GA 7/1 Our beloved Lucy has joined Squallie

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  1. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    Dearest Friends

    This is a post I never hoped to make but Lucy’s son, Andrew, messaged me this morning that Lucy has passed away and asked that I let you all know.

    She evidently developed an infection and went into atrial fibrillation. All efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. In addition to her most beloved Squallie, she joins her husband and mother. I know she and the boys were all so very thankful for all the prayers and the boys read your posts to her.

    I have asked Andrew if he can let me know, when he’s able, of a charity so that any who wish to donate to in her memory can do so. I will keep you posted on that.

    And, as before, if you wish to send a card to her boys, Andrew and James, please send me a PM and I’ll send their address.

    Lastly, Andrew believes that she might have made arrangements for her Bengals but, if she hasn’t, I hope we can all pull together and help them find a home where they can go together unless the boys are able to keep them. I’ll also keep you posted on that.

    Fly free, sweet Lucy......we will miss your sweet grace, your incredible kindness, your gentle spirit.

    ETA: The boys have asked that for anyone who wishes to make a memorial donation in Lucy’s name, they believe she would prefer it be made to DCIN.
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  2. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2016
    Thank you Marje, for your graceful note. I know it was hard to write.
    My condolences to her sons and to her extended family here. She is loved by so many. And that love will carry her.

    When vines turn to tears …
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  3. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

    Feb 28, 2012
    NOOOOO! :( So not the post I wanted to see. We all loved you Lucy angel. You were an amazing woman and a huge asset to this board.

    Andrew and James, I am so sorry for your loss. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Thanks Marje for your strength to write the post and keep us updated.
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  4. Tracey&Jones (GA)

    Tracey&Jones (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2016
    My heart is broken to read this.

    She was an amazing mom to Squallie and a huge bright light on this board.

    Andrew and James - I am so sorry on the loss of your mom.

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  5. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2017
    So sorry to read this sad news - please forward my sympathies to the family cat_wings>o
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  6. Mandy & Rex

    Mandy & Rex Well-Known Member

    Mar 22, 2017
    Definitely not the post I expected to see. :(

    Lucy was a great presence on this board. We will all miss her. :bighug:
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  7. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    I’m so very sorry to read this:(
    Andrew and James I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing person. She will be sorely missed:bighug::bighug:

    Fly Free Sweet Lucy, We all love you:rb_icon:
  8. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    We have had a handful of our Lantus family members join our kitties at the Bridge. It's always a sad moment when this happens. In may heart, I get some respite knowing that there are good people there who will see to Gabby and our other L&LL kitties and make sure bellies and ears are scratched and there's someone to cuddle with.

    Safe passage Lucy. You are missed.

  9. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

    Aug 9, 2015
    Dear Andrew and James - Your Mom was very special and she had a lot of people around the world who loved her very much. We join you in mourning this truly wonderful, loving woman. I am so very sorry for your loss.
  10. jayla-n-Drevon

    jayla-n-Drevon Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2015
    Lucy is 1 of the most kind hearted people I had ever had the pleasure of knowing, she had her senior boy Squallie and she always checked on the boys and me even when she wasn't feeling well. Although we had never met we text often and I am so and a better person for having known Lucy. When I lost my shop cat she took a picture I had sent her of my Swampy and she had it made into a beautiful framed picture that she sent me-I was speechless.
    She will be greatly missed and never forgotten with endless tears. Squallie no doubt has greeted her at the Bridge:rb_icon:cat_wings>o
  11. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2015
    Oh no!!! This is so very sad to be reading! My heart aches for her sons , both of which she adored. Lucy, was a very kind and generous person. She taught me how to do some tech stuff here on the board. We had a history together on the ProZinc forum and got to know each other through some PM’s. She was a very positive person and helped so many here.

    RIP Dear Lucy. You will be greeted by many who love on the other side.

    ETA: I just realized that Lucy wasn’t in the ProZinc forum. It was here we got aquatinted.

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    Reason for edit: ETA
  12. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2012
    I'm so sorry to read this. Lucy was a special lady. Sending prayers for her family.
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  13. MrWorfMen's Mom

    MrWorfMen's Mom Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2015
    Andrew and James,

    My deepest condolences on the passing of your Mom. She was a shining light here who touched many hearts. Her presence will be greatly missed.
    Rest in peace Lucy.cat_wings>o
  14. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2013
    So sorry to hear of Lucy's passing. She was such a very special woman who always had time to listen and help another.

    Her loss will be deeply felt by all of us.

    I can only imagine how happy she is to be reunited with her dear Squallie and I know she'll watch over all our GA's too.

    My deepest condolences to Andrew, James and all who loved her :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  15. Doug N Libby

    Doug N Libby Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    So sorry to hear :(. Prayers for Andrew, James, and all of her family and friends :bighug:
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  16. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2016
    My heart dropped when I saw Chris' post on FaceBook about sweet Lucy! I am in tears! Dear Andrew and James and her family, your mother was dearly loved by so many people that she had never met personally! She always had a kind word for everyone! I know Squallie jumped straight into her arms the minute she arrived in heaven! Prayers for all of you as you mourn your sweet mother!
  17. Natalia & Enana

    Natalia & Enana Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2011
    Oh Lucy, your kindness and patience will be missed. My condolences to all that loved and cared for her. ️
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  18. Diane Tyler's Mom

    Diane Tyler's Mom Well-Known Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    My condolences go out to her son's , family and friends. I never knew Lucy but from everyone's posts I can tell she was truly loved by all of you
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  19. Susan&Felix

    Susan&Felix Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    Lines from Squallie's signature express a lot about Lucy:
    "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." Walt Whitman. ... Today I pray for health for all who are ill, peace for all who suffer, and strength for all facing difficult decisions.

    I once commented to her that I like Walt Whitman too, and she replied,
    It hurts to know she has gone ahead, but Lucy brought a lot of love into this world, and that love is still here.
  20. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    Soar high with your loved ones again sweet Lucy....
  21. Elizabeth and Bertie

    Elizabeth and Bertie Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2010 Dear sweet Lucy... Such sad news about a truly lovely human being.... Can't seem to find the words.... :(:(:(
  22. CassAndGordy

    CassAndGordy Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2016
    Many condolences to Lucy's sons. Your mom was amazing and I am sure you know that. We will deeply miss her presence here. :(

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  23. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
    I’m so sad that Lucy is gone. My condolences to her family. Rest In Peace with your Squallie.
  24. Crista & Ming

    Crista & Ming Well-Known Member

    Jun 10, 2018
    I am so sorry to hear about Lucy. Sending love to her family and kitties. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
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  25. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

    May 23, 2014
    I'm so sorry to hear this about Lucy. My condolences to her family. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
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  26. LizzieInTexas

    LizzieInTexas Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2016
    I am so saddened by this news. Even though we nevr met in person Lucy's kindness and love for her kitties and human beans shined through in her posts here and her care for her Squallie.

  27. Bellasmom

    Bellasmom Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2018
    Andrew and James, tears just flowed when I saw this, she was so loved and always kind, my heart goes out to you all and your family, Rest In Peace sweet Lucy with your loved ones and Squallie:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
  28. Chubba (GA)

    Chubba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2017
    Not the post I wanted to see when I clicked on the board tonight. So sad ... praying for her family and friends during this difficult time.
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  29. Krystina & Nelli

    Krystina & Nelli Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2018
    I am almost speechless other than to say... Squallie was one of the first kitties I started following when i joined this board. I was taken away by Lucy's wonderful signature - a Walt Whitman quote. I thought to myself, this is a really cool person that I would like to meet.
  30. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

    Jun 8, 2016
    What terribly sad news. Her legacy on this board will go on as she helped so many of us over the years. Rip
  31. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2010
    Dear Andrew and James, We send you our deepest sympathy. Lucy will be missed by so many. She was a wonderful woman, so kind and so compassionate. Squallie and all of our GAs will be at the Bridge to welcome her tonight.
    Fly free and land softly, dear Lucy. :rb_icon: We will look to the heavens to see your bright star tonight.

    Thank you, Marje, for letting us know that Lucy is at peace.
  32. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    I've been trying for a while to post here, but I start crying and can't see the screen. I'm going to give it another whirl.

    Lucy was one of my favorite people to talk to on the Board. Her tales of the exploits of her Bengals, especially Squallie and the irrepressible civvie, Khoji, were such fun to read. We had several exchanges in PMs about them, among other things. She was a dear person who loved her babies, both two- and four-legged, fiercely. I will miss her very much, but I am greatly comforted to know that she is back with her husband, mother, and of course, her beloved Squallie again.

    Andrew and James, you have my deepest sympathies for your loss. I hope the posts you read here give you some peace. Your mom has been in my prayers since she became ill, and she, and you, will continue to be. My condolences, also, to her precious kitties. I hope you will all take comfort in each other. :bighug:

    Fly free, Lucy, and land softly.
  33. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2018
    So sad to read this. Lucy will be very missed here. She was so kind and helpful to so many of us. I loved to read her Squallie stories.

    James and Andrew, you will be in my prayers. I know how difficult it is to lose a wonderful mother.
  34. PussCatPrince - GA

    PussCatPrince - GA Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2017
    Ah Lucy. Gone so very far away but still & always in the reaches of our hearts.

    My heartfelt condolences to Andrew and James. Your Mum is gone far too soon. Hard days ahead so sending you both a hug from all across the miles.
    Your Mum was & remains a smashing person to know. I'd love to have met her and spend hours upon hours chatting away about birdies and pusscats.

    Squallie-bear, my stripey man. You look after Lucy now please & I'll let you borrow that piece of me that is forever Ty to help if needs be. There can never be too many invisible mice to make her smile.

    Luce. I was already missing you.

  35. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Fly free dear Lucy, and land softly at the Bridge. Your mother and husband await you with Squallie as well. Rest in Peace.
  36. Olive & Paula

    Olive & Paula Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2015
    I was just out looking at the stars and there was a particularly bright one. Then I see this and know it was Squallie and Lucy together again.

    Andrew and James I'm so very sorry for your loss. She has helped me over the years with her wisdom and wit.

    She will be missed immensely.
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  37. Debra and Yoyo

    Debra and Yoyo Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2018
    So sorry to learn of your loss; may your memories comfort you in this time of need. I didn't know your Mom, but from all the kind words and love spoken here, you had a wonderful Mother that you will always be so proud to have called "Mom":bighug:
  38. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

    Feb 21, 2015
    I am so sad and sorry to read this news of Lucy's passing. Such a lovely person and a wonderful friend to so many here.
    My heartfelt condolences to Andrew and James on the loss of your dear mother.
    Fly free dear Lucy and rest in peacecat_wings>o
  39. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

    Oct 27, 2015
    I am so sad to hear of Lucy's passing, a wonderful, kind and loving woman, her absence from the board will be deeply felt. Thank you for letting us all know Marje, I know how difficult it will have been to write this post.

    My condolences to Andrew and James and all of her family, I am deeply sorry for your loss.

    Dear Lucy, we know that you will be giving all of our GA's tickles and scritches at the bridge, till we all meet again one day my friend.
  40. Dyana

    Dyana Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Andrew and James, I am so sorry for your loss.
    Lucy, rest in peace. I know you are with your GAs now and happy filled with love.
    You will be deeply missed. Thank you, for being a part of our FDMB family :bighug:
  41. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

    Dec 28, 2009
    Andrew & James --

    We have a tradition here. On Halloween, we remember those in this wonderful community who have made their journey to the Rainbow Bridge. Lucy will be among those remembered. I hope it will ease your hearts to know she will not be forgotten.
  42. Veronica & Babu-chiri

    Veronica & Babu-chiri Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2016
    This are terrible news, thank you Marge for letting us know we will miss Lucy a lot please give her family my condolences
  43. Pamela & Amethyst

    Pamela & Amethyst Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    So sorry!!:bighug::bighug:cat_wings>o It is devastating to lose your Mom. Please send my sympathies to her family
  44. suki & crystal (GA)

    suki & crystal (GA) Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2014
    Thank you Marje for passing on this very sad new, it can't have been an easy task. My deepest condolences to Lucy's sons Andrew and James on their loss. Fly free Lucy, you will be greatly missed but at peace now with your beloved husband, mum and Squallie :rb_icon:
  45. Osha

    Osha Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    Andrew and James, I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful woman and taken way too soon. We will all miss her on FDMB. Sending lots of prayers. I know Lucy is being visited by all of our GA kitties. Squallie is certainly giving her lots of head nudges and purrs. :rb_icon:cat_wings>o
  46. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2017
    Andrew and James, my heart is aching for the pain you are experiencing right now. I was just thinking just the other day how much I missed Lucy on the board, and to know now that we won't get to "hear" her again hurts. She was a truly fantastic woman and will be missed immensely. Sending love and hugs to Andrew, James, and the rest of Lucy's family. Fly free dear Lucy. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
  47. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

    Apr 3, 2018
    Thank you Marje, for posting and letting us know. Andrew and James, my deepest sympathies to you, family and friends of such a wonderful lady. There is a hole in the world, but there is also a new star in the heavens. I took a minute last night out on the porch on a warm summer's night and whispered my goodbye to sweet Lucy. Our tears join yours, but wasn't it wonderful that she shared her life with so many? What an incredible gift and how fortunate we all have been. :bighug:
  48. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

    May 30, 2010
    We were so blessed to have Lucy in our lives. She touched ew h if us who knew her and made our lives richer.
  49. Bronx's dad (GA)

    Bronx's dad (GA) Well-Known Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    My deepest condolences to Andrew & James.

    Lucy was a very special person who touched so many hearts here, her spirit will be with us forever.
  50. Gussie's mom (GA)

    Gussie's mom (GA) Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2016
    Dear Marje,
    Sina alerted me to this sad broke my heart into pieces. I know it must have broken yours and so many, many others who Lucy supported, touched, comforted, encouraged..and so much more that those with huge hearts, and compassion that never ends do for those whose paths they cross in life.

    Lucy was one of those special people. Lucy was always there to exuberantly share and celebrate the joys of this roller coaster ride and to gently mourn and comfort through the dips and pitfalls, comforting as only she could, reaching out and standing by and with, even though each heartache hurt her own heart terribly. Lucy was always there for us. Lucy was a true and steadfast friend even though we had never met in person,

    I struggle to write adequate words to express my condolences to her family, there simply aren’t any that seem adequate.

    I have been spending time thinking of how to try, and I keep coming back to something the Hawaiian priest said during my nephews wedding ceremony. He said that according to their beliefs, we leave a piece of our essence and love in each thing that moves through our hands as we go through life. We leave love that carries forward with the object as it moves along..I have been thinking of Lucy and I believe the same can be said of her. She touched each of us, and through that in our hearts we carry forward a piece of that essence of who she was..that good...we carry forward with us a piece of that loving, caring, amazing, compassionate woman Lucy was..I know I will remember and honor that piece with gratitude..

    I know you flew brilliantly Lucy, and have zero doubt you landed softly and in a beautiful land....give Squallie a scritch for me and if perchance Gussie drops by, give him a gentle one too.
  51. HWright

    HWright Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2016
    (((Marge))), thank you.❤️

    Lucy left us and this world all too soon. Since learning of her passing on Monday, I have tried to write, but words come slowly, between the tears and multitudes of memories, both joyful and in the midst of crisis.

    (((Andrew and James))), Thank you for your mom and for thinking of us all here. May the coming days be gentle for you both and that knowing how much your mom was loved brings comfort and strength. ❤️

    Despite Lucy’s own worries and challenges, she always brought, had the most gentle touch in each moment, kindness of caring, lightness of spirit, to each of us in our times of joy and times of being lost, in the midst of loss or its imminence, that helped us to get through that moment, that crisis, that loss, whether hers or ours...together.

    (((Lucy))) This world was a better place because of you. As much as I mourn that you are no longer here in this realm, I find much comfort in knowing that your white light of being shines bigger and brighter than ever, that you have been welcomed with open arms and paws along the way and across the Bridge by one and all, and that you are showering all the GA’s with the love and care that you’ve shared with us and them in this life.

    Fly high, dear friend, land softly and please give all of our GA’s tons of hugs, head butts and scritches for us ❤️❤️❤️.

    With love ❤️ and hugs,
    Sina and Sootie’s Tribe of the here and now and of the Spirit.

  52. jt and trouble (GA)

    jt and trouble (GA) Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    OMG I didnt know..sobbing omg.
  53. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2018
    This is so very sad. My deepest condolences to Lucy's family and many friends. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

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