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Grammafreddy - obituary

Postby Jo » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:48 pm

We lost a long-time member of our board this past week. Sue Thomson - who we all knew as ‘grammafreddy’, our ‘Chief Sh*t-Disturber’ - died on Tuesday, May 27. She was only 63.

Sue’s death came as a shock to her loved ones, daughter Melissa and her "significant other", Ray Miller (known on this board as ‘hardnut’), and will be a shock to all of us here as well.

We all knew Sue as an intelligent woman with strong opinions and a gritty determination that was surpassed by few. Ray tells me that Sue was a warm and caring human being with a grand passion for life, but who was slowed down in later years by her declining health. Her posts tell us that as well. She was articulate and intelligent, and quick to defend anybody who needed defending. Some of our members knew Sue in ‘real’ life, and can attest to her love of life, and her determination to do right, whatever it took. I’ve never met Sue, but would have liked to.

An obituary will be forthcoming, wtih a memorial service planned for the future. I will keep you posted as I learn more.

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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Baba O'Riley » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:55 pm

Wow, grammafreddy... Very sorry to hear of your passing, 63 is way too young.

May she continue to be a ‘Chief Sh*t-Disturber’ in the sky! :D

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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby ferri » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:57 pm

i still can't believe it. what a shock. i'm going to miss her on here and in real life. RIP grammafreddy.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Catz » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:58 pm

I am so saddend by this :( RIP GF
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Bsuds » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:59 pm

So sorry to hear of her passing. I met her a couple of times and we will all miss her on the forum!

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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby flamingfingers » Jun 1st, 2014, 6:59 pm

I am totally shocked and very saddened. I was able to meet Sue in person some years ago and we kept in touch from time to time with PMs and emails. She was bright, witty, salt-of-the-earth and her opinions were based mainly on her life experience. Her talents were many; her photography in particular was expressive and thought-provoking.

My sincere condolences to her family and her many friends.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Fancy » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:00 pm

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of her passing. My condolences to her family and her friends. She touched a part of me over the years and I enjoyed her love of photography.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby GordonH » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:03 pm

Grammafreddy you will be greatly missed on this board, my deepest condolences to Her Family & Friends.

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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby zookeeper » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:04 pm

I don't know what to say, I can not see through my tears. I had the pleasure of a few pm's from GF and always enjoyed her posts.

My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to her family.

GF, carry on from above Image, see you on the other side.

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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Catz » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:14 pm

is there anyway you are wrong.............................................................................................. tears
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby pbear » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:23 pm

I'm shocked as well. We only met once but I looked forward to her opinions and her ability to say it straight up. My condolences to her family.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby Jo » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:28 pm

No Catz, I'm sorry. I wish I could be wrong, but it's true.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby WhatThe » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:56 pm

I liked gramma. Rest in peace.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby WeatherWoman » Jun 1st, 2014, 7:59 pm

No words can express the heartache this announcement brings. I send love to all those impacted by her zest for life.
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Re: Grammafreddy

Postby matai » Jun 1st, 2014, 8:00 pm

OMG this is so sad. My condolances to Sue's family.

I'm still shocked! We were chatting no later than last week and were supposed to meet in the very near future and was really looking forward to it. Should have done it last year when we had the opportunity to do so.

Hard learned lesson never to never put off til tomorrow what we can do today.

She seemed to be a very genuine, caring & loving person.

OMG, still shocked.

RIP Gramma Freddy, you will be missed.
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