Remembering a dear friend, Sylvia..(sound) **Update 6/9 Pg 4**

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  1. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    Apr 20, 2000
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    <p><b>Another year has passed, two now, since our dear friend, Sylvia, went Home.  </b></p>
    <p><b>Many here on the DIS know of Sylvia, aka NicksMom, our DIS friend who passed
    away 2 years ago.  Sylvia died June 7th, 2001, from inflammatory breast cancer <a href=""><i>(IBC)</i></a><i>,
    (<a href="">and others</a>)</i> a very virulent form of this scourge of a disease.
    Some of the newer members of the DIS/CB may not
    recall Sylvia, having come to the DIS and/or the Community Board recently.<br>
    Last year, at this time, I said.......</b>
    <p><i><b>"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.<br>
    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." </b></i>
    <p><b>These first several pictures are from the time Sylvia was sick, but you can always see her
    smile.  She ALWAYS smiled, ALWAYS.  Dan wanted these shared with all
    of us.  I have posted all these pictures before, and thought some of them
    would be nice to share again.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="417" height="600">
    <p><b>This was taken on Sylvia's last birthday, January, 2001, just 5 months prior to her death.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="650" height="449"></b></p>
    <p><b> Christmas, 2000.  Left to right, Dan's step
    Marie, a friend from Hamilton, Dan's brother, Mark, his fiancée, Melody, Dan,<br>
    Sylvia. (Sylvia was wearing a wig here)  
    <p><b><img src="" width="650" height="448"></b></p>
    <p><b>This was just shortly after Sylvia's first chemo treatments in '98 and the first time
    of her hair loss.
    <p><b><img src="" width="414" height="600">
    <p><b>Taken about 1 year after diagnosis with Dan.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="650" height="444"></b></p>
    <b>Same as the above picture.  When Sylvia was going to lose her hair,<br>
    she had Dan 'buzz' it off ahead of time.  She went out later that day, and<br>
    when she returned, Dan had done the same to his hair, a symbol of his rock-solid<br>
    <p><b><img src="" width="441" height="600"></b></p>
    <p><b>This is Christmas of '98, with Nick.  Sylvia felt comfortable with<br>
    her baldness, a necessary side effect of getting well she said.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="650" height="490"></b></p>
    <p><b>The day Dan gave Sylvia her buzz, in anticipation of losing her hair.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="419" height="600"></b></p>
    <p><b>And here with Nick and Dan.</b></p>
    <p><b>What a strong lady!!!!    Anyone see a frown?  Always<br>
    smiling, that was Sylvia.</b></p>

    <p><b><img src="" width="590" height="487"></b></p>
    <p><b>And here, these several pictures, in healthier days.  This picture is of Sylvia, Nick and Dan's DD, Emma.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="323" height="487"></b></p>
    <p><b>What a great picture of a great lady!!!!  This picture was taken
    about 6 months before she was diagnosed with breast cancer. </b></p>
    <p><b>Sylvia loved the outdoors and animals.  She was especially fond of
    <p><b><img src="" width="650" height="480"></b></p>
    <p><b>This one also was taken shortly before she was diagnosed, a great picture of Sylvia and little Nick.</b></p>
    <p><b><img alt src="" border="0" width="209" height="288"></b></p>
    <p><b>This one, taken when Nick was about 2 or 3, along with their Huskies.</b></p>
    <p><b>And here, a current picture of Nick, one which Margarete shared with me to
    post here on the DIS several months ago.</b></p>
    <p><b><img src="" width="178" height="242"></b></p>
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    <pre><b>If I should stay
    I would only be in your way.
    So I'll go but I know
    I'll think of you
    Every step of the way.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you.
    You my darling you, mmm ...

    Bittersweet memories,
    That is all I'm taking with me.
    So goodbye, please don't cry.
    We both know I'm not what you, you need.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you.

    I hope life treats you kind
    And I hope you have
    All you've dreamed of.
    And I wish for you joy
    And happiness.
    But above all this, I wish you love.

    And I will always love you.
    I will always love you. (4x)
    I, I will always love you.
    You, darling I love you.
    I'll always, I'll always love you.</b></pre>
    <pre><b>Love you, Syl.</b></pre>
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  2. KimRaye

    KimRaye DIS Oldtimer and Threadkiller

    Apr 29, 2001
    HUGE tissue alert!!!
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  4. Maray

    Maray DIS Veteran (B.C. Survivor-17yrs.Now!)

    Aug 19, 1999
    Thank you Dan, for this beautiful tribute for a beautiful person FROM another beautiful person.

    So eloquently put, Dan.

    I am now fighting back sobs,but smiling with Sylvia and that great smile of hers. She was and is an Angel.

    So glad to see a current picture of Nick.
    My, He's grown,and with his Mom's great smile,too.
    Thank you , Margarete for sharing it with us.

    Dan, Sending ((((hugs))) to you my friend this early morn.
  5. tiggerlover

    tiggerlover <font color=33CC99>Still waiting for "the talk"<br

    Jan 29, 2000
    Dan, you are the best. Thank you so much for that moving tribute to Sylvia. I remember so many of these pictures and it was nice to look back once again and remember this remarkable woman.
  6. Disney Dee

    Disney Dee DIS Veteran

    Oct 4, 1999
    That was beautiful Dan, thanks!
  7. Buckalew

    Buckalew <font color=teal>Hammonitup!!!<br><font color=dark

    Feb 22, 2000
    Amazing how someone most of us have never met keeps touching our lives and hearts. I will never forget Sylvia & the brief encounters I had with her trying to reach out & touch her as she touched me.
    God Bless her son Nick.
    Thanks Dan. You're the best.
    HUGE tissue alert is right.
  8. mickey65

    mickey65 Canadian Snow Girl

    Feb 25, 2000
    Thank you Dan.

    What a beautiful and moving tribute. My how Nick has grown!

    That you so much for sharing this with us.

  9. Kitty 34

    Kitty 34 Hums in her sleep

    Feb 16, 2000
    Beautiful but incredibly sad.:(

    Thanks Dan
  10. krazyboutWDW

    krazyboutWDW <font color=00CCCC>The TF highly recommends the be

    Mar 6, 2001
    Dan thank you so much for the beautiful tribute. It is so hard to believe that it has already been two years. I love the picture of Nick. He is becoming such a nice looking young man.

    Dan thank you for helping us to remember such a wonderful woman.
  11. CathyCanada

    CathyCanada <font color=teal>The <b>Fluffy</b> Former Webmaste

    Apr 21, 2000
    I still remember that sad day 2 years ago as if it were yesterday. One of those "you know it is coming but are never truly prepared". :(

    Thank you Dan for sharing our Sylvia with those who were not as fortunate to know her as we were. And so nice to see Nick. What a good looking young man.

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful person.
  12. Ranatra

    Ranatra Elliott Fan

    Sep 17, 2000
    Wow Dan. That was truly beautiful.
    It's hard to believe it's been 2 years already.
    Sylvia will always be remembered here.
  13. minnie56

    minnie56 <font color=magenta>Whatever it is, he said it is

    Aug 27, 2001
    What a wonderful tribute.

    May God Bless her always and you for remembering so eloquently.
  14. snoopy

    snoopy <font color=green>This space for rent<br><font col

    Aug 17, 1999
    Lovely tribute, Dan.

    Such a beautiful person she was. May we always keep her memory alive.
  15. Serena

    Serena <font color=navy>Not afraid of canned biscuits<br>

    Aug 18, 1999
    As I told her when all this was going on. I can only hope that I have 1/2 as much class and strength to deal with things the way she did.
    thank you Dan, she was truly a wonderful person.
  16. Pam

    Pam DIS Veteran

    Feb 7, 2000
    Ahhh, Dan...... I knew that you would remember our girl!:D

    That photo of Sylvia in the boat, doing what she loved, fishing, is my favorite (along with the one of her and Nick cuddling) - I have both of them on my computer.

    Yes, I am sitting here typing with tears streaming down my face - but through the mist, I am also smiling and hearing Sylvia say,
    "I'm an otter, Pam and you are a LOON!"
  17. newmousecateer

    newmousecateer Babcia Extraordinaire/B-Elder YaYa

    Sep 5, 2001
    An absolutely beautiful and moving tribute Dan.
  18. PandyPaws

    PandyPaws <a href="

    Mar 1, 2000
    Thank you, Dan, for such a beautiful tribute to an incredible woman.
  19. Patrick IL.

    Patrick IL. Dis Poster

    Jan 7, 2001
    I too rememeber Dan :( Thank you so much for again putting this together for all the Disers and Sylvia.
  20. helenabear

    helenabear <font color=deeppink>There is hope for the helples

    Oct 23, 1999
    What a beautiful tribute Dan.... thank you.
  21. paras4ri

    paras4ri Wishing upon a star........

    Jul 5, 2001
    Thank you Dan.

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