Thursday, October 10, 2013

And I know there will be no more tears in heaven

Dearest Cathey,

Every time that I see Bryer horses, ridiculously thick ponytails, illegal u-turn symbols, the coke slushies at the Houlton Irving, the latest Janet Evanovich book, Cadbury Creme Eggs, Tassels, my stitching I will think of you my friend.  May you find peace in a place where pain can touch you no longer.

Dear followers of Pumpkin Patch an Co. I regret to inform you that our friend Cathey has passed away.  After all that she has been through she was at least granted a peaceful death with the shortest possible hospital stay, the best of the worst.  While cancer may have broken her body, it never broke her spirit.  The remainder of the arrangements are incomplete at this time.

39 comments:

Daffycat said...

*cries*

Tears for myself. Cathey will be sorely missed.

Carolyn said...

Thank you!!!!

Cathey your not in pain anymore....

Love you forever stitching friend!

valerie said...

I'm so shocked and sad but glad this terrible fight is over and that she is at peace. She fought with grace and we'll miss her. My condolences to her family.

Annie said...

I'm heartbroken, but at least her suffering is over. Sending good thoughts to all her family and friends.

Gabi said...

Thank you.
I am so sorry, she was such a fighter.
No more pain for her. I think she watches her family from heaven.

Maggee said...

Yes, thank you for letting us know. She is no longer fighting. Praying for her family in this difficult time.

Nancy said...

I am sorry to hear of her passing although I know that she is no longer in pain. My thoughts are with her family and also with you. She will be missed!

AnaCristina said...

I am so sorry!
:-(

Praying for her family!

_/\_

gracie said...

Condolences to Cathey's fsmoly and friends.

Robin Pichelmayer said...

Thank you so much for letting us all know. My heart is broken, but I'm thankful she does not have to endure any more pain. She will rest in peace.
I thought of her today as I was going to get out my wooly pumpkins. She saw them on my blog when I first made them. She will be missed by so many. Prayers for her husband and family.

Catherine said...

Thank you for sending word....Cathey was an amazing woman and inspiration to so many all over the world. I pray for peace and comfort for her family....

Tammy B said...

condolences for Cathy from an Albertan. I loved her spirit and her fight. I can only hope that she was at peace when she left. That little boy had a great mom and now her husband has a piece of her with him now through him. God Bless them!

Stitching Noni said...

Thank you for sending word of Cathey. I have been thinking of her a lot lately and wondering how she is....

I know that I didn't "know" her, but like a lot of bloggers I got to know her through her blog posts about stitching and life... and following her pregnancy and Junior, and her terrible battle with cancer.

My heart goes out to Cathey's husband and baby boy, and to her family and friends. The world is missing an Angel on Earth now, and Heaven has a new Angel above looking down on us.

Cathey was an inspiration to us all with her fighting spirit... She is now safe and without pain.

She will be missed...

Hugs xx

Lynn said...

Thank you so much for informing us. Although I didn't know her personally, her spirit,courage and fight for life touched me deeply. My condolences go out to her family and friends at this difficult time. She will be deeply missed in the blogging community.

Christina said...

I am devastated by this news. At least her pain and suffering are over. Continued thoughts and prayers going to her family.

Carol said...

Rest in peace my sweet friend... You touched each of us with your strength and determination over the past year. I just can't stop crying when I think of her little son, her husband, and her parents...

Please know how truly sorry I am for your loss. Cathey was one very special friend and I will miss her deeply.

~*Sharee*~ said...

How very sad; she will be dearly missed; I know howmuch she loved her little boy. My heart just breaks for her family. Life is just not fair, it takes the life of this dear lady much too soon..

Love, Shar

Veronica said...

Thank you for letting me know. My heart goes out to her family. She will be missed.

Annette said...

Dear Cathey.
You had a terrible fight.
Your the strongest woman I have ever seen..
Your fight is over, you now can rest in Peace.
My thought are with your family..
cute little Junior..
hugsssss

Ele said...

Thank you for letting us know. I did not know her personally, but I followed her blog and was really touched by her fighting spirit and positive way of looking into life. She will be greatly missed.
My thoughts go to her family and her little boy especially

Michelle said...

Oh my I am so sad to hear this but she fought this with grace and we be very sadly missed. Sending love to her family and wide circle of friends xx Thank you for letting us know xx

Chiara Levorato said...

I'm so sorry and tearful for her, the only thing that makes sense is that she's not in pain anymore.
all my hugs go to her family and close friends, she'll surely be missed.
thank you for keeping us posted in this terrible moment.

WendyCarole said...

So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with her husband her little one and family

Ingrid Griffiths said...

Bless you! You had the hardest task to let us all know. Bye bye Cathey x

Patty C. said...

Prayers for her family ...

Melissa said...

This is heartbreaking... and I have to say I am so upset to have had someone as kind hearted and so deserving of life taken far too early.

Please pass on my sincerest condolences to Cathey's family.

Kathy A. said...

Thank you for letting us know about Cathey. The stitching community has lost a brave, courageous and inspirational stitcher. What a wonderful lady and spirit she is and was. Heaven has gained one impressive angel. My heart breaks for her husband, little son, her entire family and circle of friends.
Sending my sympathies and hugs to you all.

Lesleyanne said...

Sending my condolences to Cathey's family and friends. I know she will be very greatly missed but no longer in pain. RIP Cathey xxx

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

I am so sad to hear this news. I am going to miss her and I am sending prayers for her beautiful son and husband and all of her family and friends. What a fighter, an inspiration and an uplifting person she was. She will be sorely missed.

Stitchinowl said...

I am heartbroken by this news. Cathey was an inspiration to us all. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband, Junior, and her family.

Sharon said...

This makes me so very sad to hear this. Cathey was truly beautiful inside and out and she will be missed greatly.My deepest condolences to her family, friends and especially her little boy. Cathey will forever live on in him. My thoughts and payers are with you all. Thank you so much letting us know.

Greg Patterson said...

From her Dad on Facebook:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear daughter Cathey. She slipped away very peacefully just before 4 pm this afternoon with her husband Paul at her side. Funeral arrangements are not complete yet other than to say it will be held here in Liverpool. When more details are known we will pass them on. On behalf of Zoe and I and the Magill family we thank everyone for all the messages we have received this past week. Cathey fought the cancer as long as she could but in the end it won. Now she is at peace.

stitcheranon said...

I am just devastated. A beautiful soul who lit up all our lives, even those of us who never met her in person. She will be missed by the entire blogging community xx

shebafudge said...

Sorry to hear the terrible news. Thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Rest in peace Cathey

Ranae said...

Oh my
I am so sad to hear of this.
Cathey was a very courageous woman
When I see a pumpkin I will think of her.
I was a blogging friend, but over the years it felt more then that
She's truly an inspiration in so many ways
We will all miss her
Ranae

Terri P said...

Cathey now joins the ranks of the Angels. And the Angels rejoice!

May she stitch now the Heavenly Cloths.

Terri

Pat Matejcek said...

Katie
Thank you for Cathey's beautiful story! I read her blog and was very touched by her story. My Mother died of breast cancer when I was 19. I prayed for Cathey and her family but I guess God had better plans for her. I will continue to keep her in my prayers.

TammyK said...

So sorry to hear this news. She will definitely be missed. I lost my mom to breast cancer 6 days ago so I know the pain her family and friends feel. Condolences to her family and friends.

Brenda said...

She is no longer suffering or in pain. I am saddened to hear this news although I only knew of her through the message board via through others.

My condolences to her family!