work will understand if you need some time off, and take as much time as you need, this is going to be a very long, slow process of healing, take comfort in your family and friends and of course Joey:grouphug: peace by with your sister and also with you

Rick C
August 23rd, 2006, 07:17 PM
That's way too young. . . . . sorry to hear of your loss.

Rick C

August 23rd, 2006, 07:22 PM
JECM, I'm so sorry to hear the news. Your sister sounded like an amazing woman and at least she is no longer in pain. Take the time to grieve and I'm sure you will treasure the many fond memories. :grouphug: :candle:

August 23rd, 2006, 07:47 PM
I'm so sorry. She's in a better place. I was going to ask if someone was pregnant in your family. Just months before I gave birth, there was a death in the family. I was told by a wondeful lady that the person that just passed, will pass her soul on to the new born baby. I chose to believe it because my grnadmother, uncle, and cousin are all back in my family...
You'll be in my thoughts.

August 23rd, 2006, 07:56 PM
My deepest sympathies, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family:candle:

August 23rd, 2006, 07:59 PM
JECM, my condoleances for your loss... :candle: for your sister, who is in pain no more. family is the most important thing we have in this world, i :fingerscr you won't have any trouble taking the time off work that you need to grieve your beloved sister. (( virtual hug )) for you... i am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug:

August 23rd, 2006, 07:59 PM
Yes both her daugther are pregnant right now. One is due in beginning of Oct and the other is due in January. Her daughters will have to share her soul. :angel: :angel: one half for you and the other half for you.

August 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. :grouphug: :grouphug:

August 23rd, 2006, 08:20 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss JECM, you and your family are in my thoughts :grouphug:

jesse's mommy
August 23rd, 2006, 08:31 PM
JECM, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. :grouphug:

August 23rd, 2006, 08:44 PM
I am really, really sorry JECM.

August 23rd, 2006, 08:47 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

August 23rd, 2006, 09:42 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss ! That's a terrible thing to have to deal with. And she was so young. I'm glad her girls have one another to get them through. I'm sure it will be hard for them not to have their mom around when their babies are born.

Such a sad thing ! My prayers are with you !! :candle:

August 24th, 2006, 12:44 AM
My deepest condolences. Always remember the good times. My heart goes out to you. :grouphug: :grouphug:

mama samoan
August 24th, 2006, 10:07 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss.

August 24th, 2006, 10:27 AM
I am so sorry for you. Cancer is truly evil. My thoughts are with you.:grouphug:

August 24th, 2006, 10:38 AM
Thanks so much everyone - Can you believe I actually went in too work today. When I told them I immediately started to shake and cry. They insisted I go home and wouldnt let me drive. So a nice co-worker drove me home today. So I am taking today and tommorow off. Then taking some time off for the funeral which isnt until Sept.

Golden Girls
August 24th, 2006, 10:38 AM
I am very sorry for your lost. My prayers are with you and your family :candle:

August 24th, 2006, 10:49 AM
I am very sorry. My dad died of the same thing, years ago, they don't seem to have made much progress on it since.
Take your time healing and don't let anyone tell you to 'get over it' (someone will). This is your journey, no-one else's.

August 24th, 2006, 11:07 AM
JECM, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you can find peace and solace:pray: :grouphug:

August 24th, 2006, 11:20 AM
:sorry: Cancer is such a b**ch. I lost my mom to cancer a few years ago as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you. :pray:

Dog Dancer
August 24th, 2006, 12:43 PM
JECM so very sorry to hear of your loss.:sad: You and your family and that of your sister are in my heart and prayers. Yes cancer is a terrible thing that steals too many of our loved ones. Stay strong and cherish your memories.:grouphug:

August 24th, 2006, 03:05 PM
My deepest sympathies to you on the sad loss of your dearest sister, Jecm.:candle: What a heartbreak for you all.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please take gentle care of yourself at this most difficult time, and allow yourself all the time you need to grieve.
God bless you all.:grouphug:

August 24th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Thank you everyone - sorry for not thanking you all individually I just to want to miss anyone - thank you for thinking our family at this time. My sister is in a happier place now - no more cancer - no more pain - only happy memories to continue to live by.

Here is a few excerpts from her memorial.

"I think she had a special interest in people in general. I think she found people and life fascinating. She definitely found younger adults fascinating and she enjoyed helping them, easing their transition into Canada or showing them what Canada was all about," Fraser said.

this is from her second oldest son - her oldest kids are twin boys and she was always going to see there band play, as well as her daughters bluegrass band - she didnt let her chemo treatments stop her from going out and supporting her kids - and others as you can see.

May Lou-Poy had known Annabeth for many years, meeting with two other friends regularly in what the foursome called "the muffin group."
"We met at a place called the Muffin Break and we talked about our families," Lou-Poy recalled. "She was a very kind, caring and generous friend."Lou-Poy said she and another member of the group saw Annabeth for the last time over lunch five weeks ago. "She gave us each a dozen roses."

August 24th, 2006, 03:36 PM
I know no words will do any good. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll say a prayer for your family.

August 24th, 2006, 03:43 PM
JECM,I am at loss for words,just want to say how sorry I am,your sister must have been a very special person,taken much to young:pray:

August 24th, 2006, 08:20 PM
I'm really sorry, *hugs*

You can feel the love you had for her through your words.

August 25th, 2006, 12:13 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss...My heart goes out to you and your family..:candle:


August 25th, 2006, 12:13 AM
More hugs for today. :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:
I hope you are doing ok... :grouphug:

August 25th, 2006, 12:21 AM
:sorry: My deepest sympathies for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Your sisters sounds like a remarkable woman. :angel:

August 25th, 2006, 12:44 AM
I am doing okay - work has been very supportive too which is good. It is hard seeing someone be taken by cancer - or any other illness - especially when not long ago I remember dancing up a storm with my other four sisters and her daughters wedding just two years ago.

Her favorite drink was a Crantini - she used to always walk around with a tray of Crantinis they she had made at family gatherings, they were gone pretty fast too :D - my first drink to remember her by will be a Crantini - hope that doesnt sound too hokey. :D

August 25th, 2006, 01:02 AM
I wish I could give you a real :grouphug: right now! It's sad she wasn't able to see her grandbabies born, but she knew they were coming and I'm sure it gave her peace to know they'll help her daughters through their grief by life continuing on. Please, allow yourself time to grieve. I found that the hardest is telling someone. But, once past the initial telling, it's easier to share experiences and memories. I'm glad you and your sister had the opportunity to say your good-byes to each other. She was an animal lover and she's finally with her pets that have been waiting at the bridge for her. Think how wonderful that must be.

August 25th, 2006, 01:32 AM
:sorry: I'm glad you got the chance to say goodbye to her, though. :grouphug: Be kind to yourself for the next little while (and enjoy your Crantini :) ).

August 25th, 2006, 08:26 PM
I am sorry for your loss JECM. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.:grouphug: