Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sleep sweet dear friend

Ladies:

I am so sad to inform you that our Lisa passed away last night at 7:45. She passed peacefully with all of her family and myself present, so she was not alone. I have a lot of arrangements to make, so once I know details I'll email you back. Please don't call as I won't really have the time today to talk, as much as I would like to.

I so appreciate all of the positive energy and prayers you sent our way. Unfortunately, it was not enough to save Lisa. My heart is broken and I'll never be the same. Lisa was my best friend, and I'll miss her so much words cannot describe.

Take care,
G


You touched so many lives during your short time here.
You are loved and we will miss you forever.
Give your babies all those hugs and kisses you dreamed of.
Until we meet again...


Lisa's visitation will be on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home; 301 Curry Hollow Road; Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Phone (412) 655-4501. The funeral will be next Monday at Christ United Methodist Church in Bethel Park at around 11:00 am. You can get more details about the funeral from the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 333 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

21 comments:

Sherri said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. Thinking of you, of her, and of her family today...

Shinny said...

That is SO not the news we wanted. Thanks for letting us know.
Are you doing ok?

The Nanny said...

Prayers for Lisa's family...

Trevor said...

Absolutely gutted to hear this news. So very very sorry and feeling for Greg and family and all who knew Lisa personally and online.

Bon said...

i am so sad, and so sorry, to hear this.

thanks for letting us know, Catherine.

DD said...

Oh, no...

I'm so sorry. So very sorry.

Kathy McC said...

Oh I am so very sad. I saw that you had a new post and for some reason I just knew it was about Lisa. She was a wonderful gal and I am really heartbroken...

MB said...

There are no words.

Rosepetal said...

I am very sad to read this news. The last thing she posted on her blog sounded so upbeat and positive.

That's a lovely picture of her.
My deepest condolences to her family and to you.

Bronwyn said...

I gasped so loudly when I read your posts that everyone in my vicinity turned to look at me -- I did not expect to hear such news about Lisa. It's heartbreaking...

The Town Criers said...

It's just so sad and I feel terrible for Greg and her family. It is a beautiful picture of her. Please pass on my condolences to Greg.

Julie said...

No no no no no.

I'm just so sorry Catherine. I am keeping her family in my prayers. thank you for letting us know.

Ruby said...

I'm sorry.

vixanne wigg said...

I am so sad to hear this news. My deepest condolences.

Julie said...

I'm saddened to learn of her passing. Although one is trained to expect something, the initial surprise never fails.
Sending love to Lisa's family, you all, and on out to Lisa herself.
May she rest in peace.

kate said...

I am very sad...thinking of her family.

Tendersoul said...

So terribly sorry, Catherine. My prayers go out to her family and friends.

msfitzita said...

Oh my God. Oh my God. I was so afraid that this news was coming. But I'm still just shocked beyond belief. Oh God...

Oh sweet Lisa. I'm so sorry. I will miss you, my friend.

Thank you for posting the news Catherine. I'm so sorry...

stat763 said...

I am just so sorry and so very sad. My thought and prayers are with everyone.

Kimberly said...

What a blow. I am so sorry to read this news. Prayers to her family.

SaraS-P said...

Truly heartbreaking.