Friday, March 13, 2009

My "Mate" Gwen

Forever in My Heart

My dearest "mate" Gwen passed away yesterday 12th March, 2009.

Gwen was diagnosed with advanced aggressive pancreatic and liver cancer 2 weeks ago. Her battle was short and bravely fought.
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Brian, Gavin Janine, Damien, Drew & Nicole.

Gwen was one of lifes "true" characters
She was always there to lend a helping hand,
a shoulder to lean upon, and a tissue when needed,

She was my partner in crime, and loved to have a really good time,
She never said "NO" to a brandy & dry,
Always had a joke on hand or a tall tale to tell,
Many great memories of good times shared

Forever in my heart and thoughts
A great "mate" and companion who will be dearly missed

Rest In Peace


Blogger Ruthie said...

So sorry for the loss of your friend. It was good she didn't have a long time of suffering. I know she will be missed by her family and friends.

March 13, 2009 3:29 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Great tribute to dear Gwen. She will be very sadly missed by so many of us. I love the photo with the little dog. Is it Penny?

Do look after yourself now Jan, you must be so very upset and tired too.

Once the funeral is over, you get some real rest.
And at least dear Gwen is not in such great pain any more. Let's be
thankful for that. Take great care
dear friend, I love you, Merle.

March 13, 2009 3:53 pm  
Blogger Meow (aka Connie) said...

Oh, Jeanette, that is so sad. And so sudden. Hope her family are coping ok, and hope you are doing ok, too. Gwen was a gorgeous person, I imagine you will miss her terribly. Thanks for letting me know. If there is anything I can do ... please ask.
Lots of love from Connie, Baron and Elisabeth xxx

March 13, 2009 5:57 pm  
Blogger Gattina said...

You must feel exactly the same as I did and do when my best friend since 32 years passed away at 66 of colon cancer which is very similar to the pancreatic one. It was yesterday exactly one week ago. I couldn't write it on my blog.

March 13, 2009 7:05 pm  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

Dear Jen, I am so sorry for your loss. I know what it is to lose a dear friend. It happens more and more especially now we get older. The photos are great reminders of better times. That particular kind of cancer is the worst.
I wish you lots of strength!

March 13, 2009 9:00 pm  
Blogger Marcus said...

Hi Jenette
Really sorry to hear that Gwen died, especially so quickly. Take care, Love Marcus

March 13, 2009 10:07 pm  
Blogger Winifred said...

So sorry to hear you lost such a good friend. It's very hard as you miss them so much.

Hope your cold is better. Take care of yourself.

March 13, 2009 10:45 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

Condolences to you and to Gwen's family Jan.

March 14, 2009 12:17 am  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

Oh this just sends chills over my body!! How terribly sad you must feel. To lose a best friend so suddenly. Tho, there is comfort in knowing her battle wasn't a long many year battle fought with a lot of suffering for so many years.

My deepest sympathies dear Jen. And to her condolences.

March 14, 2009 12:59 am  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

Dear Jen,

My deepest sympathy to you on the lose of your dear friend Gwen. Even through they are gone, we can always have them with us in our hearts and memories. Like Merle, I like the picture of her and her puppy. What a wonderful memory of happier times.


March 14, 2009 1:19 am  
Blogger Jim said...

I am so sorry for you and all of Gwen's very dear friends and family. She will be missed for a long time. And I will always remember her from these few years I have been able to know her through the blogging world.

Thank you for this wonderful tribute post of her. She was your 'bud,' your 'mate.' She always seemed so happy although I gather she had a lot of pain and suffering lately.

May God bless you all and may He allow you to keep your wonderful memories of her. And may she be resting in peace now with her Lord.

I will remember her along with my Aussie friends as the lovely lady and cheerful friend of you all she was.

March 14, 2009 1:36 am  
Blogger Terry said...

Dear Jeanette,
Mr.Jim emailed me about your dear Gwen and I feel so sad.
I pray that the Lord will be a comfort for the sad days that will be following for you and her family...Love Terry

March 14, 2009 5:17 am  
Blogger Rusty in Miami said...

My deepest sympathy to you and condolences to Gwen’s family. May god bless you all

March 14, 2009 7:00 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Sending you big hugs across the miles. I'm so sorry to hear of these very sad news, dear Jen. I know how close you were to Gwen and you will miss her terribly, that's for sure. Please know that I'm thinking of you. My heart and prayers go out to her family and friends. xoxo

March 14, 2009 7:55 am  
Blogger Dreadnought said...

Hi Jeanette, I'm sorry to hear about Gwen, she sometimes used to read and comment on my blog, she seemed a nice lady who I'm sure will be missed by many people from around the world. Bob.

March 14, 2009 8:37 am  
Blogger audrey` said...

(((HUGS))) Jeanette

I'm so sorry to hear about Gwen
Please take very good care of yourself.

March 14, 2009 12:43 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~I don't know how on earth you will be able to read our great blogging friends' comments, because I had so many tears could hardly read them. I hope you are doing OK.
Nice the family are around you as they loved Gwen so much also. She was always with you and them. I hope Brian is OK and has family to support him also. I am glad you liked my tribute, yours was really
wonderful. Get some rest my dear friend. Much love, Merle.

March 14, 2009 3:57 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Dear Jeanette, I was shocked to hear of Gwen's passing on Biker Bob's blog, and came over here immediately to find out more details. I didn't know her, except through you, but I pass on to you and Gwen's family and friends my sincere condolences.

March 15, 2009 12:42 am  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Dear Jen, I'm very loss for your loss. Sending you my deepest condolences. May Gwen rest in peace. I'll pray for her soul and the people she left behind.

March 15, 2009 12:52 am  
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March 15, 2009 12:53 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

My deepest sympathy ...
I am relieved to know that she didn't suffer for a long time.
My BIL died from Pancreatic cancer. It was an 18 month battle of epic pain.

Rest in peace dear Gwen!

March 15, 2009 3:10 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

I was sorry to hear about Gwen's passing from Merle, Jan. My condolences to you and her family and take comfort that she is at peace now and out of pain.

Big Hugs xoxo

March 15, 2009 1:13 pm  
Blogger Charlotte said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Jen. It is so important to have friends at a time like this. You are blessed.

March 16, 2009 2:51 am  
Blogger Susie said...

Dear Jen,
I'm so very sorry to hear of Gwen's passing.
I know your heart must be breaking right now.
Do take comfort that she is free from pain and watching over from above.
Sending you my sincere sympathy and gentle (((hugs)))

March 16, 2009 10:37 am  
Blogger Mad Bush Farm Crew said...

Blogger must have known I needed to comment at last it's let me.

Jen I am so sorry to hear about Gwen. Here's a big hug from me and my girls to you

Love and hugs

March 16, 2009 8:56 pm  
Blogger Marjorie said...

Gen..I'm sorry to hear about your friend, It is so hard to bear the loss of a loved one even when you know they are no longer suffering. Condolences to her family and loving friends.

March 18, 2009 11:00 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

A wonderful tribute to your dear friend. That cancer is the same that took away my favorite cousin over a year ago. Peace be with you.

March 20, 2009 11:48 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Jen. I read my earlier comment above and realized my mistake. I meant that I'm truly *sorry for your loss.

March 28, 2009 2:58 am  
Blogger Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sorry to hear about your friend...

April 03, 2009 8:53 am  

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