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Old 06-06-2002, 09:04 AM   #1
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Most of us know of Sylvia, aka NicksMom, our DIS friend who passed away last year, June 7th, from breast cancer. A number of us here may not recall Sylvia, having joined the DIS during the past year, or just not 'hanging out' on the CB or Canadian Board (where she was a co-moderator) at the time last year.

I personally never met Sylvia, or any of her family, but I did get to know her a bit over the limited number of months she did share her glow, smiles, resolve and hope with us all. She lived life to the fullest, she prayed for a miracle, as we did with her, till her last breath. Sylvia was a daughter, a mom, a lover, a fighter. She loved her son, Nick, her mom, Margarete, her partner, Dan, she loved life.

Sylvia is with us today, I firmly believe so. I miss you dearly, Sylvia, a true friend you became over those months. I look forward to the day we meet in person. Until then, care for Nick, your mom, us. We love you.

For those who did not know Sylvia, or would like to revisit a few threads (some links within these may not work), here are some links to share some time with a real lady, Sylvia.

<center>Sylvia's passing thread

A DIS search on threads of a mention of Sylvia

A link to several threads from this time last year


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Old 06-06-2002, 09:06 AM   #2
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That is a beautiful post, Dan!! I can't help but cry when I look at that picture...Thanks so much for sharing them again...
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Thank-you for the reminder Dan. She is still missed here and I cherish the time I got to spend with her during her final weeks.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:15 AM   #4
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May God bless Sylvia's family and may they always remember there is an extra angel in heaven watching over them.
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Unfortunately, I didn't have the opportunity to know Sylvia before she passed. But because of your loving posts, Dan, and those of others...I feel that I have a good sense of the quality of person she was here on the DIS. Sylvia's story touches me, and I think of her often.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:19 AM   #6
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LIFE is soooooooooo unfair . May she Rest in Peace.............
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I don't know what to say except that was very touching Dan. Although I've been visiting the DIS since it's inception, I didn't know anything of Sylvia until right before she passed away, as I never frequented the CB until then. I will definitely keep her in my thoughts tomorrow, and her son and the rest of her family. She must have been a very special person seeing as how much all of you who knew her miss her.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:25 AM   #8
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I came here after Sylvia passed, but what a lovely tribute. I know from the references in other's sigs that she was loved and is sorely missed.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:27 AM   #9

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A sad anniversary, indeed. Still in our hearts, still missed very much, I think of her often. God bless her family....Rest in Peace, Sylvia
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:30 AM   #10
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She is gone but not forgotten.

And I honestly believe she is still here among us as well.

I know her death serves as a reminder to me to have my annual mammogram done. Ironically, I had my first one last year on the day she died.

She was a funny sort of person, a little off-beat, she loved dogs and her kid and Disney World. I miss her alot.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:31 AM   #11
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What a special post Dan, I know I will not forget her.
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:34 AM   #12
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Beautiful tribute Dan. I have found myself the last few days reading through many of the same threads you had linked for us just now. She will be missed.
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Old 06-06-2002, 10:02 AM   #13
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So sad that she's been gone for almost a year.

I hope Nick and the rest of her family and friends are doing well.
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Old 06-06-2002, 10:05 AM   #14
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Even though I did not know her, many of you hold her in high regard. I will keep her in my thoughts today and say a little prayer for her family.
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Old 06-06-2002, 10:30 AM   #15
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I've been thinking about her since I turned our kitchen wall calendar from May to June.
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