Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sad news today.

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in.

Sad news today.
I received a message this morning from her husband Eric, 
that our dear friend Susan Frith passed away peacefully at home last week, after a long hard battle with cancer. 
I had noticed that she hadn’t been on the blog for a little while, 
and then dear Brenda flagged it up to me too.
Now I know why. 

I remember the first time I met Susan at Ally Pally as if it were yesterday. A petite woman with a huge smile.
She was ill, that was very clear.
She had no hair, and I remember her being very pale.
You could see she had mustered all the strength she had, to come there. In fact, she told me it would wipe her out for a week, but she didn’t care. It was worth it.
Yes, I remember her so well. 
She was open about her illness, and told me that she didn’t have long to live, but that she was so excited about her crafting and she loved loved loved Clarity and the TVshows. 

So I suggested she join us here on the blog.
Many of you will remember. I know Brenda will, because I asked Brenda to look out for her and give her a warm welcome. 
Which of course she did.  
Susan was always gracious and positive, 
always kind, never complained. 
What courage, what acceptance. 

She died at home in her sleep, which is as she wanted it. 
I do hope she bumps into lovely Jayne Nestorenko!
They will literally be a match made in heaven!

I have borrowed a picture of Susan and Eric.
We forge real and invaluable friendships here in Blogland, 
and don’t even know what our friends look like. 
What a great photo. 

 

Rest in Peace Susan.

I am sure you will all join me in sending Eric and their children 
our condolences and love.

Love & hugs,
Barb
xxxx



65 comments:

  1. How very sad and very typical of Barbara to remember her in such a heartfelt way, may she RIP

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  2. How sad and I am sure she and Jayne will have a wonderful time together crafting up there in Heaven. RIP Susan and condolences to her family. Thanks for sharing Barbara.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Very sad news - my condolences to her family. RIP Susan. Xx

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  4. So true Barbara, we make some wonderful friends due to our blogs, and our mutual love of crafting. When I did my blog page about my cancer diagnosis, I discovered this for myself. Knowing you have friends all across the globe, all rooting for you is so uplifting. people who no doubt have problems themselves, taking time out to think about you is humbling. RIP to a lady I never met, but who sounds lovely. Xx

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  5. Oh no, what an awful shame.I hope she does meet Jayne, and talks craft and Clarity. R.I.P. Susan, and condolences to Eric and family xx
    On a lighter note my NDC goodies came today, I love them, but especially the stencil, can see me using that a lot. Thanks Barbara, lovely projects too. And now I need to order some Groovi Grip xx

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  6. Please pass on my condolences to her family. You're right we do meet the most amazing people through crafting and on here. So sad to hear such bad news. Regards to her family.

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  7. My thoughts are with her family xx

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  8. So very sad , heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. RIP Susan xxx

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  9. Truly sad news, my thoughts and prayers for all those who knew Susan. RIP xx

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  10. Hi Barb,
    Thank you for letting us know the very sad news about Susan. I do hope that her and Lovely Jayne get together as that is such a lovely thought. I have made some love friendships through this blog and it is so sad to lose one of our friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to Eric and family. RIP Susan xxxx

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  11. Very sad news. Deepest sympathy to her family and friends. RIP Susan. Xxx

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  12. So sad. I didn't know Susan but she was obviously a very brave lady. RIP and condolences to Eric and the family.

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  13. Such a very sad day , my thoughts go to her husband and family RIP Susan.
    Lynn xx

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  14. RIP Susan and thoughts and condolences to the family. Xx

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  15. Sad news. Susan always came across as so positive despite her illness on the blog and Facebook. RIP Susan and hugs to her family and friends.

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  16. Condolences to Susan's husband and family, may she rest in peace.xx

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  17. R.I.P. Susan, and condolences to Eric and family xx

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  18. Such sad news. Sending sincere sympathy to Susan's husband and family.

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  19. Condolences to Susan's family. A great loss x

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  20. RIP Susan. Condolences to Eric and the family.

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  21. Thank you for passing on the sad news. I remember Susan's first visit and chatted to her through the blog. I haven't been able to visit regularly in recent months, so although I knew she had a limited time left, I hadn't realised that the end was quite so near as she was always so positive and enthusiastic on here.
    Please pass on my condolences to her family xx

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  22. Sad news, please pass on my thoughts to her family. Susan was always a pleasure to talk to and was so positive in her comments and enthusiasm for everything crafty. I will miss seeing her pop up on the blog, as you say we make friendships without ever seeing each other. Hope Susan and Jayne are having fun together crafting up a storm. XX

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  23. Thinking of her family - she and Jayne will have lots to talk about. xx

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  24. So sad RIP Susan may her husband and children find comfort from each other and friends and family. Love hugs to them at this time xxx

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  25. My thoughts are with her family.

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  26. So sorry, A great big warm hug to all who need it at this sad time xxxx

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  27. My thoughts and prayers are with her family! RIP Susan! X

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  28. I am so sorry to hear this. Condolences to friends and family. RIP xxx

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  29. Such sad news. I send my sympathy to Eric and all the family. xx

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  30. You walked this way with us all and you really matter. God bless you Susan and take you in his arms forever. Luv Yvonne xx

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  31. So sorry to read this.
    I will offer Mass tomorrow for the Repose of Susan's soul, and God's blessing on her family.
    Maureen xx

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  32. So sad. Condolences to her family 🙏

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  33. So upset to hear this. Susan really got into my heart, despite only knowing her from here and for a short time. Such a lovely, and courageous soul, with never a bad, sad or negative word. And yes, Susan, I know you don't think so, but you are a very brave woman. I had been willing so much that she would get to your Open Day Barbara, she wanted it so much. Like you say, lets hope she has found Jayne, and they are hatching all sorts of craty plans. Lovely photo. My thoughts are also with her family and friends. And a big thank you to Eric for being kind enough to let us know, especially at this time when life must be so so tough for him. Love Brenda xx

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    1. Beautifully expressed Brenda, and I'd like to add my own thanks to Eric for his thoughtfulness and jindness in letting us know at such a difficult time. Thinking of you and your family Eric, with fond memories of Susan's bravery, encouragement and her joy in crafting. Xx

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  34. So sad but no more suffering. Thoughts go to her family. RIP.Wxx

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  35. So sorry to hear this sad news. Susan was such a positive and brave lady. Thank you for passing this news on to us Barbara, I had nissed Susan on here. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband and family. God Bless you and RIP Susan.xx

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  36. Very sad indeed, RIP Susan, Sincerest condolences to her family xx

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  37. Sad news. My condolences to her family on the loss of a brave lady. Xx

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  38. Such sad news - Susan was a remarkable lady, who always seemed to care about everyone else, more than herself. I can remember having chats on FB with her and her asking how Neill and I were. She defied her doctors and was able to still be here for the birth of her grandchild - which was SO wonderful. Sending sympathy and strength for Eric and all of her family. God bless you Susan - have fun up there with Jayne xxx

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  39. What sad news. My condolences to all her family and friends.
    x

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  40. So sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers go to her family. R.I.P. Susan

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  41. So sad, rest in peace Susan. You'll be missed by so many.

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  42. A wonderful blog friend so courageous she will be sadly missed on here love and hugs to her family xxx

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  43. that is sad but hopefully she has found peace. condolences to her family, hugs xx

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  44. Such sad news, my thoughts and condolences to Eric and her family...xxxx

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  45. Sad news. I didn't know Susan (wish I had as she sounds such an inspirational lady).

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  46. So sorry to hear of Susan's passing, my heart goes out to her family and loved ones. I'm in a very similar position as my mam passed away on 18th, also informed just yesterday of a dear friend who lost her battle on 25th... sad times xxx

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  47. Sad news indeed and my sympathies to her family and friends - goes without saying really. I know there are a lot who might not believe in God, but I do, and I like to think of him as the supreme creator. He made us in his image and passed on his gift of creativity. With that in mind, I am hoping there is one huge craft room in heaven where we can all go and be as creative as we like. So I am hoping Jayne is showing her the ropes and they are creating beautiful art together x

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  48. Sending thoughts and prayers to Eric and the rest of Susan's family and friends. Rest in peace Susan. Xxx

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  49. So sorry to hear about Susan although I didn't know her but she was obviously a lovely lady and my thoughts are with her family at this sad time. x

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  50. Hello Barbara

    Very sad and puts things into perspective.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  51. Sad news, my thoughts and prayers to Eric, her family and friends.xx

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  52. Heaven is so much richer for Susan being there. Thought and prayers go to her husband and the family at this difficult time. Xx

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  53. Hello Barbara
    Thank you for letting us know about Susan and please thank Eric too. I had missed her chatter lately and was wondering if she was ok. Such sad news, she really was a lovely lady, she and Eric look a very happy couple. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this sad time. I hope she and Jayne are crafting away happily amongst the stars.
    Sending you a hug tonight too Barbara.
    Love Diane xxx

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  54. Hello Barb, thank you for letting us all know about Susan, and for sharing that lovely photo. My deepest sympathy to Eric and all the family and all that knew Susan, they are in my prayers at this very sad time. There will undoubtedly be many happy crafting times amongst the angels. Bx

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  55. Hi Barb & Everyone
    I am so sorry for your loss, Susan sounded like a wonderful person, big hugs Jennifer x x x

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  56. So sad to hear this, another lovely crafter lost to family and friends....x

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  57. So very sad to read that we have lost our bloggy friend God bless you Susan..xx

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  58. Sad news. Best wishes to her family and friends. She will be missed x

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  59. How terribly sad. My heartfelt condolences to all Susan's Family and Friends xxxxxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x